Excellence in International Programs
DAVID BRINBERG, professor of marketing, created and now directs two study-abroad programs that have raised a combined $420,000 for NGOs in South Africa and Kenya. Participation in the programs produces lifelong impact for students, benefits the communities served, and builds the international reputation of Pamplin and Virginia Tech. Brinberg also won in 2015.
Diversity Excellence Award
EMILY AFRICA, director of recruiting, Undergraduate Programs, received the Diversity Excellence Award. She coordinates and supervises all recruiting functions, works closely with prospective underrepresented student populations, and coordinates with university partners on pre-college outreach programs.
Outstanding Faculty in Doctoral Education
CHRIS ZOBEL, professor of business information technology, has contributed to both the department’s doctoral research and teaching efforts. In addition to being one of the leaders of the business information technology Ph.D. seminar, he has chaired or co-chaired five dissertation committees and has published numerous journal articles, conference papers, and conference presentations.
Warren L. Holtzman Outstanding Educators
JASON DEANE, business information technology associate professor, is in his 10th year with the department. While teaching Project Management for the first time this past year, he made several changes in an effort to afford students an engaged, experiential, service-based learning experience.
JASON MALONE, finance assistant professor of practice, teaches eight business law classes a year to more than 800 students. He is developing courses for entrepreneurial initiatives to help students create a legal framework for new ventures.
College Certificates of Teaching Excellence
BROOKE BEYER, accounting assistant professor; JASON DEANE, business information technology associate professor; RICHARD HUNT, management assistant professor; JASON MALONE, finance assistant professor of practice; and JILL SUNDIE, visiting assistant professor of marketing.