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Southwestern Business Professor Receives Award for Best Journal Article

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    Mary Grace Neville

Mary Grace Neville selected to receive the Journal of Management Education’s 2009 Fritz Roethlisberger Award for the best article published in the journal in 2008.

Mary Grace Neville, associate professor of business at Southwestern University, has been selected to receive the Journal of Management Education’s 2009 Fritz Roethlisberger Award for the best article published in the journal in 2008.

Neville was selected to receive the award for her article titled “Using Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogical Learning to Explore Dominant Paradigms.” The article discusses a seminar Neville developed for upper-level business students titled “Contemporary Issues in Global Business.” 

 

Neville describes the seminar as “a way to get students to bump up against the underlying assumptions they hold in the world such that they might explore alternatives. “It’s my hope for changing the world one student at a time,” she said.

“Members of the awards committee saw this paper as providing a significant contribution to the field of management,” said committee co-chair Susan Taft, associate professor in the College of Nursing at Kent State University. 

The award will be presented at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference at the College of Charleston June 10-13. The award includes a cash prize of $500 from Sage Publications, which publishes the Journal of Management Education. The Journal of Management Education has been published longer than any other management education journal. 

Neville has been a member of the Southwestern faculty since 2003. In addition to the seminar on Contemporary Issues in Global Business, she teaches classes in Foundations of Business, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility and Organizational Behavior.