Supply chain management professor honored for teaching excellence


May 07, 2012

Dr. Mark Cotteleer, associate professor of management, has been honored with a Marquette University Teaching Excellence Award. Each year, the university honors faculty members who are held in the highest esteem by colleagues and students with Teaching Excellence Awards.

Cotteleer, who specializes in supply chain management, says his favorite thing about teaching at Marquette is the students. “Students today work harder at more things and generally face greater pressures than I did as a student at Marquette 25 years ago. It’s incredibly satisfying for me to watch these students leave Marquette and go on to successful careers, as well as to see the kinds of people that they become.”

Cotteleer’s enthusiasm and commitment to teaching have contributed to a nearly 100 percent increase in the number of undergraduate majors in the supply chain management program during the past five years, and have led to a top 20 national program ranking by both U.S. News & World Report and Gartner Inc.

Despite teaching difficult subject matter, Cotteleer is consistently rated by both undergraduate and graduate students as one of the best instructors in the College of Business Administration.

“When I look at the list of my colleagues who have won this award in past years, I’m amazed that I would be considered in the same league as them,” Cotteleer said.