Dr. Geoffrey T. Stewart, assistant professor of marketing at the University of Louisiana has been recognized for his innovative teaching methods by the Marketing Management Association (MMA).

Dr. Geoffrey Stewart, University of Louisiana, Moody College of BusinessStewart is one of only 10 marketing professors from across the nation to receive an award this year from the MMA as part of its 6th annual MMA Master Marketing Teaching competition sponsored by Hormel Foods. The competition is designed to acknowledge marketing faculty members who exhibit teaching excellence. Among its goals, the MMA aims to promote professionalism in marketing through excellence in education and training.

“UL students consistently rate Dr. Stewart as one of the top teachers in our department and in the Moody College of Business. He is known among faculty and students for being a teacher who challenges his students but is willing to provide excellence as an instructor,” said Dr. Gwen Fontenot, head of the Department of Marketing and Hospitality.

“It’s an honor to be nominated by your peers and to be recognized by a national organization that focuses on marketing education,” said Stewart. “This award is reflective of the working relationships I have been fortunate to share with my graduate students over the last several years. Their willingness to rise to the challenge, irrespective of demands and short deadlines, really helped enrich our learning environment.

“In particular, I was nominated for this award based on work we did in partnership with the Town of Delcambre. The willingness of the Delcambre Steering Committee to allow us into their community provided a learning environment that was both challenging and energizing. I want to particularly thank those students that worked on this project and, without knowing where we would end up, trusted our process. Their contributions have already made an impact in Delcambre and in turn have raised the expectations for future MBA students in my courses.”

Stewart received his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee and joined the UL faculty in 2006. A native of Lafayette, he enjoyed a work career in retail, sales, and economic development before he entered academia.

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