Maynes honored with teaching award

Release Date: May 9, 2014 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Timothy Maynes, PhD, assistant professor of organization and human resources in the University at Buffalo School of Management, received the Milton Plesur Excellence in Teaching Award from the undergraduate Student Association in a ceremony on May 8.

The annual award recognizes outstanding professors who create an atmosphere of creativity, enthusiasm and participation in their classrooms. Students nominate instructors who have inspired, excited or positively affected them from across the university.

The honor is named for a beloved UB history professor, author and scholar who died in 1987.

Maynes joined the School of Management faculty last fall after earning his doctorate from Indiana University. He also holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Brigham Young University (BYU).

His research interests include organizational effectiveness, employee productivity and performance, and the factors that lead to employee-driven innovation and change. He has been published twice in the Journal of Applied Psychology.

Maynes is a member of the Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology. He previously worked as a financial analyst at BYU and a financial statement auditor for Hawkins Cloward & Simister LLC in Orem, Utah.

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 U.S. News & World Report 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

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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