Each year numerous awards are bestowed on faculty members at Goizueta Business School with emphasis on their roles in the classroom. For the 2011-2012 academic year, professors from multiple academic areas and programs were honored.
This spring, Roy Black received the Emory Williams Teaching Award — the oldest teaching award at the university. Nominations are made by a committee, reviewed by the Dean’s Office and submitted to the Provost for approval.
Also in the spring, Ray Hill was honored as the recipient of the 2012 Marc F. Adler Teaching Prize. The award “honors a faculty member’s ability to combine outstanding teaching with innovation in the classroom and relevance to real-world problem solving.”
In a letter to the Goizueta community, Dean Larry Benveniste also recognized award winners selected by students of each business school program:
- BBA Distinguished Educator Award: Chris Rider
- MBA Teaching Excellence Award – Classic Faculty: Brad Killaly
- MBA Teaching Excellence Award – Junior Faculty: Brandon Smith
- Evening MBA Distinguished Core Educator Award: Kristy Towry
- Evening MBA Distinguished Elective Educator Award: Patrick Noonan
- MEMBA and WEMBA Distinguished Educator Award: Shehzad Mian
Finally, Beneveniste recognized two members of the school for service. The 2012 Keough Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the school were awarded to Tom Smith, assistant professor in the practice of finance; and Debbie Ashtiani, registrar. Named for former Coca-Cola President and COO, Donald R. Keough, the award is the school’s highest service honor designed to “recognize extraordinary contributions by faculty and staff.”