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February 16, 2016

College of Business Faculty Members Awarded Professional Achievement Honors

Professor Damon Aiken
Professor Damon Aiken encourages MBA students during a ropes course excursion.

College of Business faculty members Kirk “Damon” Aiken and Timothy Heinze, both associate professors of marketing, were awarded Professional Achievement Honors by the CSU, Chico Faculty Recognition and Support Committee. This award recognizes them as faculty who have truly shined as scholars during the last three years.

Dean Judith Hennessey states, “I am proud to draw your attention to these campus-wide faculty achievement awards. Damon Aiken and Tim Heinze from the College of Business account for half of the campus’ Professional Achievement Honors Recipients. Both Damon and Tim have made amazing contributions to the College of Business, brought distinction to campus and to their professions.”

Kirk ‘Damon’ Aiken won the national "Teaching Excellence" award from the Marketing Management Association in 2013, and is continually rated as one of the most effective teachers in the College of Business.

Since 2012, Professor Aiken has had 13 journal articles accepted for publication, 12 currently in print and one forthcoming. These works, along with his foundation work, have established Professor Aiken as a leading international scholar in Sports Marketing, especially in his understanding of how sports team affiliation and other situational and personal factors internationally and cross-culturally impact consumer behavior.  

Professor Aiken is also a pioneer scholar in eCommerce and its impact on consumers by establishing the field’s primary literature regarding consumer trust, Trustmarks and the cross-cultural impact of both in influencing consumer behavior.

Professor Tim Heinze
Professor Timothy Heinze coordinates the business students that compete in the Sweet 16 Sales Challenge.

Timothy Heinze has had a transformational impact on education, quality, training and career placement in the sales industry of students from Chico State. Since 2013, Dr. Heinze has authored or co-authored eight refereed journal articles and five competitive paper presentations (with published proceedings) and participated as an invited member of a panel of experts on ethics in sales.  

Dr. Heinze enhanced the College of Business’ sales emphasis within marketing by landing a $65,000 grant to build a sales lab to train critical skills. This year, Dr. Heinze joined forces with alumni to provide a $400,000 gift that recognized the excellence of the newly named Seufferlein Professional Sales Program and provided the funds to build and operate a professional quality sales training center in Glenn Hall.

They will be recognized for their achievements on February 23, 2016 at the Recognition Awards and Honors Reception. 

Kelsey Taylor
College of Business


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