Campus & Community

Professor Vartuhi Tonoian Receives Top Reviewer Award

Hoboken, NJ – Professor Vartuhi Tonoian, a new Assistant Professor in the Howe School, has been selected as one of the top reviewers of the Journal of Business Venturing (JBV) for the 2011/2012 academic year. Dr. Tonoian received the award for having “consistently provided high-quality and timely reviews.”

Dr. Tonoian’s research interests and fields include bio-technology entrepreneurship, clusters, innovation, corruption, emerging economies, gender, and labor markets. Her publications have appeared in Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation as well as Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.
The Journal of Business Venturing is a top-tier academic journal that provides a scholarly forum for sharing useful and interesting theories, narratives, and interpretations of the antecedents, mechanisms, and/or consequences of entrepreneurship. It’s on the Financial Times list of the top 45 journals for business schools, and for the  last five years the journal’s impact factor has been 3.9. The JBV is a top-tier academic journal which is ranked as an “A” journal in the field of entrepreneurship.
"It is a great honor and pleasure to be chosen as a recipient of this Prestigious Reviewer Award from one of the most influential journals in entrepreneurship research, Journal of Business Venturing,” said Tonoian. “Reviewing for journals is a difficult assignment and not the most rewarding job at times, so this recognition makes a big difference and encourages even higher commitment and harder work." 
In addition to this award, Dr. Tonoian is recipient of the Best Paper Award of the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management and the Best Reviewer Award of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. She serves on the editorial board of several entrepreneurship journals and has wide experiences in the acquisition and implementation of third-party funded research projects.
About Stevens Institute of Technology
Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University™, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research.  The University's students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management.
Based in Hoboken, N.J. and with a location in Washington, D.C., Stevens offers baccalaureate, master’s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts.  Stevens has been recognized by both the US Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Excellence in the areas of systems engineering and port security research. The University has a total enrollment of more than 2,350 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students with almost 450 faculty. Stevens’ graduate programs have attracted international participation from China, India, Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America as well as strategic partnerships with industry leaders, governments and other universities around the world.  Additional information may be obtained at and