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Faculty Awards - 2018
Accenture Professional Service Award

Individual is recognized for service to the profession or discipline. This can include service associated with professional associations, journals or similar activities. 

  • 2018 recipient: Theresa Clarke, Marketing


Distinguished Service Award (Awarded by Provost)

Individual is recognized for outstanding “local” service.  This might involve service to the College of Business, JMU and/or the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area.>

  • 2018 recipient: Gilpatrick Hornsby, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, and Recreation Management


MBA Graduate Teaching Award

Individual is recognized for outstanding teaching and/or service to the MBA Program. 

  • 2018 recipient: Daphyne Thomas, Finance & Business Law


Distinguished Teaching Award (Awarded by Provost)

Award established to honor faculty members annually for exemplary teaching.  Each year, the university presents the award to one faculty member in each college. 

  • 2018 recipient: Ali Shahzad, Management


Madison Scholar Award (Awarded by Provost)

One individual from each college is nominated by colleagues. Award winners exemplify excellence in scholarly achievement in their respective disciplines.  Winners present a lecture on their area of expertise during the academic year.  All faculty who have achieved rank of assistant professor or above for at least five years are eligible. 

  • 2018 recipient: William Ritchie, Management


Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

Individual is recognized for innovation in curriculum development and/or assessment of learning activities.

  • 2018 recipient: Val Larsen, Marketing


Dr. Otto C. Brenner Memorial Award

Individual is chosen for outstanding teaching by juniors and seniors in the College of Business at the end of each academic year.  Award is in honor of Dr. Otto C. Brenner, who won the award for Outstanding Undergraduate Professor more times than any other professor in the history of the College of Business.

  • 2018 recipient: Elias Semaan, Finance


Basic or Discovery Scholarship Award

Often referred to as discipline-based scholarship, this award generates and communicates new knowledge and understanding and/or development of new methods. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the theory, knowledge, and/or practice of business and management.

  • 2018 1st Place: Ali Shahzad, Management
  • 2018 2nd Place: J. Barkley Rosser, Jr., Economics
  • 2018 3rd Place: Jaideep Chowdhury, Finance

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship Award

This award synthesizes new understandings or interpretations of knowledge or technology; develops new technologies, processes, tools, or uses; and/or refines, develops, or advances new methods based on existing knowledge. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to contribute to and impact the practice of business and management.

  • 2018 1st Place: Raktim Pal, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics; Dr. Ping Wang, Compuer Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • 2018 2nd Place: William Ritchie, Management
  • 2018 3rd Place: Jaideep Chowdhury, Finance

Teaching and Learning Scholarship Award

This individual develops and advances new understandings, insights, and teaching content and methods that impact learning behavior. Intellectual contributions in this category are normally intended to impact the teaching and/or pedagogy of business and management.

  • 2018 1st Place: Jeffrey May, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics; Diane Lending, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics 
  • 2018 2nd Place: Dr. Laura Leduc, Management; Matthew Rutherford, Management; Ali Shahzad, Management
  • 2018 3rd Place:  William Wood, Economics
Staff Awards
Staff Service Award

Individual is recognized for outstanding staff support.

  • 2018 recipient: Kelly Harman, Administrative Assistant, Dean's Office

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