Prestigious national award for excellence in innovative teaching for UNE academic

Published 12 December 2016
Dr Sujana Adapa at ANZAM with Conference Chair Professor Lisa Bradley of QUT

Dr Sujana Adapa at ANZAM with Conference Chair Professor Lisa Bradley of QUT

Dr Sujana Adapa from the University of New England has been named as the recipient of the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management’s (ANZAM) Innovative Management Educator of the Year Award in an announcement made during the annual conference held in Brisbane last week.

Dr Adapa received this highly prestigious national award – the only one awarded in 2016 – in recognition and encouragement of excellence in the innovative teaching of management. Dr Adapa, a senior lecturer in the UNE Business School, teaches marketing related units. Her research areas include small and medium sized regional firms, corporate social responsibility, innovation adoption, destination branding and cross-cultural consumer behaviour.

This honour follows a number of awards for Dr Adapa, including a Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning were awarded as part of the Australian Awards for University Teaching earlier this year, a LearnX Silver Award (Asia Pacific region) for Best Online Teaching Facilitation in 2016; and LearnX Platinum awards in 2015 and 2014, and a UNE Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014.

The award consists of a plaque and a full registration for the next year’s ANZAM conference. Dr Adapa will also be invited to present a Master Class on best teaching practice at the ANZAM 2017 conference. The 2016 ANZAM conference also recognised UNE Business School colleague Associate Professor Fredy-Roberto Valenzuela-Abaca as Best Stream Reviewer for the Marketing, Communication and Retail Stream. The purpose of the Stream Reviewer Awards is to encourage, recognise, and reward excellence in research reviews conducted by ANZAM scholars across all management research domains.

The Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) is the primary professional body for management educators, researchers and practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.