Management professor wins national award for instructional innovation


November 26, 2012

Dr. Monica Adya, associate professor of management, has been recognized by the Decision Sciences Institute and the honor society Alpha Iota Delta with the 2012 Instructional Innovation Award. Adya earned first place out of 29 other entries for leading a collaborative project between Marquette Business project management students and Glasgow (Scotland) Caledonian University engineering and product design students.

Adya shares the award, which includes a cash prize, with her collaborators Bryan Temple and Donald Hepburn of Glasgow Caledonian. They will submit a revised version of their entry papers for publication in the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.

The yearly class project, which Adya has led for four years, mimics real-world global business situations that exist between project managers and engineers who often work in different parts of the world. According to Adya, the program aims to help students understand interdisciplinary dependence and related conflicts between significantly diverse teams; acquire skills necessary to successfully develop and manage virtual project teams using technology mediated face-to-face and asynchronous communications; Understand cultural, temporal and systematic differences that influence invention and work; and recognize the value of socially responsible business and technical engagements.