Tesluk, Shore honored at Celebration of Excellence

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


Cynthia Shore, senior assistant dean and director of alumni and external relations

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Two individuals from the School of Management, Paul Tesluk and Cynthia Shore, were honored as part of the 11th annual Celebration of Faculty and Staff Academic Excellence on Oct. 8 in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on UB’s North Campus.

Paul Tesluk, the Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior in the University at Buffalo School of Management, received a UB Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement. The award recognizes senior scholars based on their body of work over a number of years as recognition for outstanding performance in a recent segment of a scholar’s career.

A prolific researcher and leader in his field, Tesluk has focused on strategies to enhance team effectiveness and innovation, the assessment and development of management and leadership talent, and organizational culture and climate in organizations transitioning to high-involvement workplace systems.

While earning doctorate and master’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, Tesluk majored in industrial/organizational psychology and minored in management and organization. He also has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, where he majored in industrial and labor relations.

Cynthia Shore received the prestigious SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, which honors professional staff members whose extraordinary service significantly enriches the university.

As senior assistant dean and director of alumni and external relations, as well as in her previous roles in the Provost’s Office and School of Management, Shore has provided extraordinary service through her leadership and innovative thinking. 

She advised Wall Street Journal editors on the development of a new MBA program ranking, oversaw the creation of award-winning career services and launched exciting UBThisSummer programming. She also engaged alumni and corporate and community partners to facilitate real-world opportunities for business students through such programs as UB MBA Corporate Champions and LeaderCOREā„¢.

In addition, Shore’s leadership on key community projects includes partnering with M&T Bank to improve the financial literacy of thousands of area high school students, and providing advice and guidance to the Prentice Family Foundation in the creation of the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship program, which has already awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students.

Shore earned her BS/MBA from the University at Buffalo School of Management.

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 and 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 mgt.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB’s nearly 30,000 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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