Gordon Burtch, an assistant professor of Information and Decision Sciences, has been named a 2018-21 McKnight Presidential Fellow.

The McKnight Presidential Fellows Program is targeted at exceptional faculty who newly have been granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. The program aims to recognize their accomplishments and support their ongoing research and scholarship. Burtch is one of five faculty members selected for the University-wide award.

Burtch’s research focuses in the areas of crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, social media, and word of mouth. His work relies primarily on econometrics and randomized field experiments.

Burtch has been recognized multiple times by national organizations for his work early in his career. In 2017 he was the recipient of both the INFORMS ISS Sandra A. Slaughter Early Career Award as well as the Association for Information Systems (AIS) Early Career Award.

Earlier this year, Burtch, along with Assistant Professor Soumya Sen, won a Digital Experience Research Award from Adobe. The award comes with a $50,000 grant to support their work and opportunities for direct collaboration with Adobe.

The fellowship award will provide Burtch with $15,000 per year for the next three years to be used to support his research and scholarly activities.