Honors and Awards | August 2020

INFORMS, the IMA, and other organizations bestow honors in the field of business education. 

The Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has received the 2020 UPS George D. Smith Prize. The award, which recognizes excellence in preparing students to become practitioners of operations research and analytics, is handed out by INFORMS, an international association for professionals in operations research and analytics.

Gordon W. Meyer has received the Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award from the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society. Meyer is emeritus professor of management in the Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. The reward recognizes an individual who is a gifted teacher and scholar.


Dara Kelly, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business in British Columbia, Canada, has received the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia’s 2020 Early in Career Award. The award recognizes early-career scholars whose work contributes to the nonacademic community. The CUFA BC recognized Kelly, who is from the Leq’á:mel First Nation, for her work to advance the study of indigenous business, an area that historically has received limited attention from academia. She also is recognized for her efforts to educate the public, including lawmakers, on the needs of indigenous populations.

The Institute of Management Accountants has endorsed the accounting program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, making the institution the first HBCU (historically black colleges and universities) to receive this designation. To qualify for the endorsement, schools must substantially cover content related to the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) credential, have sufficient faculty resources to teach that content, and hold accreditation by a recognized accrediting body. In addition, schools must designate a faculty member as an IMA Campus Advocate.