Thursday, February 17, 2022

Amy Colbert, professor of management & entrepreneurship, was one of six UI faculty who were honored by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, for their exceptional contributions and sustained record of excellence.

Colbert joined the UI faculty as assistant professor in 2007 and was promoted to professor in 2016. She holds the Leonard A. Hadley Chair in Leadership and, as of July 2021, completed a four-year term as departmental executive officer of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. A productive and impactful researcher, Colbert has published 27 journal articles, three book chapters and her work has resulted in nearly 10,000 Google Scholar citations.

In addition to effectively teaching at undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels, she has been a pioneer for Tippie’s online MBA program, and her “Leadership and Personal Development” course is one of the most sought-after courses in the program. Colbert serves on seven committees within the college, and her contribution to the Path to Distinction program to help diversify the professoriate at Iowa changed the way multiple departments recruit faculty. 

Colbert and the other recipients were selected by committees appointed by UI Shared Governance in collaboration with the UI administration and confirmed by the Board of Regents. Each recipient received $1,000 and will be honored at a special awards celebration in the fall.