Ruane Award for Business Education Innovation

The Business Education Innovation Center (BEIC) inaugurated the Ruane Award for Business Education Innovation in 2016.

Submissions of manuscripts and publications with a focus on business education innovation, spanning all business disciplines are vetted annually by a panel comprised of seasoned business education professionals, and the finalist(s) receive an award of $5,000.

Through their work, the award selection committee assists the BEIC in accomplishing the following objectives:

  • Emphasizing the importance of innovation in business education
  • Sharing innovative techniques or practices easily adapted to any business discipline
  • Raising awareness of business education innovation for the larger business faculty audience
  • Rewarding business education innovation research

A call for submissions is extended in early fall and recipients are selected and notified by early spring.

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Congratulations to the Recipient of the Inaugural Ruane Award for Business Education Innovation


Dr. Robert A. Snyder

Dr. Robert A. Snyder
Professor of Management
Haile/US Bank College of Business
Northern Kentucky University

“Let’s Burn Them All: Reflections on the Learning-Inhibitory Nature of Introduction to Management and Introduction to Organizational Behavior Textbooks,” Journal of Management Education, Vol. 38, No. 5 (October), pp. 733-758.

The Providence College School of Business extends its thanks to the following members of the 2016 Ruane Award Selection Committee:

  • Lloyd Baird, Boston University
  • Brendan Bannister, Northeastern University
  • Mirjeta Beqiri, Gonzaga University
  • Cindy Corritore, Creighton University
  • Priscilla Elsass, Clark University
  • Donna Fletcher, Bentley University
  • Jon Garfinkel, University of Iowa
  • Steven Kursh, Northeastern University
  • Jane Parent, Merrimack College
  • Chris Stevens, Gonzaga University