Spears faculty honored at 2023 university awards convocation

Spears faculty honored at 2023 university awards convocation
Spears faculty honored at 2023 university awards convocation
Oklahoma State University Provost Jeanette Mendez and Dr. Dursun Delen, Eminent Faculty
award winner.

Friday, December 8, 2023

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Recently, Dr. Jeanette Mendez, Oklahoma State University provost, acknowledged the
achievements of faculty staff and administrators during the 2023 University Awards
Convocation.

Nominations were submitted by colleagues and supervisors across 25 different categories,
including the Eminent Faculty award which recognizes the highest level of scholarly
achievement at OSU. This year, Dr. Dursun Delen from the Spears School of Business’
Department of Management Science and Information Systems was honored with the award
recognizing his sustained contributions to scholarly creative activity, instruction
and service, bringing honor and recognition to the university.

“I’m extremely honored to receive this award,” Delen said. “It illustrates that my
colleagues and leaders recognize value in my work in artificial intelligence, machine
learning and healthcare. I’ve been very fortunate to be involved in projects that
are actually changing the world in a positive way.”

Delen wasn’t the only member of Spears to be recognized. The complete list of awardees
is as follows:

Regents Distinguished Research Award

Lisa Schurer Lambert, Management

Regents Distinguished Teaching Award

Jeanine Porck, Management

Career Champion Award

Steve Ruby, Hospitality and Tourism Management

Online Teaching Excellence Award

Maribeth Kuzmeski, Marketing and International Business

Merrick Foundation Teaching Award

Christopher Dinkel, Management

Advising Excellence Award

Samantha Lancaster, Student Success Center

Distinguished Early Faculty Award

Steven Shepherd, Marketing and International Business

Eminent Faculty Award

Dursun Delen, Management Science and Information Systems

Newly Appointed Chair and Professorship Holders

  • John Holden, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration

  • Justin Lawrence, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration II

  • Anna Lennard, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration

  • Andy Luse, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration IV

  • James Payne, Richard W. Poole Professorship for Excellence and the Norman and Suzanne
    Myers Endowed Chair for Excellence in Business Administration

  • Louis Piccotti, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration IV

  • Jeanine Porck, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration IV

  • Brian Roseman, Watson Family Chair for Commodity and Financial Risk Management

  • Steven Shepherd, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration IV

  • Betty Simkins, Ed Keller Endowed Professorship in Finance and the Greg Massey Professorship
    in Finance

  • Michael Stuart, Arthur Andersen Professorship in Accounting

  • Brij Thapa, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Distinguished Chair in Hospitality and Tourism

  • Emma Qin Wang, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration IV

  • Michael Wolfe, W. Haskell Cudd Professorship

  • Jun Zhang, William S. Spears Chair in Business Administration III