Each year the Tippie College of Business recognizes its faculty and staff with collegiate awards for excellence in teaching, research, and service. The 2021 award winners were announced in a virtual ceremony. The awards, criteria and recipients are listed below.
Faculty and Staff Awards
Colleen Downie Graduate Management Programs Award
This award is given to a faculty or staff member who makes a recognized, substantial contribution toward enhancing the excellence of the Tippie Graduate Management Programs.
2021 Winner: Jan Fasse
Tippie Diversity & Inclusion Award
This new award recognizes Tippie faculty and staff as well as programs, departments, and centers engaged in diversity initiatives during the previous academic year that have promoted the development of an inclusive, diverse community in the college.
2021 Winner: Ken Brown
Early Career Faculty Research Award
This award recognizes tenure-track assistant professors that are not currently being evaluated for tenure based on past research excellence and future research promise.
2021 Winner: Andrea Luangrath
Gardner Award for Mid-Career Research Excellence
This award recognizes associate professors with two years of outstanding research productivity and impact.
2021 Winner: Eean Crawford
Senior Faculty Research Award
This award recognizes full professors and based on excellence in theoretical or applied research.
2021 Winner: Amy Colbert
Charles A. Taff Research Excellence Award
This award recognizes a distinguished research record in one or more of the following areas: economics, logistics, transportation and distribution, computer science and information systems.
2021 Winner: Rabah Amir
Collegiate Teaching Award
This award recognizes excellence in teaching.
2021 Winner in the Instructional Track/Adjunct category: Erin Johnson
2021 Winner in the Tenure-track category: Richard Peter
Graduate Assistant Teaching Awards
Each year two awards are given for the Best Overall Master’s
Innovation in Teaching Award
This award is open to anyone who teaches Tippie students and focuses on an instructor’s use of a particular teaching practice, activity or technique that advances Tippie’s strategic priorities.
Distinguished Mentor Award
This award recognizes a faculty member who has provided excellent research guidance, general assistance to graduate students, had an impact on students individually and as a group, and/or assisted students in preparation for career decision making and advancement.
2021 Winner: Amy Colbert
Outstanding Service Contribution by a Faculty Member Award
This award recognizes outstanding service contribution by a tenure- or non-tenure-track faculty member.
Elected Staff Council Awards
Edith Ennis Award
The Edith Ennis Award is based on the following criteria: a selfless commitment to the college, its constituents, and its mission; accessibility; optimism and cheerfulness; and teaching/service effectiveness.
2021 Winner: Rick Adrian
Elected Staff Council New Staff Impact Award
This award recognizes a new staff member who has made significant contributions to the Tippie College of Business during his or her service and gone above and beyond during his or her limited time in the college. The individual should also show potential for further contributions to the college.
2021 Winners: Joelle Brown and Allison Yoder Hershberger
Elected Staff Council Outstanding Staff Contribution Award
This award recognizes someone who demonstrates one or all of the following areas related to the college’s goals, mission, and values. Namely, Integrity: demonstrates strong ethics with an air of humility; Innovation: Develops fresh initiatives, new approaches, or process/task improvements that lead to efficiency or effectiveness; Impact: Leaves a lasting influence on the students, faculty, and staff of the Tippie community, going above and beyond the call of duty.
Elected Staff Council Outstanding Team Contribution Award
This award mirrors the Outstanding Staff Contribution Award but is intended to recognize a team or group of Tippie staff who worked together to impact the college in a positive way, to further its mission, vision, goals, and/or strategic plan.
Elected Staff Council Pandemic Hero Award
This award recognizes a staff member whose contributions between March 2020 and now have supported one or more Tippie College of Business colleagues—within their team/unit, outside their team/unit, or college-wide. The hero’s efforts can be small or large, but their impact on others is what’s important for this award. You’ll know you have a great candidate if their efforts made the lives of others easier during the pandemic.