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Apr 21, 2023 2023-04 Accountancy Business Administration Faculty Finance

Gies faculty honored with GBAA teaching awards

Three Gies College of Business faculty members have been honored with Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Gies Business Alumni Association. Aimee Barbeau was selected for the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Timothy Johnson was honored with the Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, and Michael Yip was chosen for the Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

Aimee Barbeau
Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Aimee Barbeau, teaching assistant professor of business administration, earned her PhD in Government from Georgetown University in 2014 and has taught at Gies since 2016. She teaches the introductory Business 101 course required of all freshman and intercollegiate transfer students, as well as an upper division offering on business ethics. Her teaching and scholarship focus on the social impact of business, ethics in business, and effective business education. She regularly appears on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. In 2021, she was named one of the Top 50 Undergraduate Business Professors in the nation by Poets&Quants. She also received a Dean’s Impact Award in 2021 in recognition of her outstanding contributions to Gies College of Business.


Timothy Johnson
Excellence in Graduate Teaching

Timothy Johnson, Karl and Louise Schewe Professor of Finance, received his PhD form the University of Chicago in 1999 and joined Gies Business in 2006. His research interests include asset pricing, macroeconomic dynamics, volatility, liquidity, and derivatives, and he has been published in the leading journals in the areas of economics and finance. In his courses, he leads students in examining derivative markets and models. He regularly appears on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students. This is the second time that he has received this award, having previously received it in 2012. 


Michael Yip
Excellence in Teaching Assistance

Michael Yip is currently a PhD student in the Department of Accountancy and expects to graduate in May 2023. Prior to joining the program, he spent five years at Deloitte Consulting and had obtained his bachelor and master’s degrees in accounting from the University of Waterloo. During his time at Gies, Michael was a teaching assistant and instructor for various classes in accounting and data analytics. He appeared on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students for his instruction in Accounting Control Systems. Upon graduation, he will be joining the Financial Accounting Standards Board on a one-year postdoctoral fellowship and subsequently will join the University of Georgia as an assistant professor starting in the summer of 2024.