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Awards - 2023
Provost Awards
Madison Scholar Award

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.

  • 2023 recipient: Adam Vanhove, Associate Professor and Advisor, School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Distinguished Teacher 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.

  • 2023 recipient: James Irving, Associate Professor, Accounting; Keiter Faculty Scholar

Distinguished Service Award

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

  • 2023 recipient: Julia Wallace Carr, Professor, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport & Recreation Management
Faculty and Staff Awards
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.

  • 2023 recipient: Richard Tate, Director, Center for Professional Sales; Lecturer, Marketing 

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. 

  • 2023 recipient: Margaret Sloan, Director and Professor, School of Strategic Leadership Studies

Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

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

  • 2023 recipient: Baback Vaziri, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics; MBA Program

MBA Graduate Teaching Award

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

  • 2023 recipient: Irana Scott, Associate Professor, Accounting and MBA Program; RFC Faculty Scholar

Professional Staff Service Award

Individual is recognized for outstanding work in support of the JMU College of Business.

  • 2023 recipient: Amy Smith, Administrative Assistant, Economics and International Business

Administrative and Professional Faculty Service Award

Individual is recognized for outstanding work in support of the JMU College of Business.

  •  2023 recipient: Emilie Bradshaw, Academic Advisor for Marketing, Advising and Support Center 
Publication Awards
Basic or Discovery Publication Award

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

  • 2023 1st Place: Sergiy Dmytriyev, Assistant Professor, Business Management and MBA Program
  • 2023 2nd Place: Charlene Kalenkoski, Academic Unit Head and Professor, Economics
  • 2023 3rd Place: Raktim Pal, Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics and MBA Program

Applied or Integration/Application Publication Award

This award recognizes scholarship that 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.

  • 2023 1st Place: Jason Fink, Professor, Finance; Wallace Chandler/Universal Corporation Eminent Scholars Professorship in Banking, and Kristin Fink, Professor, Finance
  • 2023 2nd Place: William Ritchie, Professor and CSX Professor, Business Management, and Eric Stark, Associate Professor, Business Management and MBA Program
  • 2023 3rd Place: Ping Wang, Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, and Raktim Pal, Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics and MBA Program

Teaching and Learning Publication 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.

  • 2023 1st Place: Janna Parker, Associate Professor, Marketing
  • 2023 2nd Place: Carl Larsson, Associate Professor, Finance; Blue Ridge Bank Faculty Fellow, and William Ritchie, Professor and CSX Professor, Business Management
  • 2023 3rd Place: Baback Vaziri, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics and MBA Program, and Luis Novoa, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics and MBA Program, and Elham Torabi, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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