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Professor Harry Van Buren Wins Robert Wertheim Junior Faculty Research Award

April 27, 2009

Robert Wertheim Junior Faculty Research Award
Congratulations to Professor Harry Van Buren, the winner of this year's "Robert Wertheim Junior Faculty Research Award".

Robert Wertheim is an Anderson alum as well as Chairman of the Board of Charter Companies, an Anderson National Advisory Board member, and a respected community leader. Mr. Wertheim presented the award to Professor Van Buren on Friday at the Anderson faculty meeting calling his research "outstanding". Professor Van Buren does research in several areas including the involvement of religious institutions in shareholder activism, issues related to race/ethnicity and gender in organizations, the ethical implications of low-wage work and the ethics of human resource management.

The nominees for this one-time award were selected by department chairs. The Dean's Office reviewed all of the nominations before making the final selection. Professor Van Buren says he will use his award winnings for research-related purposes and plans to spend part of the summer at the University of Essex in the U.K. taking a class on case-study research.

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