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Business Professors at Frostburg State University Win ‘Best Paper’ at National Conference

Business Professors at Frostburg State University Win ‘Best Paper’ at National Conference
Dr. Amit J. Shah and Dr. Thomas F. Hawk
Dr. Thomas F. Hawk and Dr. Amit J. Shah, professors in the Department of Management at Frostburg State University, won national recognition for FSU’s College of Business when their paper, “Using Learning Style Instruments to Enhance Student Learning,” was named 2007 Best Paper in the “Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education.” The honor was announced at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute that was held Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 in Phoenix.

“This is a very prestigious award. It highlights the quality of our FSU faculty, particularly their teaching and research skills,” said Dr. Danny Arnold, dean of the College of Business. “It is always good to receive external validation for what we already know!”

Shah teaches business policy and strategy at FSU. Dr. Hawk focuses on strategic integration and change management, learning styles and models and philosophy of education.

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about this honor,” Shah said.

“I was really excited about this paper because I’ve spent 15 years researching learning styles and models,” Hawk added.

About FSU’s College of Business

The College of Business (FSUBusiness) was created in 1987 when FSU attained University status. It offers three majors at the baccalaureate level, as well as a master of business administration degree at the graduate level. The college includes four departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance & Marketing, and Management. The undergraduate majors offered include accounting, business administration, and economics. The business programs of FSUBusiness are accredited by AACSB International, the premiere accrediting agency for business schools. AACSB affirms that FSUBusiness demonstrates a distinguished level of performance in its graduate and undergraduate programs.

About Frostburg State University

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland.

For more information about FSU, contact the Office of Admissions at (301) 687-4201 or visit the University’s Web site at

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