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Faculty members honored for contributions at annual Women’s Achievement Dinner

Friday, April 27 2018 12:00am

Faculty members honored for contributions at annual Women’s Achievement Dinner

By Joel Shump

Two College of Business faculty members were honored at this year’s the annual Women’s Achievement Dinner hosted by Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc Rho Lamda and the Ohio University Women’s Center.

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and International Business Rachida Aissaoui won the “Above and Beyond” award. This award is given to a faculty member who has gone above and beyond their job description. Dr. Aissaoui has become an invaluable professor and mentor to OHIO students.  

The feeling seems to be mutual. “The students of OHIO have granted me the biggest honor in my life; nothing will ever top their trust and gratitude," Dr. Aissaoui said,  I deeply thank them for that, and for being the engine of my continuous motivation to be the best professor and mentor I can.” 

Earlier this month, Dr. Aissaoui was one of only four OHIO faculty members to receive the University Professor Award. The University Professor award recognizes outstanding teaching at the university. This was the 47th annual awards ceremony, in which recipients are chosen based off nominations collected from the OHIO student body. A selection committee composed of undergraduate students holds intensive interviews and observes faculty finalists in the classroom. Each winner receives the opportunity to teach a course of their choosing to enhance undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Aissaoui’s proposed class is “Writing an Advanced Research Paper,” which will provide students the skill set to write high-level research papers. 

Assistant Professor of Analytics and Information Systems,  Nadege Levallet also claimed the “Breaking Barriers” award. This award is intended for women who have demonstrated success working in male-dominated fields. Dr. Levallet holds a PhD in management information systems from the globally ranked Smith School of Business, Queen’s University in Canada. Dr. Levallet holds a number of publications, her most recent being “Using digital capabilities to unleash the power of managerial improvisation”, MIS Quarterly Executive (17:1). Her continued research focuses on the impacts that information systems have on organizational performance. 

Learn more about the Women’s Achievement Dinner and past award winners here.