The School of Management and Labor Relations recognizes faculty teaching excellence each year through two awards, one focused within each of the school's academic departments.


Congratulations to the 2022 SMLR Teaching Excellence Award Winners!
Naomi R Williams (left) and Jessica R. Methot (right)

James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching

The James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching was created by the Chelius family in honor of the late Professor James Chelius, who taught in the Human Resource Management (HRM) graduate program for 15 years. Students in the Department of Human Resource Management nominate a recipient and the selection is made by an HRM faculty committee consisting of the department chair and program directors.

We are delighted to honor Associate Professor Jessica R. Methot as the recipient of the 2022 James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

Past Recipients of the James R. Chelius Award
2021 - Kyra Leigh Sutton
2020 - Peter Rokkos
2019 - Doug Coffey
2018 - Patrick Downes
2017 - Joseph McCune
2016 - Dave Ferio
2015 - Doug Coffey
2014 - Joseph McCune

Labor Studies and Employment Relations Faculty Teaching Award

The Labor Studies and Employment Relations Faculty Teaching Award recognizes the teaching excellence of a faculty member in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER). A call for nominations is initiated throughout the department inviting undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty to recommend a faculty member who exemplifies teaching excellence. The selection is made by a LSER faculty committee consisting of the department chair and program directors.

We are delighted to honor Assistant Professor Naomi R Williams as the recipient of the 2022 Labor Studies and Employment Relations Faculty Teaching Award.

Past Recipients of the Labor Studies & Employment Relations Award