By Jerilyn Teahan
A new UVA program announced this week has awarded 15 faculty members with fellowships to honor what Executive Vice President and Provost Ian Baucom called their “groundbreaking research” and “commitment to service” to the University.
The first group of Shannon Center Mid-Career Fellows represents faculty from nine of the University’s schools. The fellowship honors tenured faculty members who have made significant contributions to their departments and schools, but are not yet chairholders of endowed professorships.
“With the launch of the Shannon Mid-Career Fellows program, we are taking an important step to foster excellence and build an interdisciplinary community of distinguished scholars who are rising leaders in their schools and their fields,” Baucom said. “Our first cohort is remarkable, and I am delighted that we are able to support their continued progress in their careers here at UVA.”
A teacher of Strategic Management at McIntire, Kisha Lashley earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor at the Commerce School in 2021. Lashley’s areas of expertise lie in organizational social evaluations that include such topics as stigma, reputation, and status, particularly in the area of startups. Some of her recent research includes published work in Organization Science examining the use of soft power by women- and minority-owned firms to manage relationships with larger business partners and a paper discussing the stigma surrounding the U.S. medical cannabis industry, published in Administrative Science Quarterly.