Simpson honored with national award

Release Date: March 19, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Natalie Simpson, associate professor of operations management and strategy in the University at Buffalo School of Management, has received the prestigious 2013 Wickham Skinner Teaching Innovation Award from the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS).

An expert in emergency services and emergency response, Simpson also is the academic director of digital access education in the School of Management. The digital access program captures lectures through digital recording so students can access instruction from other locations.

The Wickham Skinner award recognizes Simpson for her impact and innovation in production and operations management instruction and is based on instructional excellence, evidence of creativity and/or innovation and evidence of impact.

Simpson is a past recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship for Teaching Excellence in recognition of her exceptional work in the classroom and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

She will receive the Wickham Skinner award in early May at the POMS national meeting in Denver.

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 has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes, U.S. News & World Report 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

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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