Honors and Awards

Recognition for people and institutions.

Deborah Merrill-Sands has been honored with the 2019 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award, established in 2016 by AACSB’s Women Administrators in Management Education Affinity Group. Merrill-Sands, dean of the Peter T. Paul School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, was recognized for her efforts in advancing women in business and management education. These efforts include the establishment of the Rutman/Och Advancing Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Paul School. Before coming to UNH, Merrill-Sands co-founded and co-directed the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons University, and she conducted extensive research on improving gender dynamics and women’s leadership in the workplace.