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V-C teaching excellence awards

Vice-Chancellor's Awards

6 May 2019

Last week at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Education, four academics from the College of Business and Economics were recognised and awarded. 

Dr Jananie William (Research School of Finance, Actuarial Students and Statistics) and Dr Marina Iskhakova (Research School of Econonomics) were among the five ANU academics who were awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Ms Katerina Kormusheva (Reasearch School of Mangament) was recognised for her outstanding contributions to student learning, and Mr Augustus Panton (Research School of Economics) was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Tutoring.

The Vice-Chancellor had also formally ackonwledged Dr Ding Ding's (Research School of Finance, Actuarial Students and Statistics) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Dr Ding Ding had earlier recieved a teaching excellence award from 2018 Australia Awards for University Teaching


Dr Jananie William (RSFAS)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr Jananie William is a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies and Advisor to The Social Outcomes Lab. She has over 15 years of experience in both traditional and non-traditional areas of actuarial practice through industry and academic roles.

Her previous roles were in senior leadership for general insurance pricing and as a consultant for general insurance reserving. She has transferred this expertise to her current roles as she implements modern actuarial methods in non-traditional areas of actuarial work.  

Jananie's research interests are in public health, public policy and human services with a focus on women's issues. Her current research projects include costing studies in maternal health, the lifetime health costs of women who experience domestic violence and gender disparities in retirement outcomes.

Her teaching excellence was recognised through the CBE Award for Teaching Excellence (Early Career) in 2018. Prior to joining the university, Jananie worked in actuarial roles in the general insurance and investment advisory industry in Australia and the UK.


Dr Marina Iskhakova (RSE)

Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr. Marina Iskhakova joined ANU in July 2016 as a Lecturer/Educational Program Manager at the Research School of Economics. Before starting at this position she was a Program Coordinator (for Master of Science/Lecturer at Curtin University Sydney and a Founder and Director of a new dynamic Cross-Cultural Consultancy/Training Company Orange Cultures based in Sydney, Mosman.

Marina has a strong academic background with Master degree in Mathematical Economics from St.Peteresburg State University,  PhD in HRM ( St.Petersburg State University, Russia) and an MBA in Strategic Leadership with focus on Asian Business Environment (from Norwegian School of Business BI - Norway/China).


Ms Katerina Kormusheva (RSM)

Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

Katerina Kormusheva is a lecturer in Marketing, Strategy and Special Industry Project courses. Katerina is concurrently working in software and consulting, and is passionate about bringing education and real business closer together.

In her teaching, Katerina applies Situated Cognition theory to design her courses and Near-Peer teaching for an authentic learning experience for the students, complemented by taking the students to out-of-classroom locations to complete the experiential learning cycle.

Katerina has previously won the Academy of Marketing Malcolm McDonald Essay Prize 2015 (for the first time awarded to a student outside the UK) and the Highly Commended Paper award at ANZMAC Doctoral Colloquium 2016. In 2016, Katerina was part of a team recognized by the CBE Award for Excellence in Educational Innovation for the Internship Program.

Her teaching excellence was recognised by the ANU College of Business and Economics Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career) in 2018 and the Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Contribution to Student Learning (Early Career) in 2019.

Katerina’s research interests include pricing, in both theory of pricing optimisation, pricing of services and perceptions of pricing, and in the practice of price design.


Mr Augustus Panton (RSE)

Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Tutoring

Augustus Panton is a PhD candidate in economics at the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy where his PhD research is focused on examining the inter-linkages between climate and monetary policy regimes.

Augustus serves as a Research Assistant at the ANU Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, a Teaching Assistant at the ANU Research School of Economics and a Research Student Affiliate with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research.

Prior to joining ANU, Augustus worked as an Economist at the Central Bank of Liberia. Before then, he worked with the Liberian Ministry of Commerce & Industry as an Economist and as Head of the Trade Facilitation Division at the Liberian Ministry of Finance and Development Planning. He has provided consulting services for several international organisations, including the World Bank and the Brookings Institution.

Augustus was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Teaching (Tutoring Category) Award by the ANU College of Business and Economics and nominated for the 2019 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Tutoring/Demonstrating. 

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