McDaniel SEC 2014 Faculty Achievement Award

Stephen McDaniel ’71, professor of Marketing at Mays Business School, is Texas A&M University’s recipient of the SEC 2014 Faculty Achievement Award.

The recipients from all 14 SEC university members were announced by the league office Wednesday. The annual awards recognize faculty members who demonstrate outstanding records of teaching, research and scholarship. To be eligible for the SEC Faculty Achievement Award, a professor must be a teacher or scholar at an SEC university; have achieved the rank of full professor at an SEC university; have a record of extraordinary teaching; and a record of scholarship that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

McDaniel is the director of the Master of Science in Marketing Program, director of the Marketing Study Abroad Program and advisor for Marketing Cooperative Education students. Additionally, he serves as Faculty Advisor for the Masters Marketing Association, Freedom Ministries (Upstream Bible Study) and Breakaway Ministries. Since arriving at Texas A&M in 1980 he has been honored with several awards, including the Texas A&M University Bush Excellence Award for International Teaching in 2012 and the Mays Business School Service Excellence Award in 2011.

“The 2014 SEC Faculty Achievement Award winners are some of our nation’s most accomplished instructors, researchers and scholars,” said Jay Gogue, president of Auburn University and President of the Southeastern Conference. “It is my great pleasure to preside over an intercollegiate athletics conference that not only recognizes their work, but strives to support it as well.”

“We are certainly proud of Professor McDaniel,” said Mays Dean Jerry Strawser. “He is the type of faculty member whose impact on our students lasts long after their graduation from Texas A&M University. His commitment to students, both during his classes and as they begin their professional careers, is truly extraordinary.”

Each SEC Faculty Achievement Award winner receives a $5,000 honorarium from the Southeastern Conference and becomes his or her university’s nominee for the SEC Professor of the Year Award. That recipient, to be named later this month, receives an additional $15,000 honorarium and will be recognized at the SEC Spring Meetings in May and the SEC Symposium in September.

SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said, “These 14 professors positively represent the breadth and depth of education in the Southeastern Conference, and I want to congratulate each of them. The commitment to their students, universities and communities is truly commendable.”

Selected by a committee of SEC Provosts, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards and the SEC Professor of the Year Award are part of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference that sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member universities.

Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School educates more than 5,600 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in accounting, finance, management, management information systems, marketing and supply chain management. Mays consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the country for its undergraduate and MBA programs, and for faculty research. The mission of Mays Business School is creating knowledge and developing ethical leaders for a global society.