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Polin Receives Midwest Academy of Management Junior Faculty Scholarship

Polin (left) with awards recipients

A sincere congratulations is due to Dr. Beth Polin and her mentee Colton Burgess!

Dr. Polin, Assistant Professor of Management in EKU's Department of Management, Marketing, and International Business, was recently awarded the Junior Faculty Scholarship Award presented on October 3rd.  Dr. Heilmann added that of all the nominations received from junior faculty members in tenure-track positions with less than six years of organizational tenure, Dr. Polin was one of five individuals who received a $500 scholarship based on the recommendations of a three-person conference committee.

This outstanding achievement was corroborated by the three presentations Dr. Polin gave at the Midwest Academy of Management’s 58th Annual Meeting.  “The conference was an excellent opportunity to share research and obtain feedback regarding working papers, network with colleagues and coauthors in the field, and establish new professional connections for research and teaching in Management. My own three presentations were well-received and promoted discussion on Organizational Behavior and Management Education topics.” Dr. Polin also served as a reviewer and a session facilitator for the conference.

Meanwhile, Colton Burgess, a mentee of Dr. Polin’s and a promising MBA student of EKU also attended the conference and presented his MBA thesis. He had only praise for the guidance received from his mentor. “Aside from being a remarkable researcher, Dr. Polin is a teacher in the truest sense of the word. As my thesis advisor, she has not only willingly provided me with tremendous perspective, instruction, and guidance regarding my own research, but also the confidence to pursue all of my academic goals, no matter the challenges that may accompany those goals. As an aspiring young scholar, those contributions have been invaluable to me. “

Dr. Polin also wished to congratulate Burgess on a job-well-done. “Our MBA student Colton Burgess gave an exceptional presentation of his MBA thesis which inspired praise from numerous session attendees.  Colton plans to apply to doctoral programs this year, and I am confident he will one day make a productive and successful academic.”

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-written by McKenna Bowling, Student Assistant
Office of the Dean, EKU College of Business and Technology

Published on October 05, 2015

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