David Closs

David Closs

Four professors from the Broad College of Business are among a select group of Michigan State University educators and researchers to receive All-University Awards.

Dave Closs and Mike Shields will receive the Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes no more than ten faculty members each year for their contributions, including teaching, advising, research, public service, and other activities. Tobias Schoenherr is the recipient of the Teacher-Scholar Award, which recognizes professors across the university who are early in their careers. The Distinguished Academic Staff Award, presented to four individuals annually, will be awarded to Charles Bokemeier in recognition of his exceptional contributions to MSU.

“We are very proud that four of our professors have been recognized as among the best educators and scholars at MSU,” says Stefanie Lenway, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean. “They exemplify the dedication and excellence of our faculty, who work hard every day to prepare the next generation of business leaders.”

Retired professor of accounting and information systems and Schaberg Endowed Chair in Accounting Emeritus Mike Shields

Mike Shields

Closs, the John H. McConnell Chair of Business Administration and chairperson of the Department of Supply Chain Management, has been a faculty member of the Broad College for more than 30 years, in addition to receiving his MBA and PhD in marketing, logistics, and management science from the college. He is an author and presenter of world-class logistics and supply chain capabilities and applications and took part in a 2012 White House supply chain panel on sustainability.

Shields, the Schaberg Endowed Chair of Accounting, has published more than 60 articles in various accounting journals including the Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Management Accounting Research, and is an editor of Accounting, Organizations and Society. For his research, he has received the American Accounting Association Awards for Notable Contributions to Management Accounting Literature and Notable (Lifetime) Contribution in Behavioral Accounting Literature.

Dr. Tobias Schoenherr

Tobias Schoenherr

Assistant professor Tobias Schoenherr joined the Department of Supply Chain Management at the Broad College in 2008. His research focuses on strategic supply management, including strategic sourcing, leveraging the supply chain for competitive advantage, and global operations strategy, with recent research on reshoring. Schoenherr received the 2012 John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Endowed Emerging Scholar Award from the college.

Charles Bokemeier, professor of practice in accounting, teaches introductory and MBA accounting courses for which he was selected for the 2011 and 2012 Weekend MBA Professor of Excellence Award and the 2010 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Teacher of the Year Award. Bokemeier acts as a faculty advisor to the Accounting Student Association, as well as an advisor for honors students majoring in accounting, who recognized him with the Honors College Distinguished Contribution to Honors Students Award in 2012.

Charles Bokemeier

Charles Bokemeier

The honorees will receive their awards at the MSU Awards Convocation to be held Tuesday, February 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Wharton Center. Family, friends, and colleagues are invited to attend the event to help celebrate their hard work, dedication, and accomplishments.