Faculty members in the School of Business have been nominated and won several awards for their teaching ability and research expertise. We are especially proud of the following examples of excellence.
Dr. Gregory T. Hinton, Senior Professor of Business Law, was chosen as West Virginia Professor of the Year in 1997. The Faculty Merit Foundation created the state’s most prestigious faculty award to recognize and reward outstanding innovation and creativity among the faculties of the state’s public and private colleges and universities.
Hinton has been honored as the Student Government Teacher of the Year and has twice been the recipient of the William A. Boram Award for Excellence in Teaching. He was the first faculty member selected by Student Government to present the “Last Lecture,” and he has received the Fairmont State Excellence in Advising Award. He has been named West Virginia Professor of the Year by both the Carnegie Foundation, and he was nationally recognized among African-American leaders with the Strong Men and Strong Women: Excellence in Leadership Award. The West Virginia Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission gave Hinton the “Living the Dream” Award for scholarship and his dedication to education.
Mary A. “Dede” Burnell, CPA, was the first FSU School of Business Professor of the Year in 2009. She is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems and has been with the University for over 20 years. Dede was awarded the West Virginia Society of CPAs Outstanding Accounting Educator Award in 2008 and was nominated by the West Virginia Society of CPAs for the AICPA Educator of the Year award. She was one of five university finalists for the Fairmont State University Abelina Suarez Professorship, and has been nominated for the West Virginia Professor of the Year Award, the William A. Boram Award for Teaching Excellenceand the Harold and Roselyn Williamson Straight Award for Innovative Teaching.
Since May of 2008, Dede has served as coordinator of the accounting program and advisor to the Student Accountant Society. In addition to her teaching duties, she advises accounting and finance majors and serves on a variety of Fairmont State University and School of Business Committees.