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March 2009

Release Date: March 27, 2009ASU Logo

ASU Management Prof Wins Regional Teaching Award

Dr. Karen Shumway, associate professor of management at Angelo State University, has been named a regional recipient of the 2009 Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Shumway will be honored along with other regional recipients at the ACBSP 2009 Annual Conference June 26-29 in San Antonio, where she will receive a medallion and a $100 check. As a regional honoree, she is now also a candidate for one of two International Teaching Excellence Awards. Recipients of the international awards will be announced at the June conference.

“Dr. Shumway is a gifted teacher and an effective scholar,” said Dr. Tom Badgett, head of the ASU Department of Management and Marketing. “Her peers note she does an outstanding job in presenting instructional goals and objectives, demonstrates a very high level of knowledge in the subjects she teaches, relates well with students and faculty alike, and is highly accessible for students. She plays a valuable leadership role within the department and is held in high esteem for her achievements and competence.”

The ACBSP was established in 1988 and is a leading accreditation association for business education recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. It is also the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching.

“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Douglas Viehland, ACBSP executive director. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote and recognize best practices that contribute to continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal.”

ACBSP has more than 585 members in 25 countries and eight regions. Angelo State University is located in Region 6, which includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

For more information on the ACBSP, go online to www.acbsp.org.