2009 Judy Fisher Award winners announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. —The winners of the 2009 Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award have been named: Warrington College of Business Administration professors Marcie Lepine and Victoria Dickinson, who were chosen for their innovative use of technologies such as integrating student input into lecture materials using surveys, quizzes and discussion boards, class rosters, calendaring, and wikis.

Marcie A. LePine is the Director of the Human Resource Research Center and a lecturer in the College’s Department of Management. Her primary research focuses on the negative and positive effects of work and non-work stress on individual and organizational level outcomes. Her published work has appeared in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. She has taught courses of a variety of sizes (from small to large electronic platform), a variety of levels (undergraduate, graduate, and executive), and in a variety of areas (staffing, training and development, compensation, human resource management, organizational behavior, and management). She was the Management Department’s 2008 recipient of the Undergraduate Faculty Member of the Year from the College’s Business Administration College Council (BACC).

Vicki Dickinson, PhD, CPA, is an assistant professor of accounting at the Fisher School of Accounting, University of Florida. She received her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and received a B.S. and M.S. in accounting from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Vicki’s research examines the effect of financial statement analysis on equity valuation. She worked in audit and advisory as well as positions outside of public accounting including Sr. Analyst in International Banking at Wells Fargo and Risk Analyst at Lockheed Martin.

The Judy Fisher Teaching with Technology Award was established in memory of Judy Fisher, Ph.D. She joined the faculty in January 2001 as an Instructional Technologist, and was the first person ever employed by Warrington to bridge the gap between the faculty and technology staff. As a unit highly dependent on advanced technologies, Fisher’s background (a Ph.D in Instructional Technology, coupled with more than 25 years of business consulting in instructional design) enabled her to have a profound effect on teaching with technology. The College is proud to honor Fisher, who passed away in July 2007, and her many contributions to our teaching and learning environment, through this annual award.