Endowed teaching award established by UB School of Management dean

Release Date: April 12, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Muriel Anderson, adjunct associate professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, is the inaugural recipient of the Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching Award.

The award, established with a personal endowment from Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management, is designed to recognize, in perpetuity, the contributions of outstanding faculty members. It will be presented every other year to a School of Management faculty member, with preference given to an undergraduate professor who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and leadership and a passion for the profession. Recipients of the award will be chosen based on the recommendations of the school’s teaching effectiveness committee.

According to the committee, Anderson consistently receives high evaluations while teaching the widest variety of undergraduate courses of any instructor in the School of Management.

“Muriel has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching over an extended period of time and in the face of a very heavy course load,” said Assad. “We are delighted to present her with this well-deserved honor.”

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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