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Wisconsin School of Business Announces John and Anne Oros Professorship

Four faculty will receive three-year funding for projects supporting school’s strategic goals

By Wisconsin School of Business

November 3, 2023

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The Wisconsin School of Business announces the John and Anne Oros Professorship, new awards that will advance the school’s strategic priorities and support faculty in research, teaching, curriculum development, and other key areas. The professorship is generously funded by John (BBA ’71) and Anne Oros (BA ’72), Badgers with deep ties to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Four inaugural professorships were awarded to WSB faculty, each running for three-year terms and providing funding for individual projects and initiatives.

“I am delighted to announce these four new term professorships,” said Vallabh “Samba” Sambamurthy, WSB’s Albert O. Nicholas Dean. “They are designed to recognize and incentivize faculty efforts through funding to support strategic goals of the Wisconsin School of Business, such as developing new courses, starting a new research program, or building corporate partnerships or grant opportunities.”

The four awardees are:

Yash Babar, assistant professor of operations and information management, for excellence in research and contributions toward development of new courses in digital strategy for the undergraduate curriculum.

Florence Honoré, assistant professor of management and human resources, for an outstanding research profile on technology and entrepreneurship, and for developing course materials for entrepreneurship and inclusive leadership.

Jirs Meuris, assistant professor of management and human resources, for excellence in scholarship in human capital management and development of a unique new course on people analytics for the school’s undergraduate and master’s programs.

Sang Seo, assistant professor of finance, for excellence in research and contributions to redesigning the core undergraduate finance course.