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Faculty Awards - 2021
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. 

  • 2021 recipient: David Shonk, Sport and Recreation Management 


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.

  • 2021 recipient: Nancy Nichols, Director, M.S. in accounting program


MBA Graduate Teaching Award

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

  • 2021 recipient: Mert Tokman, Marketing and MBA program


Distinguished Teacher 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.

  • 2021 recipient: Bud Clarke, Director and Professor, International Business; Professor, Marketing


Madison Scholar Award

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

  • 2021 recipient: Vipul Bhatt, Economics


Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

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

  • 2021 recipient: Kristin Fink, Finance


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.

  • 2021 recipient: James Irving, Accounting


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.

  • 2021 1st Place: Chengqi (John) Guo, Computer Information Systems
  • 2021 2nd Place: Janna Parker, Marketing 
  • 2021 3rd Place: Raktim Pal, Computer Information Systems

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.

  • 2021 1st Place: Michel Mitri, Computer Information Systems
  • 2021 2nd Place: Fariss Mousa, Management; Jaideep Chowdhury, Finance; Scott Gallagher, Associate Dean
  • 2021 3rd Place: Marshall Pattie, Management

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.

  • 2021 1st Place: William Faranda, Marketing; Theresa Clarke, Academic Unit Head, Marketing; Bud Clarke, Marketing
  • 2021 2nd Place: Benjamin Selznick, Strategic Leadership Studies
  • 2021 3rd Place: Susan Palocsay, Computer Information Systems; Scott Stevens, Computer Information Systems; Luis Novoa, Computer Information Systems
Staff Awards
Service Awards

Individual is recognized for outstanding staff support.

  • 2021 recipients: Judy Onestak, Dean's Office; Sara Hodges, Hart School

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