Business Professor Honored at University of Alabama’s Honors Day Convocation

Business Professor Honored at University of Alabama’s Honors Day Convocation

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]kim-roberts Kim Roberts, Assistant Professor of Operations Management in Athens State’s College of Business was selected as the 2015 Outstanding Research Student in Instructional Technology at The University of Alabama. The award was presented at the institution’s College of Education’s annual Honors Day Convocation on April 3rd.

Roberts states, “I would like to use my studies to help achieve my teaching vision mission statement of preparing students to be successful, problem-solving business professionals who value lifelong learning.”

Roberts is a PhD candidate at the University of Alabama in Instructional Leadership with concentration in Instructional Technology program. She completed 63 hours of doctoral coursework with a 4.0 GPA and is currently working on her dissertation on the efficacy of electronic textbooks.

“Dr. Roberts is an exemplary faculty member and mirrors the ethos of the academic community at Athens State,” remarks Athens State President Bob Glenn. “Her success at the University of Alabama is certainly evident in the popularity of her classes with our student body.”

Roberts was also selected as a recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, presented by the Office of Research on Teaching in the Disciplines in the College of Education at The University of Alabama. The goal of this award was to recognize exemplary teachers for their outstanding efforts in making learning engaging, interactive, and memorable for students. Its intent is also to acknowledge the impacts teachers have on students’ lives, their discipline, and the teaching profession.

For this award, Roberts submitted a lesson plan involving application of operations management topics in a local business setting, where students collaborated with their classmates and the business owner to develop improvement opportunities in areas such as strategy, capacity management, and process analysis.

“This is a practice many faculty members in Athens State’s College of Business use to engage students,” says Roberts. “I’m very fortunate to be able to work with and learn from the top-notch faculty we have here at Athens State.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]