COBA Prof. Wins Award!
ASU's Dr. Sara Bliss Kiser, professor of Management in the Dr. Percy J. Vaughn Jr. College of Business Administration (COBA) is the regional recipient of the 2020 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award for exemplifying teaching excellence in the classroom. She was recognized at the Council's recent virtual conference with both a crystal medallion and a monetary stipend.
Kiser, whose deep roots with the University extend all the way back to her attending kindergarten on campus, first joined ASU's faculty in 1996.
"I love my students at Alabama State University, and I love being a teacher and figuratively seeing the light bulb go off over their heads when they deduce the answer to a classroom assignment," Kiser said gleefully. "Just being a part of that positive process with our ASU students inspires me to always give it and them my best and love every day that I teach on campus."
COBA's dean, Dr. Kamal Hingorani, said that he and Kiser’s colleagues are proud of her recognition.
"Our University and this college are committed to achieving global recognition through excellence in teaching, research and service, and the award won by Dr. Kiser is a testament of both her and the College of Business Administration's commitment to excellence in the classroom. We applaud her achievement," Hingorani said.
ACBSP is the only specialized body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching. The award is open to application by the entire membership, according to Jeffrey Alderman, ACBSP's president and CEO.
“It is more important than ever for business programs to produce graduates who are ready to enter the global marketplace and the recognition of teaching excellence is one way we achieve this goal,” Alderman stated.
"ASU and its culture of learning have helped me achieve greatness in teaching and have helped me to become the professor and teacher that I am today," Kiser exclaimed.