Dunmore Native Honored for His Excellence in the Classroom

staff_spiecher (3)Professor Christopher Speicher, Ph.D., associate professor and director of entrepreneurship in Marywood University’s School of Business and Global Innovation, has been named a regional recipient of the 2020 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

Dr. Speicher will be honored, along with other regional recipients, at the ACBSP Virtual Conference 2020, June 22-24. He will receive a crystal medallion and a $250 check. Two International Teaching Excellence Award recipients will be announced at the virtual conference, one from a baccalaureate/graduate degree-granting institution and one from an associate degree-granting institution. As a regional recipient, Dr. Speicher is now a candidate for the international award.

Arthur Comstock, Ph.D., executive director and chairman of the School of Business & Global Innovation at Marywood University, said, “I have witnessed a faculty member who is totally devoted to positively effecting the outcomes of student trajectories, either through proactive experiential classroom outcomes or just a freshman who is homesick. His engagement with students in starting, volunteering, and helping to operate start-up entities is unparalleled by any faculty anywhere. His commitment to continuous learning and fostering global entrepreneurship is awe-inspiring.” 

The ACBSP Associate Degree Commission established the International Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers. In 2002, the Baccalaureate Degree Commission created a similar award to recognize excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate/graduate degree level. ACBSP is the only specialized body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching, open to application by the entire membership.

“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace,” said Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP President and CEO. “ACBSP has a mission to develop, promote, and recognize best practices that contribute to the continuous improvement of business education. Recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal,” he stated.

Marywood University’s School of Business and Global Innovation (SOBGI) offers undergraduate and graduate programs that promote academic excellence and scholarship through applied, experiential learning, which emphasizes entrepreneurial solutions to business problems. Marywood’s SOBGI is committed to improving the world by enabling its students to acquire and develop their leadership competencies to meet the dynamic challenges of a knowledge-based global society and by nurturing values conducive to ethical and socially responsible behavior.

For additional information about Marywood University’s School of Business and Global Innovation, please visit marywood.edu/business/, or call the Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234.

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