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Awards - 2022
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.

  • 2022 recipient: Marshall Pattie, Professor, Business Management

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.

  • 2022 recipient: Luis Novoa, Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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.

  • 2022 recipient: Susan Palocsay, Professor, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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.

  • 2022 recipient: Elias Semaan, Professor, Finance and Business Law

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. 

  • 2022 recipient: Mert Tokman, Professor, Marketing and MBA Programs; Co-coordinator, Global Supply Chain Management Minor; Kenneth R. Bartee Endowed Professor

Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

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

  • 2022 recipient: William “Bill” Ritchie, Professor and CSX Endowed Professor, Business Management

MBA Graduate Teaching Award

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

  • 2022 recipient: Fariss Mousa, Professor, Business Management; Zane D. Showker Professor of Entrepreneurship

Professional Staff Service Award

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

  • 2022 recipient: Katrina Spickler, Fiscal Technician, Dean's Office

Administrative and Professional Faculty Service Award

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

  •  2022 recipient: Carolyn "Carrie" Wood, Director of Marketing and Communications, Dean's Office
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 thetheory, knowledge, and/or practice of business and management.

  • 2022 1st Place: Sergiy Dmytriyev, Business Management
  • 2022 2nd Place: Corbin Fox, Finance
  • 2022 3rd Place: Matthew Reidenbach, Accounting

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

  • 2022 1st Place: Kelly Naletelich, Marketing
  • 2022 2nd Place: Ping Wang, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics; Raktim Pal, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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.

  • 2022 1st Place: Laura Leduc, Business Management; Matthew Rutherford, Business Management; Director of MBA Programs
  • 2022 2nd Place: Dmytro Babik, Computer Information Systems & Business Analytics; Diane Lending, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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