Faculty Highlights

McInnis-Bowers wins Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award

Social entrepreneurship professor Cecilia McInnis-Bowers received the Fritz Roethlisberger Memorial Award for an article she submitted to the Journal of Management Education based on her curriculum for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking. The article, “Business not as Usual: Developing socially conscious entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs,” was co-authored by Denise L. Parris from the University of Oklahoma.

The honor—awarded by Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (MOBTS)—carries with it a plaque and a cash prize of $1,000 from Sage Publications. 

MOBTS board member Kevin D. Lo praised McInnis-Bowers’ article, noting its scholarly grounding, expected longevity, and potential to reach across disciplines.

“Your article’s rich theoretical development, combined with the clear pedagogical objectives, lays an ambitious structure for other instructors to adopt and build upon,” says Lo. “The committee also noted your passionate defense of the importance of business education in the face of skeptical detractors ready to denounce the need for it.” 

The award was publicly announced at the MOBTS Conference at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 6-9, 2018.