BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Natalie Simpson, associate professor of
operations management and strategy in the University at Buffalo
School of Management, has received the prestigious 2013 Wickham
Skinner Teaching Innovation Award from the Production and
Operations Management Society (POMS).
An expert in emergency services and emergency response, Simpson
also is the academic director of digital access education in the
School of Management. The digital access program captures lectures
through digital recording so students can access instruction from
The Wickham Skinner award recognizes Simpson for her impact and
innovation in production and operations management instruction and
is based on instructional excellence, evidence of creativity and/or
innovation and evidence of impact.
Simpson is a past recipient of the Dean’s Fellowship for
Teaching Excellence in recognition of her exceptional work in the
classroom and the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in
She will receive the Wickham Skinner award in early May at the
POMS national meeting in Denver.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school has
been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes,
U.S. News & World Report and The Wall Street Journal for the
quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides
its graduates. For more information about the UB School of
Management, visit http://mgt.buffalo.edu.