CSUF News Service
Faculty Members Honored for Paper, Teaching
April 18, 2014
David Naish, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has received the "Distinguished Engineering Educator of the Year" award from the Orange County branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Naish, whose area of expertise is in structural engineering, mentored a team of civil engineering students who recently placed first in a national competition for their conceptual design of a high-rise and office complex project.
Jing Yang, associate professor of finance, and Michael LaCour-Little, professor of finance, won Best Paper honors from members of the American Real Estate Society. The award was based on articles published in the Journal of Real Estate Research during 2013 and the vote of the society's membership. The award-winning article, "Taking the Lie Out of Liar Loans: The Effect of Reduced Documentation on the Performance and Pricing of Alt-A and Subprime Mortages," was published in Vol. 35, No. 4 of the journal.
In addition, LaCour-Little won the ARES Richard Ratcliff Award "in recognition of his innovative and extensive research on housing finance and mortgage markets." Both awards were presented during the April 1-5 ARES annual meeting in San Diego.