Awards and Achievements - May 26, 2016 Summary

Professor David Allen has been named Editor Elect of the Journal of Management (JOM) and will assume this role in June 2016. He will begin accepting manuscripts as Editor-in-Chief on July 1, 2017. David brings an impeccable scholarly reputation to the JOM Editorship, publishing 51 refereed journal articles, many of which have appeared in top-tier management journals. 


Dr. Padma Arvind, Director of the New Jersey Healthcare Talent Development Center, was selected by the United Nations to join a task force to address the need for community health workers (CHW) programs in Newark. In March, Dr. Arvind presented a proposed apprenticeship training model that could help unemployed job seekers to transition into health care work and create pathways towards earning a degree in health education. In the coming months, the task force will develop a report covering lessons learned from the global experience in approaching the design of CHW programs; key principles for sustainable, effective CHW programs in the U.S. context; how to address the financial challenges of CHW programs, both now and looking to the future; and a case study of Newark, NJ, which documents the current state of CHW work and sets out a practical path for financial and programmatic sustainability. 


Professor Joseph Blasi served as a judge at the Global Equity Organization (GEO) conference held on April 20-22 in Boston. During the event, Professor Blasi was tasked with selecting the best of multinational and large corporations that are doing broad-based equity compensation


Professor Tracy Chang’s symposium proposal, “What Can We Learn from Silence and Stillness? Building Mindfulness Into Management Curriculum,” was accepted by the Teaching and Learning Conference at the Academy of Management (AOM) annual conference to be held on August 7, 2016. Participants will learn from a panel of management faculty nationwide on how mindfulness practice, exercises, and techniques are incorporated into undergraduate, MBA, and executive education courses. 



Professor Pat Downes received the Academy of Management (AOM)’s Innovative Teaching Award for 2016. This prestigious award is given to an individual who has developed an innovative teaching method or disseminated a new approach in the teaching of human resource management. Professor Downes will receive his award at the Academy of Management’s meeting in August.



Professor Rebecca Kolins Givan was named a Rutgers University Chancellor’s Scholar for 2016-2017. The Chancellor’s Scholar initiative was created through the New Brunswick Strategic Plan to recognize truly outstanding and highly promising scholars at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. As a Chancellor’s Scholar, Professor Givan will receive $5,000 towards her research account.




Ildi Koczan, SMLR career management specialist, received the Campus Partner of the Year award by Rutgers University Career Services. Ildi is recognized for her immense contributions to the ongoing efforts to provide world-class career resources to students. She joined top employers, partners, and students as she received her award during the 2nd Annual Career Knights of Distinction Awards Dinner on May 4. Learn more about Ildi’s work.


Professor Doug Kruse was appointed as a research fellow at IZA - The Institute for the Study of Labor, a private independent economic research institute focused on the analysis of global labor markets, based in Bonn, Germany. 

Professors Yuan Jiang, IRHR ’09; Saba Colakoglu, IRHR ’09; David Lepak; Joseph Blasi; and Doug Kruse’s co-authored article, “Involvement work systems and operational effectiveness: Exploring the moderating effect of national power distance,” which was published in the Journal of International Business Studies was selected for the International HRM Scholarly Research Award for 2016. This prestigious award is given to the most significant article in international human resource management published in the past year in recognized journals and research annuals. The authors will receive their awards at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting in August. 


Professor Marilyn Sneiderman, director of the Center for Innovation in Worker Organization (CIWO), was elected Vice President for Universities at the United Association of Labor Educators (UALE). Sneiderman will serve a two-year term in her role as UALE Vice President for Universities, supporting UALE's mission to promote education as an essential tool in the process of union transformation, develop new leadership, and strengthen the field of labor education in order to meet the ever-changing needs of unions and workers. Sneiderman brings to this role over 30 years of experience in labor, community, faith-based, immigrant and racial justice work as well as extensive experience in organizational, leadership, and management/staff development.