2015 Honorees

Teaching Excellence – Dr. Erin Makarius

Dr. Erin Makarius works hard at her craft, with outstanding results. Students identify her as one of the best teachers they have in any subject, as she employs different techniques to help students think critically and creatively about human resources. Perhaps not surprisingly, the art and science of teaching is a special interest. She regularly participates in the Organization Behavior Teaching Conference to share best teaching practices for the field of management and has worked on pedagogical research articles and reviewed for pedagogical society journals.

Research Excellence – Dr. Christopher Plouffe

Not only does Dr. Christopher Plouffe teach sales courses and is the Director of the Fisher Institute for Professional Selling, he also is an outstanding academic researcher. His work is regularly published in top quality, peer-reviewed journals, and others are noticing his excellent work, as his citation count is approaching 1,000. He consistently demonstrates excellence through the number of research publications, quality of publications, research impact, and conference presentations.

Service Excellence – Dr. Debmalya Mukherjee

Dr. Mukherjee is an eager participant in numerous service activities that support and enhance the management discipline, his community, and the classroom. He was selected to participate in the UniverCity program, which links university leaders with local leaders to enhance collaborative efforts with the city of Akron. He regularly reviews for management journals and was selected to the planning committee for the annual Academy of Management Conference, which reaches 12,000 professionals. Community service is realized through classroom engagement via the Management Consulting Project Course. His overall professionalism and academic efforts have brought the CBA significant attention.

Staff Excellence – Ms. Andrienne Calderon

Andrienne Calderon, M.S., is the intelligent, good-natured, straightforward glue that holds the CBA together. Whether it is her duties in ensuring the physical plant of the CBA building is in shape, or serving as the college advisor to the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, she demonstrates true leadership by regularly exceeding daily responsibilities to contribute to the success of the CBA. She also is responsible for administering numerous scholarships and maintaining AASCB reports.