Rogers receives teaching award established by former UB School of Management dean

Release Date: April 3, 2018 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — Mary Ann Rogers, clinical assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has been awarded the Arjang A. Assad Excellence in Teaching Award.

Established with a personal endowment from Arjang A. Assad, former dean of the School of Management, the award recognizes the contributions of outstanding faculty members. It is presented biennially to a School of Management faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, leadership and a passion for the profession.

Recipients of the award are chosen based on the recommendations of the school’s teaching effectiveness committee. According to the committee, Rogers was selected based on her excellent, sustained contributions in the classroom (undergraduate, MBA, Professional MBA, and Executive MBA) and her service as faculty liaison and sponsor to the Graduate Management Association. In particular, they noted her leadership and staffing of the school’s new Communication Literacy initiative, a 3-credit course that helps undergraduates build a strong foundation in a range of communication skills, and improve how they write, speak, operate and conduct themselves in the workplace.

Rogers serves in the school’s Accounting and Law Department and the Organization and Human Resources Department.

“Mary Ann is most deserving of this award,” says Paul Tesluk, dean of the School of Management. “We truly appreciate her many contributions to our school’s mission of excellence in teaching and service to our students.”

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, 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

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