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Rynes Honored for Excellence

Sara RynesSara Rynes, John F. Murray Professor of Management and Organizations, is one of six recipients to receive the 2013 Regents Award for Faculty Excellence.

Given by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, the award honors faculty members for work representing a significant contribution to excellence in public education. Each honoree will receive $1,000.

Rynes is internationally recognized for her research and professional service in the areas of human resource management, management education, and the research-practice gap. She is also an exceptional teacher whose students conduct service-learning projects in the areas of sustainability and organizational change.

Her professional service has included numerous prominent editorial positions, including a term as editor-in-chief of the top-tier Academy of Management Journal from 2005 to 2007. She received a Career Achievement Award from the Human Resources Division of the Academy of Management in 2006, and in 2011 was the first woman to receive the Society for Human Resource Management’s Michael R. Losey Human Resources Research Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement in the field.

She has been elected a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Academy of Management, and the Management Education Research Institute. Earlier this year, she delivered the 30th annual UI Presidential Lecture on leading change.

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