Bettis Distinguished Scholar Awards
The Carr and Stephanie Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award Program makes it possible for top-notch finance researchers to spend one week in residence at Arizona State University to contribute to intellectual discourse in the W. P. Carey School of Business Department of Finance.
Every year, one or two Bettis Scholars are invited to give a seminar presentation to department faculty and students and a lecture to doctoral students on topics of their choosing. The scholarship includes a $5,000 honorarium.
Carr and Stephanie Bettis, who created the program, founded Gradient Analytics, Inc., one of the country’s leading independent financial research firms, which employs ASU finance graduates.
The program is in line with their belief in the importance of giving back to the community, which they’ve both done by taking active roles in various charitable and philanthropic efforts.
“We’re fond of ASU,” Carr explains, “and our business ventures have been born out of technologies steeped in financial economics work. A visiting scholars program has real merit because it brings top-tier faculty from other universities here. They get exposure to the Tempe campus and what’s happening in the Finance Department. At the same time, faculty and students get a chance to learn from academic researchers who are leading the way in financial economics knowledge creation.”
To learn more the Carr and Stephanie Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award Program, see page 4 of the 2007-2008 issue of Finance Forum .
For further information about seminars sponsored by the Department of Finance that are open to the public, refer to the Finance Seminars.