The David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award is the Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society’s highest annual award. It acknowledges one person or a teaching team that has consistently demonstrated achievement over a lifetime, focusing on teaching and learning excellence. These individuals have contributed substantially the Society and have impacted the field as a whole, with their innovations and ideas extending to a wide audience. The award is named in honor of David L. Bradford, founder of our Society and a gifted and dedicated teacher. It is the Society’s opportunity to recognize special individuals.
Bradford Award recipients earn such an honor as being those select few who have contributed substantially to the Society and who have impacted the field as a whole, with their innovations and ideas extending to a wide audience.
1987 – David L. Bradford
1988 – Larry K. Michaelsen and Roy Lewicki
1989 – Jeanne M. Brett
1990 – Stephen A. Stumpf
1991 – Robert D. Marx
1992 – Kim S. Cameron and David A. Whetten
1993 – Peter Frost
1998 – Chris Poulson
1999 – Mark Maier
2000 – Esther Hamilton
2001 – Not Awarded
2002 – Lee Bolman and Peter B. Vaill
2003 – Dorothy Marcic
2004 – Max Elden
2005 – Craig Lundberg
2006 – Andre Delbecq
2007 – Not Awarded
2008 – William Rockwell Torbert
2009 – James G. Clawson
2010 – Joseph A. Raelin
2011 – Sandra Waddock
2012 – Carolyn Egri
2013 – Gordon Dehler
2014 – Tim O. Peterson
2015 – Gary Coombs
2016 – Magid Mazen
2017 – Joe Garcia
2018 – Joe Seltzer
2019 – Rae Andre
2020 – Barbara A. Ritter
2021 – David Fearon
2022 – Kathy Lund Dean
1994 – Charles A. Burden, Tupper Cawsey, Esther Hamilton, Clive H. J. Gilson, Jeffrey Mello, Steven I. Meisel, Paul C. Nystrom, Barry Oshry and Donald D. Warrick
1995 – Bill Ferris, Jeffrey Ady, and James Bailey
1996, 1997 Not awarded. The award was discontinued.
The Peter J. Frost Mentoring Award acknowledges an individual who has distinguished him or herself as not only a gifted teacher and scholar but also as someone who unselfishly imparts these gifts through his or her mentoring of students, colleagues and associates. This annual award recognizes the energy and dedication of a mentor who, through his/her willingness to provide advice, guidance, friendship and a supportive ear, furthers the development of current and future teachers, scholars, and mentors in the field of management and management education. By honoring the memory of Peter J. Frost, the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society recognizes Peter's outstanding leadership as the Society's first Executive Director and first OB-1, as well as his many contributions to good teaching and scholarship in the organizational sciences. Most importantly, this award demonstrates both the Society's deep respect for an extraordinary mentor and the value that it places on the role of mentoring in good teaching and learning.
The recipient of this award should demonstrate the extraordinary qualities and values for which Peter J. Frost was appreciated and admired within his discipline. Those include:
- A keen interest in people and an unselfish desire to facilitate their development
- A demonstrated capacity to help others discover and nurture their gifts
- A willingness to create—and derive pleasure from—learning-filled and respectful partnerships with others over time and across roles, interests, boundaries, and projects
- A passion for learning and a commitment to creativity in teaching and scholarship
- A sense of humor, caring, and humility in the work.
2006 – David Bradford
2007 – Peter Vaill
2008 – Joe Garcia
2009 – Lee Bolman
2010 – Maria Humphries-Kil
2011 – Mark McDonald
2012 – William P. Ferris
2013 – Eric Dent
2014 – Sue Faerman
2015 – Barbara Ritter
2016 – Kathy Kane
2017 – Rae Andre
2018 – Charles Fornaciari
2019 – Jennifer Leigh
2020 – Gordon Meyer
2021 – Carol Bormann Young
2022 – Tim O. Peterson
The New Educator Award recognizes a person at an early career stage (up to five years after receiving the doctoral degree) who is an exceptional in-class instructor and educational innovator and who has shown cutting-edge promise and creativity in his or her teaching, conference presentations, or publishing in the area of management education.
These individuals are emerging voices within the Society who promise to bring new ways of thinking about and practicing management education.
1999 – Robert E. Ledman
2000 – Charles Fornaciari
2001 – Jane V. Wheeler
2002 – Suzanne de Janasz
2003 – D. Christopher Kayes
2004 – Kathy Lund Dean
2005 – Keith Rollag
2006 – Amy Kenworthy-U’ren
2007 – Joy Beatty
2008 – Jennifer Leigh
2009 – Kirsty Spence
2010 – Micheal T. Stratton
2011 – David Bright
2012 – Melissa J. Knott
2013 – George Hrivnak
2014 – Kim Gower
2015 – Russell Clayton
2016 – Nicholas Rhew
2017 – Terry Nelson
2018 – Beth Polin
2019 – Kenneth Mullane
2020 – Andrew Bennett
2021 – Chantal van Esch
2022 – Alexandra Dunn
The MCDEA recognizes mid-career faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in the broader domain of management education. Not only do these faculty members demonstrate individual teaching excellence, but through their leadership and vision they further the mission of excellence, visibility, and engagement in the management education field.
The award committee looks for evidence of:
- Teaching innovation and excellence, which may be demonstrated by the development of new programs or classroom approaches, student evaluations and comments, and the receipt of teaching recognition or awards from the educator’s institution.
- Service leadership in the domain of management education, which may be demonstrated through leadership roles and active participation in MOBTS, the management education divisions of the Academy of Management, and/or regional academies.
- Active participation in the scholarship of teaching and learning, which may be demonstrated through teaching research and publication, the authoring of cases or textbooks, and editorial roles related to management education.
Individuals with 7 to 20 years of full-time teaching experience may be nominated.
2016 – Joy Beatty, Charles Fornaciari, Mark Julien, Mark Lavine, and Jennifer Leigh
2017 – Suzanne C. de Janasz, Kathy Duncan, Erika E. Small, and Patricia Hedberg
2018 – Lisa Stickney and Kathi Lovelace
2019 – Kerri Crowne Brannen
2020 – Russell Clayton
2021 – Sarah Wright
2022 – Christine Rivers
The Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award is co-sponsored by MOBTS and Sage Publications. The Roethlisberger Award commemorates Fritz Roethlisberger’s passionate devotion to inquiry and learning in the classroom. It is granted each year to the author or authors judged to have contributed the best paper on the teaching of organizational behavior and management published in the preceding year in the Journal of Management Education . A $1,000 prize and commemorative plaque is awarded to the recipient(s). If multiple authors are present on the winning paper, the cash award is split equally amongst authors. The Treasurer distributes the checks in-person at the annual conference or via mail post-conference.
An announcement (of 500-600 words in length) of the award and the winner will appear in the forthcoming August issue of JME. The Nominating Committee reads all of the articles in the previous year of JME and comes to a decision on the award winner. The Chair then notifies the OB1, JME editor, and President.
2022 – Stephanie Lee Black, Sandra W. DeGrassi, and Kenneth M. Sweet. "Multisource feedback as experiential learning enabler in large-format Management classes," Journal of Management Education, 45:3, 2021.
2021 – Belinda Wade and Tomas Piccinini. "Teaching Scenario Planning in Sustainability Courses: The Creative Play Method," Journal of Management Education, 44(6), 2020.
2020 – Rachel Clapp-Smith, Michelle M. Hammond, Gretchen Vogelgesang Lester, and Michael Palanski. “Promoting Identity Development in Leadership Education: a Multidomain Approach to Developing the Whole Leader," Journal of Management Education, 43:1, 2019
2019 – Sandra Spataro and Janel Bloch
"“Can You Repeat That?” Teaching Active Listening in Management Education,” Journal of Management Education, 42:2, 2018
2018 – Denise Linda Parris and Cecilia McInnis-Bowers
“Business Not as Usual: Developing Socially Conscious Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs,” Journal of Management Education, 41:5, 2017
2017 – Richard Miller and Rosemary Maellaro
“Getting to the Root of the Problem in Experiential Learning,” Journal of Management Education, 40:2, 2016
2016 – Daved Barry and Stefan Meisiek
“Discovering the Business Studio,” Journal of Management Education, 39:1, 2015
2015 – Robert A. Snyder
“Let’s Burn Them All: Reflections on the Learning-Inhibitory Nature of Introduction to Management and Introduction to the Organizational Behavior Textbooks,” Journal of Management Education, 38
2014 – Linda Dunn-Jensen and Janet Hillier
“Groups Meet…Teams Improve: Building Teams that Learn,” Journal of Management Education, 37:704-733.
2013 – April L. Wright and Anne Gilmore
“Threshold Concepts and Conceptions: Student Learning in Introductory Management Courses,” Journal of Management Education, 36:5, 2012, 614-635.
2012 – Rae André
“Using Leadered Groups in Organizational Behavior and Management Survey Courses,” Journal of Management Education, 35:5, 2011, 596-619.
2011 – Lisa M. Amoroso, Denise Lewin Loyd and Jenny M. Hoobler
“The Diversity Education Dilemma: Exposing Status Hierarchies without Reinforcing Them,” Journal of Management Education, 34:6, 2010, 795-822.
2010 – Joy E. Beatty, Jennifer S.A. Leigh and Kathy Lund Dean
“Philosophy Rediscovered: Exploring the Connections Between Teaching Philosophies, Educational Philosophies, and Philosophy,” Journal of Management Education, 33:1, 2009, 99-114.
2009 – Mary Grace Neville
“Using Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogical Learning to Explore Dominant Paradigms,” Journal of Management Education, 32:1, 2008, 100-117.
2008 – Susan H. Taft and Judith White
“Ethics education: Using inductive reasoning to develop individual, group, organizational, and global perspectives,” Journal of Management Education, 31:5, 2007, 614-647.
2007 – Gordon E. Dehler and Rosemary Edmonds
“Using Action Research to Connect Practice to Learning: A Course Project for Working Management Students,” Journal of Management Education, 30:5, 2006, 636-669.
2006 – Maria Humphries and Suzette Dyer
“Introducing Critical Theory to the Management Classroom: An Exercise Building on Jermier’s ‘Life of Mike’,” Journal of Management Education, 29:1, 2005, 169-195.
2005 – Pamela Cox, Paula Bobrowski, and Margaret Spector
“Gateway to Business: An Innovative Approach to Integrating Writing into the First-Year Business Curriculum,” Journal of Management Education, 28:1, 2004, 62-87.
2004 – Nicholas Athanassiou, Jeanne M. McNett, and Carol Harvey
“Critical Thinking in the Management Classroom: Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Learning Model,” Journal of Management Education, 26:5, 2003, 533-555.
2003 – John Stephan, Diane H. Parente, and Randy C. Brown
“Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Balancing Functional and Integrative Knowledge Using Large-Scale Simulations in Capstone Business Strategy Classes” Journal of Management Education, 26:2, 2002, 164-193.
2002 – Courtney Shelton Hunt
“Must See TV: The Timelessness of Television as a Teaching Tool,” Journal of Management Education, 25:6, 2001, 631-647.
2001 – J. B. Arbaugh
“Virtual Classroom Versus Physical Classroom: An Exploratory Study of Class Discussion Patterns and Student Learning in an Asynchronous Internet-based MBA course,” Journal of Management Education, 24:2, 2000, 213-233.
2000 – Michael Reynolds
“Critical Reflection and Management Education: Rehabilitating Less Hierarchical Approaches,” Journal of Management Education, 23:5, 1999, 537-553.
1999 – Russ Vince
“Behind and Beyond Kolb’s Learning Cycle,” Journal of Management Education,” 22:3, 1998, 304-319.
1998 – Deborah J. Bickford and James Van Vleck
“Reflections on Artful Teaching,” Journal of Management Education, 21:4, 1997, 448-472.
1997 – Mary B. Young and Kathy E. Kram
“Repairing the Disconnects in Faculty Teaching Teams,” Journal of Management Education, 20:4, 1996, 500-515.
1996 – Melvin R. McKnight
“The Nature of People Skills,” Journal of Management Education, 19:2, 1995, 190-204.
1995 – Francine S. Hall
“Management Education by Design,” Journal of Management Education, 18:2, 1994 182-197.
1994 – Mark Maier
“The Gender Prism: Pedagogical Foundations for Reducing Sex Stereotyping and Promoting Egalitarian Male-Female Relationships in Management,” Journal of Management Education, 17:3, 1993, 285-314.
1993 – Larry F. Moore, Larry Shetzer, and Richard W. Stackman
“Frond Lake: An Environmental Policy Role-Play,” Journal of Management Education, 16:2, 1992, 146-162.
1992 – William Van Buskirk
“Five Classroom Exercises for Sensitizing Students to Aspects of Japanese Culture and Business Practice,” Journal of Management Education, 15:1, 1991, 96–112, and “Enhancing Sensitivity to Organizational Symbols and Culture: An Experiential Approach for the Classroom,” Journal of Management Education, 15:2, 1991, 170–192.
1991 – Claudia Harris and William Brown
“Teaching Business Ethics Using Fiction: A Case That Failed,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 14:1, 1989-90, 38–47.
1990 – Joan V. Gallos
“Developmental Diversity and the OB Classroom: Implications for Teaching and Learning,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 13:4, 1988-1989, 33-47.
1989 – Donald D. Bowen, Joseph Seltzer and James A. Wilson
“Dealing with Emotions in the Classroom,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 12:2, 1987-1988, 1-14.
1988 – Eric H. Neilsen
“Two Roles, Four Realities in the Executive Classroom,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 11:3, 1986-1987.
1987 – Vandra L. Huber
“Managerial Applications of Judgmental Biases and Heuristics,” Organizational Behavior Teaching Review, 10:1, 1986-1987.
Co-Sponsored by MOBTS and Sage Publications
2022 – Russ Vince. "Behind & Beyond Kolb’s Learning Cycle," Journal of Management Education, 22:3, 1998.
2021 – David A. Whetten. "Principles of effective course design: What I wish I had known about learning-centered teaching 30 years ago," Journal of Management Education, 31:3, 2007.
2020 – Joy E. Beatty, Jennifer S.A. Leigh, and Kathy Lund Dean. "Philosophy rediscovered: Exploring the connections between teaching philosophies, educational philosophies, and philosophy," Journal of Management Education, 33:1, 2009.
2019 – Don Bacon, Kim Stewart, and William Silver
“Lessons from the Best and Worst Student Team Experiences: How a Teacher can make the Difference,” Journal of Management Education, 23:5, 1999.
2018 – J.B. (Ben) Arbaugh
“Virtual classroom characteristics and student satisfaction with internet-based MBA courses,” Journal of Management Education, 24:1, 2000.
2017 – Lee Bolman and Terrence E. Deal
“A simple—but powerful—power simulation,” Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal (now Journal of Management Education), 4:3, 1979.
2017 – Joan Gallos
“Women’s Experiences and Ways of Knowing: Implications for Teaching and Learning in the Organizational Behavior Classroom,” Journal of Management Education, 17:1, 1993.
2016 – Ann Cunliffe
“On becoming a critically reflexive practitioner,” Journal of Management Education 28:4, 2004.
Co-Sponsored by MOBTS and Sage Publications.
2022 – Vicki Fairbanks Taylor, Lisa Stickney, Bev DeMarr, and Melissa Fender, "Improving Academic Literacy in the Management Classroom: Are Your Students Lost in Translation?", Management Teaching Review, 6:3, 2021.
2021 – Andrew A. Bennett and Aydin S. Oksoy, "Football Stadium Expansion: A Multiparty Negotiation Exercise," Management Teaching Review, 5:2, 2020.
2020 – Kerri Crowne Brannen, "Puzzling in Teams: A Multipurpose Group Activity for Teamwork, Communication, Problem Solving, and Creativity," Management Teaching Review, 4:4, 2019.
2019 – Julian Kölbel and Erik Jentges
“The Six-Sentence Argument: Training Critical Thinking Skills Using Peer Review,” Management Teaching Review, 3:2 2018.
2018 – Lisa A. Delise and Abby L. Mello
“Designing the Widget: A Group Decision and Negotiation Task,” Management Teaching Review, 2:1 2017.
2017 – Kirsten Robertson and David R. Hannah
“Jarvis Manufacturing: An Experiential Exercise for Teaching the Fundamentals of Teamwork” Management Teaching Review 1:1 2016.
The Susan Herman Service Award recognizes voluntary contributions over a significant number of years to the Society by an individual or a team. Outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty is the highest possible demonstration of sharing in an organization such as ours and through this award we identify and thank those whose contributions represent the epitome of altruism, enthusiasm, and selflessness.
The OB1 invites nominations from members of the Board. At the Board’s annual Fall meeting, the OB1 provides the names of individuals nominated by the Board and those who have been considered in recent prior years and leads discussion of the nominees. The individual or team is confirmed by a majority of the voting Board. Note that a person who was given the award as a member of a team is eligible to win the award again. Otherwise, individuals may not win the award a second time. Members of the current Board are not eligible to win the award.
1999 – Joe Garcia
2000 – MOBTC Group (Gil Boyer, Liz Davis, Steve Meisel, Joe Seltzer, Stu Schmidt and Joan Weiner)
2001 – Kent Zimmerman
2002 – Ella L. J. Edmonson Bell
2003 – Bob Marx
2004 – Gary Coombs
2005 – Janet Gillespie
2006 – Susan Herman
2007 – Ann McCarthy
2008 – Carol Sawyer
2009 – Joan Gallos
2010 – Jerry Biberman
2011 – William P. Ferris
2012 – Joan Weiner
2013 – Jane Schmidt-Wilk
2014 – Rae André
2015 – Roy Lewicki
2016 – Dave Fearon
2017 – Joe Seltzer
2018 – Dale Rude
2019 – Cynthia Fukami
2020 – No Award
2021 – Charles Fornaciari
2022 – Not Awarded