Southeast Faculty Member Receives Educator of the Year

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Dr. Peter Gordon is a professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southeast Missouri State University. He recently received the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators and Federation of Business Disciplines’ Educator of the Year award.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 29, 2006ᾰDr. Peter Gordon, professor in the Department of Management and Marketing at Southeast Missouri State University, recently received the Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators and Federation of Business Disciplines’ (FBD) Educator of the Year award.

“It’s very humbling, yet exciting, to receive this award,” said Gordon.  “It’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work and dedication you provide to your students, the University and your department.”

The award is offered every year to outstanding professors teaching business administration disciplines.  Candidates must submit their current vita for evaluation to a committee.  The committee then measures candidates’ professional service, research and teaching capabilities.

“I think what set us apart from other institutions is the focus we place on international research and experiential learning,” said Gordon.  “The fact that I emphasize experiential learning opportunities outside of a normal classroom setting makes us a little more unique than everyone else.” Gordon is the director of International Business Program at Southeast.  As director, he takes groups of students on international study tours. Now in its 18th year, the International Business Program offers study tours in January, March, May and June to Europe. Gordon is also involved in developing exchange opportunities for Southeast students to spend a semester studying in several different countries in Europe and Mexico.

The FBD is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that encompasses 12 different professional business organizations.  It was founded in 1973, and since this time has become one of the largest and more prestigious organizations for those involved in the field of business administration.

The FBD has both national and international constituencies of more than 1,300 college professors.  Since its inception, more than 45,000 individuals have benefited from FBD’s meetings and national conferences.

For more information about the FBD, visit http://www.fbds.org/.