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Dr. Sarath Nonis honored as 2010 Outstanding Educator

April 13, 2010 -- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro announces that Dr. Sarath Nonis, professor of marketing, was recently recognized for excellence in marketing education. Dr. Nonis is the recipient of the 201Dr. Sarath Nonis0 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME). He was selected for this honor for his outstanding record of accomplishment as a marketing educator and for his significant contribution to marketing education.

The selection committee from ACME said of Dr. Nonis, ”his numerous contributions over the years to the ACME marketing education track have enriched the knowledge of all of us involved in ACME.”

“This prestigious recognition by his peers represents the most unbiased, external validation for which one could hope with regard to Sarath’s teaching excellence,” said Dr. Len Frey, dean of the College of Business.

In the past 10 years, Dr. Nonis has received at least six outstanding paper awards for his research in marketing education at numerous nati
onal conferences. Dr. Nonis came to ASU in 1991 from the University of North Texas, where he received his Ph.D.  During his time at ASU, he has been recognized as both an outstanding scholar in 2002 and 2006 and an outstanding graduate teacher in 2005 and 2009 by his colleagues in the College of Business. He won ASU’s Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship in 2006 and last week, he was awarded the 2010 Board of Trustees Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship. He has been an active researcher who has been consistently published throughout his career, and he is the founder of the College of Business teaching conference that is now in its fifth year.

“First, excellent teachers are really intentional about what they teach and the ways in which they teach.  Second, excellent teachers care about their students and find a way to communicate this fact.  Third, excellent teachers find a way to make material relevant to their students so that the students can relate to and become involved in the learning process,” said Dr. Gail Hudson, chair of the Department of Management and Marketing.

Dr. Nonis has been published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Research, the Journal of Personal Selling and Sales Management, and the Journal of Marketing Education.  He has won several research awards, including the Society for Marketing Advances/McGraw-Hill/Irwin Stephen J. Shaw Distinguished Paper Award, and the ACME/McGraw-Hill/Irwin Distinguished Paper Award. 

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