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Aug. 26, 2013

BSC marketing professor receives 2013 faculty development award

Harrison with Dr. Bob Whetstone '55 and his wife, Janelle.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Mary Harrison, assistant professor of marketing at Birmingham-Southern, has been named this year’s recipient of the Bob Whetstone Faculty Development Award, given by the Provost’s Office. The announcement was made Aug. 23 at the annual opening-of-school faculty and staff assembly.

Named for the professor emeritus, college alumnus, and former longtime chair of the education division at BSC, the annual award goes to a non-tenured faculty member for excellence in teaching. The cash component of the award is for professional development and travel.

In addition to teaching marketing, Harrison has presented her research in services and retailing at numerous national and international conferences. Her work can be found in the Journal of Service Research, the Journal of Business Research, and the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Harrison. “Birmingham-Southern has amazing students who make teaching a very rewarding experience.”

Harrison joined the Birmingham-Southern faculty in 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, and her MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Alabama.

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.