This spring, Terry College honored marketing and distribution lecturer and undergraduate academic coordinator Margaret A. Emmelhainz with the 2008 Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Emmelhainz has been awarded six teaching awards in the last five full academic years, including the Emil S. Troelston Teacher of the Year Award and the Marketing Management Association's Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award. She is also a two-time winner of both the Alpha Kappa Psi Marketing Teacher of the Year Award and the Terry Outstanding Teaching Award.
"She has been blessed with a special gift — a way to teach, share, and communicate with her students that few professors possess." said Terry alumnus, Jeroen Sterling (BBA International Business). "The tools and knowledge that I gained in her courses are things that I will take with me for the rest of my life and apply throughout my career, undoubtedly making a difference in the questions that I ask, the decisions that I make, and my overall success as a business professional."
Emmelhainz teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Marketing and Services Marketing and an MBA course in Supply Chain Management for the IBM program. As the undergraduate academic coordinator for the department of marketing and distribution, Emmehainz is the first faculty contact with students who wish to enter the major or seeking career advice. In this capacity, she is also a resource on undergraduate teaching methods, issues, and policies to other members of the department faculty.
"Dr. Emmelhainz is an outstanding educator," said Interim Marketing Department Director, Richard Fox in nominating Emmelhainz. "She has been more than willing to take leadership roles in classroom integration, curriculum development, and course development. She combines the skills of an excellent instructor along with the organizational skills needed to administer and manage the program."
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Emmelhainz is a mentor in the Leonard Leadership Scholar program and manages the marketing executive advisory board, a group she and lecturer Kevin Ellis were instrumental in establishing which consists of 15 business executives whose companies either currently employ or plan to employ Terry marketing majors.
Emmelhainz is the current faculty director for the Advanced School of Marketing Research, a one-week class co-sponsored with the American Marketing Association. The well-regarded, executive education course has been so successful the AMA decided to award the introductory course of marketing research to Terry College beginning in 2009.
Before she joined the Terry faculty in 2000, Emmelhainz was the First Coast Systems Professor of Marketing at the University of North Florida. She earned her PhD in marketing and logistics from The Ohio State University.
The Terry College's Outstanding Faculty Award winners were chosen by a committee of their peers based on nominations from the college's seven academic departments. Awards are presented for outstanding teaching and research. Each recipient received a $1,000 cash prize.