Published: April 30, 2008
Dr. Mary Anne Watson, professor of management at The University of
Tampa, was awarded the Louise Loy Hunter Award at UT’s Academic Awards
Ceremony on April 23.
The Louise Loy Hunter Award is bestowed
annually upon a UT faculty member for cumulative contributions in
teaching, service and scholarship. It is the highest official honor
that can be awarded to a faculty member at The University of Tampa. The
award is unique in that it is bestowed by faculty members who have
received the award in prior years.
Watson, who served as
associate dean of the John H. Sykes College of Business for the last
five and a half years and chair of the management department for three
and a half years, focuses on organizational behavior, and specializes
in leadership development and team building. She has published more
than 40 cases and articles and has made numerous presentations. She
co-authored the book “Learning Theory in the Practice of Management
Development” (Greenwood, 1998).
Additionally, Watson has led
efforts to internationalize the curriculum and faculty at the Sykes
College of Business. She wrote and directed two internationalization
grants from the U.S. Department of Education that led to the
introduction of the international business major.
has developed and conducted cross-cultural training programs for
international student exchange and language organizations such as the
American Language Academy and Youth for Understanding.
directs the MBA Leadership Coaching Program, which brings to campus
more than 120 area business leaders who voluntarily mentor first-year
MBA students. She is also a member of The University of Tampa Coalition
for an Alcohol Responsible Environment (CARE).