University of Vermont

School of Business Administration

Business School Faculty and Staff Award Winners Honored

Committee Chairman Prof. Willy Cats-Baril, Dean Sharma and Michelle Chapman

Associate Professor Richard Vanden Bergh and school Business Manager Michelle Chapman were both honored at a faculty and staff reception.

Dr. Vanden Bergh was the recipient of the 2014 Faculty Scholarship Recognition Award, and joined UVM in the fall of 2000. Prior to UVM he worked in corporate banking and investment banking specializing in highly leveraged transactions. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, where he completed his Ph.D. in Business and Public Policy. He also earned an MBA from Berkeley and a BA from Swarthmore College. Dr. Vanden Bergh's current areas of research include: firm strategy in the political environment; design of regulatory, political and judicial institutions. Dr. Vanden Bergh's research has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Perspectives, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Law & Economics, the Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, the Journal of Economic Behavior & OrganizationPublic Choice, and the Strategic Management Journal.

Michelle Chapman received the 2014 Staff Recognition Award.  Michelle is the Business Manager at the School of Business Administration.  Michelle joined the administrative staff of the business school in September 2006. Her primary responsibility is to manage the various administrative, budgetary and financial functions for the school.