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Faculty Awards - 2020
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. 

  • 2020 recipient: Irana Scott, Accounting


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.

  • 2020 recipient: Ina Markham, Computer Information Systems


MBA Graduate Teaching Award

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

  • 2020 recipient: Wilson Liu, Finance and Business Law


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. 

  • 2020 recipient: Carl Larsson, Finance and Business Law


Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

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

  • 2020 recipient: Vipul Bhatt, Economics


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.

  • 2020 recipient: Eugene McCarthy, Business Law


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.

  • 2020 1st Place: Vipul Bhatt, Economics
  • 2020 2nd Place: Amy Connolly, Computer Information Systems; MBA Program
  • 2020 3rd Place: Nicole Wright, Accounting

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.

  • 2020 recipient: Laura Leduc, 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.

  • 2020 recipient: David Hayes, Accounting
Staff Awards
Service Awards

Individual is recognized for outstanding staff support.

  • 2020 recipients: Kristen Herring, Building Coordinator; David Jones, Technology Coordinator; Samantha Collier, Office of Professional Development and Engagement

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