The Distinguished Educator Award highlights the importance of good teaching in OMT and is intended to stimulate discussion on how to improve our impact on business students. This biennial award honors an OMT Division member who has made exceptional contributions to organization and management theory education. The purpose of the award is not to recognize excellent teaching, per se. It is rather intended as a tribute to individuals who have positively influenced educational practices within the broader OMT field. This influence may take many different forms, including the design of new OMT-related courses, the authorship of widely used books or cases, the creation of new conceptual frameworks, and/or the development of innovative and widely-used educational techniques (e.g. management simulations).
2021 OMT Distinguished Educator Award
2019 Andrew Van de Ven, University of Minnesota
2017 Jane Dutton, University of Michigan. Watch her thank you speech here
2015 Henry Mintzberg, McGill Desautels Faculty of Management
2013 W. Richard "Dick" Scott, Stanford University
2011 Mary Jo Hatch, University of Virginia and Copenhagen Business School. Read the award announcement. Read an interview with Mary Jo Hatch.
2009 Richard Daft, Vanderbilt University