Dr. Ellen Walk, Assistant Professor of Information Systems and Associate Dean for Administration in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has received the University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award in SPCS for 2017.

The award was announced during Colloquy on August 23, 2017, the annual event marking the start of the academic year.

The Distinguished Educator Awards have been honoring excellence in teaching at the University of Richmond since 1975 when the Cabell Foundation made a grant to the University to be used to attract and retain outstanding faculty and promote excellence in teaching.

Recipients of the award are nominated to their School’s dean by peers and students; those nominations are reviewed by school-level committee, and those selected for university-wide consideration are forwarded with supporting material to the University Distinguished Educator Award Selection Committee.

In the School committee’s letter of support, Walk was recognized for her breadth of knowledge and expertise in information systems, having taught eleven different courses in the discipline — all of which she developed herself. She was also recognized for her cross-disciplinary approach to teaching and leading, for her mentorship to colleagues and students alike, and for her research, especially in collaboration with students.

Walk holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor of Management in the Robins School of Business.

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