Oakland University
Monday, April 14, 2014

Business faculty, programs honored at annual Founders' Day luncheon


Each year on Founders' Day, Oakland University honors faculty members for their scholarly achievements, dedication, path-breaking discoveries in research and critical teaching role in educating the leaders of tomorrow.

At an April luncheon, Oakland University formally recognized faculty members whose teaching and research excellence, creative achievements and community service have contributed to the betterment of society.

Founders’ Day honors the memory of university benefactors Alfred and Matilda Dodge Wilson, whose gift of 1,500 acres and $2 million has enriched the lives of thousands of people since Oakland University’s founding in 1957.

School of Business faculty recognition

Sandra H. Pelfrey, M.B.A.
Associate Professor of Accounting
Area of Recognition: Service
Professor Sandra Pelfrey has been the Beta Alpha Psi faculty adviser for the past 10 years, while also helping the School of Business Administration by serving the tutoring committee and working on the Undergraduate Assessment of Learning Committee and Graduate Assessment of Learning Committee.
Jennifer Cordon Thor, J.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
Area of Recognition: Service
Professor Jennifer Cordon Thor maintains her role as a junior faculty member while also working in various capacities throughout the department, which has benefitted greatly from her dedication and service.
Ellen Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Finance
Area of Recognition: Research
Dr. Ellen Zhu has achieved a remarkable publication record over the last three years, with several publications in journals on the departments target journal list, ranked among the top 10 finance journals.


2014 Oakland University Assessment Excellence Award
Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting Programs

The award recognizes the integration of assessment findings with program revisions to ensure successful learning for students, demonstrating the North Central Association's "culture of assessment."  (full story)
Michigan’s 2014 Distinguished Professor of the Year Award
Mark Simon, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Simon is recognized for his thoughtful course designs, which he monitors closely to gauge student learning and success, and for fostering undergraduate research and scholarship, experiential learning, social responsibility and entrepreneurship on local, national and international levels.

Read the full story here.

Oakland University recognized business school faculty and programs at its April faculty recognition luncheon.

Created by Claudette Zolkowski-Brown (zolkowsk@oakland.edu) on Monday, April 14, 2014
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