Tenure-Track/Tenured Faculty
2012
  • Dr. Lisa Zhao receives the Henry W. Bloch School of Management Richard and Laura Cray Award for Innovative Teaching, 2011- 2012.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the United States Association for Small Business Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference, the Best Paper Award, US$1000, 2012.

  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked as the world's #1 innovation management scholar in the world by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

  • Dr. Mark Parry is ranked as the world's #4 innovation management scholar in the world by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

  • Dr. Lisa Zhao is ranked as the world's #50 innovation management scholar in the world by the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

2011
  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the Consortium for International Marketing Research, Best Paper Award, US$1000, 2011.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the UMKC Summer Research Grant, US$5000, 2011.

2010
  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the LSE Alternative Investments Research Conference, GBP 300 travel Stipend, 2010.

  • Dr. Sunny Li Sun receives the Distinguished Reviewer Award, the Southwest Academy of Management, 2010.

2009
  • Dr. Michael Song receives the Research Publication Award, presented by International Association for Management of Technology in April 2009. The award was given to scholars for being in the top 1% of researchers in Technology Innovation Management, an international field that includes thousands. The excellence in research award is based on academic journal publication record over the last 5 years.

  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun received a research grant from the China National Science Foundation No.70802029 with Daying Yan, RMB100,000.

  • Dr. Michael Song is honored for "Outstanding Service to the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science Editorial Review Board 2008-2009," presented by the Academy of Marketing Science, 2009.

  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun receives a Travel Stipend Award from the Academy of International Business.

2008
  • Dr. Michael Song is named Professional Leader of the Year, presented by Asian American Bar Association City of Kansas City, May 2008.

  • Dr. Mark Parry receives the Best Research Paper Award, High Technology Small Firms Conference, The Netherlands, 2008.

  • Dr. Michael Song is honored with the "Best Paper Award for 2008" for outstanding contributions to the journal of IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, awarded by the Board of Governors of the IEEE Technology Management Council.

  • Dr. Michael Song and Dr. Mark Parry receive the "Best Research Paper Award" from 2008 High Technology Small Firms Conference Ondernemingshuis, Hengelosestraat 585, Enschede, The Netherlands. Article title: "Configurations Driving NPD Performance Fit with Market Demands and Time Constraints," Petra De Weerd-Nederhof, Klaasjan Visscher, Michael Song, and Mark Parry.

  • 2007
  • Dr. Dirk Libaers receives the Best Paper Proceedings, Academy of Management Meeting 2007, Philadelphia, PA for Libaers, D., and Hicks, D., (2007) “Identification of the Technology Commercialization Strategies of High Tech Small Firms.”

  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked as the World's #1 Innovation Management Scholar in a ranking article entitled, "Perspective: The World's Top Innovation Management Scholars and Their Social Capital," Journal of Product Innovation Management, 2007, 24 (3), 214-229.

  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked as the most published scholar at the Journal of Product Innovation Management over the last twenty years. (Wim Biemans, Abbie Griffin, Rudy Moenaert (2007) "Twenty Years of the Journal of Product Innovation Management," Journal of Product Innovation Management, 24 (3), 193–213).

2006
  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked among the "Most-Cited Scientists in Economics & Business" over a 10-year period from the November 1, 2006 update covering a ten-year plus six-month period, January, 1996 - June 30, 2006. SOURCE: Essential Science Indicators (http://www.in-cites.com/nobel/2006-eco-top100.html).

  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun is granted a research award from the China National Science Foundation No.70602008 With Bing Ren, RMB100,000.

  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked as one of the top 20 technology management scholars in a ranking article published at R&D Management in 2006 [Ball, Derrick F. and John Rigby (2006), "Disseminating Research in Management of Technology: Journals and Authors," R&D Management, 36 (2), 205-215].

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best University Team Award," The Nanyang Award.

2005
  • Dr. Michael Song and Dr. Mark Parry receive "The 2005 Excellence in Research Award" presented by the American Marketing Association for the article published in Journal of Marketing in 1997 entitled "A Cross National Comparative Study of New Product Development Processes: Japan and the United States". The award recognizes the author(s) of an outstanding research article published within the last 10 years which has significantly influenced the direction of global marketing.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Outstanding Teaching Award", University of Washington-NTU joint Technopreneurship Program.

  • Dr. Michael Song is listed in Leading Educators of the World, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2005.

  • Dr. Michael Song is listed in 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2005.

  • Dr. Michael Song is Listed in International Professional of the Year for 2005, International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2005.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best Teacher Award," Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU.

  • Dr. Michael Song is named "The Cambridge Blue Book Man of the Year," International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England, 2005.

  • Dr. Michael Song is one of the two recipients of the 2005 Overseas Distinguished Scholars' Award, National Science Foundation of China (Award #: 70528002, RMB400,000), 2005-2008.

  • Dr. Michael Song receives an award from the National Social Science Foundation of China (Strategic Project Award #: 03AJY006), 2003.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is given the "Best Paper Award in Marketing Strategy," American Marketing Association.

2004
  • Dr. Mark Parry is awarded the Outstanding Reviewer Award, Journal of Retailing.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan receives "Best Teacher Award," Nanyang Technopreneurship Center, NTU.

  • Dr. Michael Song is ranked as one of the 50 most prolific researchers in management of technology by the International Association of Technology Management, April 4, 2004. (The award was based on the number of articles published in the top nine academic Technology Innovation Management journals in the last five years).

  • Dr. Michael Song receives the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented by the class of 2004 University of Washington-Nanyang Technological University Technopreneurship & Innovation Program.

2003
  • Dr. Michael Song is honored with the "Marketing Strategy Best Paper Award", received at the 2003 American Marketing Association Summer Educators' Conference (for the article entitled "The Role of Suppliers in Market Intelligence Gathering for Radical and Incremental Innovation in Start-up Firms," co-authored with R. Jeffrey Thieme.)

2002
  • Dr. Michael Song is granted the "Marketing and Entrepreneurship Best Paper Award," received at the 2002 American Marketing Association Summer Educators' Conference (for the article entitled "The Effect of Market Intelligence Acquisition on Radical Product Innovation Performance in Entrepreneurial Firms," co-authored with R. Jeffrey Thieme.)

  • Dr. Michael song receives the "Chan K. Hahn Best Paper Award" at 2002 Academy of Management Conference, Denver, Colorado, August 2002 (for the article entitled "Marketing-Manufacturing Joint Involvement Across Stages of New Product Development: Effects on the Success of Radical vs. Incremental Innovations," coauthored with Morgan Swink).

  • Dr. Michael Song receives the Dean's International Research Award, University of Washington, 2002.

2001
  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is named the "Best Marketing Professor of the Year," Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Dr. Michael Song is the winner of the 2001 University of Washington Initiative Fund (awarded $215,000 per year for four years).

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Elmer P. Pierson, Distinguished Faculty, Teaching Award. University of Missouri-Kansas City, University Alumni Association; Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan's "Innovative Teaching Pedagogy" is featured in the Asian Wall Street Journal.

  • Dr. Michael Song is granted the Dean's Entrepreneurial Research Award, University of Washington, 2001.

2000
  • Dr. Michael Song is listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World since 2000.

  • Dr. Michael Song is given the Citation of Excellence for the Highest Quality Rating Article.

  • Dr. Michael Song is a finalist for Professor of the Quarter for MBA Electives, University of Washington, 2000.

1999
  • Dr. Michael Song is given the Citation of Excellence for the Highest Quality Rating Article.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Homer L. Saunders, Distinguished mentor Award. Small Business Institute Directors Association, 23rd International Conference; San Francisco, California.

1998
  • Dr. Michael Song is a finalist for Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award.

1997
  • Dr. Sunni Li Sun receives the National Taiwan University Oversea Chinese Research Scholarship, NT$20,000.

  • Dr. Michael Song is awarded the Excellence in EMBA teaching award, Presented by the Class of 1997 students of the Program in Integrative Management, Michigan State University.

  • Dr. Michael Song is a finalist for Michigan State University Teacher-Scholar Award.

  • Dr. Michael Song receives Outstanding Teaching Award, the Weekend Executive MBA Program, Michigan State University.

1996
  • Dr. Michael Song receives the “Best Paper Award” from the Research Conference of the Product Development and Management Association in 1996.

1995
  • Dr. Mark Parry receives Honorable Mention, The William R. Davidson Award for Best Article Contributing to Theory and Practice in Retail Marketing, Journal of Retailing, 1995.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Price-Babson Fellow. Price-Babson Fellowship Program, 10th Annual Symposium; Wellesley, Maryland.

  • Dr. Michael Song receives Research Awards from the Campus-Wide Competition for the University of Tennessee Professional Development Awards

1994
  • Dr. Mark Parry is granted the Wachovia Award for Research.

  • Dr. Michael Song is granted the Wachovia Award for Excellence.

  • Dr. Michael Song receives Research Awards from the Campus-Wide Competition for the University of Tennessee Professional Development Awards.

  • Dr. Michael Song is nominated for the UTK Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award.

  • 1993
  • Dr. Michael Song receives Research Awards from the Campus-Wide Competition for the University of Tennessee Professional Development Awards.

  • Dr. Michael Song is a Runner-up in the 1993 ORAU Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Competition.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the U.S. Small Business Institute Director's Association
    Distinguished Paper Award for the article "Managerial Competencies Among Black Women Entrepreneurs Compared to Black Women Managers".

  • Dr. Michael Song is presented with the Certificate of Excellence for the Oak Ridge Associated Universities Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards.

  • Dr. Michael Song is a Faculty Fellow to the 1993 Product Development and Management Association Frontier Dialogue

  • Dr. Michael Song is nominated for the UTK Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award.

1992
  • Dr. Michael Song is the winner of the 1992 Marketing Science Institute Research Competition on Enhancing the New Product Development Process.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award. U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII "Jordan's Farm Market" October 10, 1992.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award. U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII "Miss Kitty's Deli and Pasta Parlor" October 10, 1992.

  • Dr. Michael Song receives the "Best Paper Award" from the Research Conference of the Product Development and Management Association in 1992.

  • Dr. Michael Song is presented with the Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award, The University of Tennessee.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is granted the Small Business Ambassador to Russia, Estonia & Latvia Award by People-To-People International.

  • Dr. Michael Song is nominated for the UTK Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teacher Award.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is given a Summer Fellowship from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency--Region VII --Small Business Assistance Plans Under Section 507--Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

  • 1991
  • Dr. Michael Song receives “Best Paper Award” from the Research Conference of the Product Development and Management Association in 1991.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the Best Case Study Award U.S. Small Business Administration, Region VII, Kansas City, Missouri.

  • Dr. Mark Parry is presented with the Outstanding Paper Award at the Product Development and Management Association's 1991 International Conference, Boston, MA.

  • Dr. Michael Song is Consortium Fellow, 1991 Academy of Management TIM Doctoral Consortium.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives an award for "Special Recognition: Dr. Joseph F. Singer, 18 Years of Service to the Kansas City Small Business Community" UMKC Center for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Washington, D.C., September 25, 1991.

  • Dr. Michael Song is the winner of the “Three Star” Quality Rating Article.

1990
  • Dr. Joe Singer is given Special Recognition for Best Technical Paper Finalist. 11th Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management, St. Louis, Missouri.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is given Special Recognition at the UMKC Awards Convocation, Board of Directors of two National/International Professional Societies, Kansas City, Missouri.

1989
  • Dr. Michael Song is the recipient of the DuPont Doctoral Fellowship.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Collegiate Ambassador Program, Instructor," for MA 327: International Business and Economics, The University of Missouri and
    People-to-People International.

1988
  • Dr. Joe Singer is named "Chairman - Federal Faculty Fellows Program Awards Committee," United States Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, Washington, D.C. (Select and Award Fellowships).

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to the University of Missouri: Statewide University Extension Initiative Study Teams, "Small Business Stabilization and Expansion," (4-year term).

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to the "Kansas Employment Security Advisory Commission," State of Kansas, Executive Branch Office of the Secretary of Human Resources. Re-appointed 1988-90.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the "Lifetime Membership" Award from The American Society for Engineering Management, For Dedication and Service to the Society.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives awards, "Recognized for Serving," as: a) President (1988-89), Small Business Institute Directors' Association, and b) President (1987-88),
    The American Society for Engineering Management, The University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1988 Awards Convocation.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Doctoral Faculty" and Continued Membership in the UMKC Graduate Faculty (5-year Re-appointment 1988-1993), University of Missouri-Kansas City.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed "Interim Director of the Division of Business Operations and Analysis," (1-year Term 1988-89). Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed Co-Chairperson, Federal Fellows Award Selection Committee, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington, D.C.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected President and Chairman of the Board, Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

1987
  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is "People of the Year" – 1987 Home Textile Magazine, USA.

  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is awarded the Cornell University Henry Strong Denision Fellowship.

  • Dr. Mark Parry is Consortium Fellow, The Twenty-Second Annual AMA Doctoral Consortium.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed to Kansas Employment Security Commission, State of Kansas, Secretary of Human Resources, Executive Branch.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected President and Chairman of the Board, American Society for Engineering Management, 1100 Members, 23 Student Chapters and 12 Local Sections.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is appointed Associate Program Chairman, Technical Papers Selection and Program Planning, 8th Annual Conference, American Society for Engineering Management.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected to Editorial Review Board of The International Trade Journal
    Institute for International Trade, Laredo State University.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is elected to Editorial Review Board of Engineering Management International, Elsevier Scientific Publishers, B.V. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Chairman, Selection Committee for the Editorial Board,
    Journal of Small Business Management.

1986
  • Dr. Lisa Song is the recipient of the Cornell University Schuyler-Gage Fellowship.

  • Dr. Teng-Kee Tan is presented with the "Progressive Marketer Award" from Northern Electric Co, Chicago.

  • Dr. Joe Singer is named Chairman, Editorial Review Board Journal of Small Business Management 1986-1987.

1985
  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is awarded the Cornell University Henry Strong Denision Fellowship.

1984
  • Dr. Lisa Z. Song is the recipient of a Chinese Department of Education Merit Scholarship.

1981
  • Dr. Mark Parry is named Outstanding Student-At-Large, Metropolitan State College.

1978
  • Dr. Joe Singer receives "District Award" for Outstanding Small Business Institute Casework (Missouri- Kansas). Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration
    and Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

  • Dr. Joe Singer receives the "Regional Award" for Outstanding Small Business Institute Casework (MO/KS/IA/OK/AR.) Awarded by U.S. Small Business Administration and Small Business Institute Directors' Association.

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