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Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Alexis Smith Washington, with co-authors, has been awarded the 2020 Saroj Parasuraman Award for the best peer-reviewed journal article in the field of gender and diversity by the Academy of Management. Washington, associate professor of management in the Spears School of Business, won for novel research published last year examining a paradox in the perception of black female executives as professionals.
No person is just a teacher or just a mother or just an African American or just any other descriptor. We are all a combination of identities that collectively make up how we see ourselves and how society perceives us. And it only gets more interesting when looking at where all of a person’s various identities meet. For Dr. Alexis Smith Washington, that intersection of identities and how they play out in our lives is a central theme of her research.
In 2019, the Management Department at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University was ranked 12th in the nation for publishing in top-tier management journals. The TAMUGA rankings (a joint effort by Texas A&M University and the University of Georgia) placed the productivity of the department's researchers at the top of the Big 12 Conference.
Oklahoma State University business alumni have filled leadership positions in corporations, governments, research institutions and academia across the U.S. and even around the world. A few have risen to lead major colleges and universities. These three OSU business alums who have reached the top levels of their institution’s leadership credit Oklahoma State with their foundation for academic success.
Dr. Tessa Recendes has always been fascinated with sports, both as an athlete while growing up and later working in the sports business world. After graduating from college, her interest led her to a job with Major League Soccer, where she worked in sales and community development for the professional team in Denver and later in Dallas.
Dean Ken Eastman recognized a handful of Spears School of Business faculty and staff for outstanding teaching, research and service during the 2018-19 school year at the annual Faculty/Staff meeting Aug. 16.
For decades researchers have studied the impact of performance appraisals on employees and the organizations they work for. Much of that research shows that traditional approaches to judging a person’s work performance are perceived as less than helpful and often even counterproductive. Oklahoma State University professor Dr. Tom Stone is charting a shift away from the traditional boss as ‘judge and jury’ approach to evaluating performance in newer systems where talent development is the goal.
For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University students in the Human Resources Management Association have been recognized with the Student Chapter Merit Award by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for providing superior growth and development opportunities to chapter members.