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Faculty Awards - 2019
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. 

  • 2019 recipient: Angela Heavey, 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.

  • 2019 recipient: Jason Fink, Finance


MBA Graduate Teaching Award

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

  • 2019 recipient: Eric Stark, Management


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. 

  • 2019 recipient: Mert Tokman, Marketing


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. 

  • 2019 recipient: Laura LeDuc, Management


Kenneth R. Bartee Award for Teaching Innovation

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

  • 2019 recipient: Nicole Wright, Accounting


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.

  • 2019 recipient: William 'Brack' Collier, 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.

  • 2019 1st Place: David Peterson, Management
  • 2019 2nd Place: Matthew Rutherford and David Cavazos, Management
  • 2019 3rd Place: Carl Larsson, 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.

  • 2019 1st Place: Ina Markham, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics
  • 2019 2nd Place: William Ritchie, Management
  • 2019 3rd Place: Elham Torabi, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

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.

  • 2019 1st Place: William Grant, Economics
  • 2019 2nd Place: Benjamin Selznik, School of Strategic Leadership Studies
  • 2019 3rd Place:  Ping Wang, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, Susan Palocsay, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics and Marion White, International Business
Staff Awards
Staff Service Award

Individual is recognized for outstanding staff support.

  • 2019 recipient: Karris Atkins, Undergraduate Programs and Office of Professional Development and Engagement

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