School of Management faculty are routinely lauded for the impact of their research and for teaching excellence in the classroom. Below is a sample of the highest awards our faculty have received at the federal, state and university levels.
The Fulbright Scholar Award is one of the most widely recognized and prestigious scholarships in the world. Sponsored by the U.S. government in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright program is devoted to improving intercultural relations, diplomacy and competence between the people of the U.S. and other nations through educational exchange. The award provides opportunities for scholars to teach or pursue important research projects.
In recognition of exceptional faculty merit, the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees designates leading faculty members as Distinguished Professors. The SUNY Distinguished Professor is the highest academic rank in the SUNY system.
The designation—a rank above full professor—denotes exceptional contribution in an academic field through publications, national and international research presentations, research findings and the training of students. It has three co-equal designations: distinguished professor, distinguished service professor and distinguished teaching professor.
The SUNY Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon faculty having achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within their chosen field through significant contributions to research and scholarship, or through artistic performance or achievement in the fine and performing arts.
The SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professorship is conferred upon instructional faculty for outstanding teaching competence at the graduate, undergraduate or professional levels. Teaching mastery is to be consistently demonstrated over multiple years at the institution where the Distinguished Teaching Professorship is bestowed.
The SUNY Distinguished Service Professorship is conferred upon instructional faculty who achieve a distinguished reputation for service not only to the university, but also to the community, the State of New York or even the nation, by sustained effort in the application of intellectual skills drawing from the candidate’s scholarly research interests to issues of public concern. It is bestowed on faculty in any discipline or field of study.
The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching honors those who consistently have demonstrated superb teaching at the undergraduate, graduate or professional level.
The Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities recognizes the work of those who engage actively in scholarly and creative pursuit beyond their teaching responsibilities.
The UB Distinguished Professor—not to be confused with the SUNY Distinguished Professor designation, a rank above that of full professor awarded by the SUNY trustees—designation by the Office of the Provost recognizes full professors who have achieved true distinction and are leaders in their fields.
UB created the Exceptional Scholar Award for Sustained Achievement in 2002 to honor outstanding professional achievement over a number of years in a senior scholar's career. The award distinguishes a body of work of enduring importance that has gone beyond the norm in a particular field of study.
Introduced in 2002, UB's Exceptional Scholar Award for Young Investigators celebrates a recent superior achievement by an up-and-coming scholar in their field of study. Such an achievement will have earned the individual acclaim for their work, which could be published research or another scholastic or artistic endeavor.
Established in 2003 to honor exceptional educational pedagogy, UB's Award for Teaching Innovation recognizes faculty who have contributed significantly to engaging students with new methods and approaches to teaching. The award goes to faculty members whose innovative teaching methods have a demonstrable effect on enhancing student learning-outcomes.