Professor of the Year (POY) Award

Deadline for Nominations closes on March 1 at midnight.

The annual GABEE “Professor of the Year” Award salutes an outstanding instructor in business fields (accounting, marketing, management, economics, finance, and entrepreneurship, etc.), teaching undergraduate students in the state of Georgia. The awardee excels in teaching and positively influences the lives and careers of students. The POY Award recognizes an instructor who has distinguished achievements in teaching, scholarship, and professional service, both separately and in an integrative manner. By recognizing an outstanding instructor with excellent teaching skills, the “Professor of the Year” Award allows GABEE to focus attention on the importance of excellence in undergraduate teaching and provides a model to which others can aspire.


An applicant/nominee must:

  • Be an instructor in the field of business, economics, and entrepreneurship within the state of Georgia
  • Have taught at the undergraduate level, part- or full-time, for at least two semesters in the 2018-19 academic year; materials primarily should reflect work with undergraduate students.
  • Be an active member of the GABEE.
  • Have attended at least three (3) past GABEE (or formerly, GAEF) conferences in the last six years.
  • Be committed to attending this year’s 2020 GABEE conference


  1. Current curriculum vitae (submit a brief summary of the professor’s education, teaching experience, other teaching awards, publications, service and other significant contributions. You may summarize this information using a biographical format. Keep the focus on teaching. Include the names of publications, articles, books and other intellectual contributions; summarize the rest).
  2. Letter of support for your award from one colleague
  3. Any comments that students would have given about teaching (e.g evaluations, emails from students etc.)
  4. One page statement of your teaching philosophy. (Hard copies only—no email attachments accepted).
  5. One-page personal statement describing key contributions made as an undergraduate teacher. It should give a clear picture of the applicant’s work with students and his/her scholarly approach to teaching and learning.

All nominations and supporting documentation must be uploaded no later than March 1st for consideration. Any submissions after this date will not be considered.

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