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Northwest Missouri State University


Faculty/Staff Spotlight

    March 30, 2016

    Zeliff earns Best Paper Award from business education association

    Dr. Nancy Zeliff and Dr. Ruthann Williams, assistant professor of career and technical education at the University of Central Missouri, received the “Best Paper Award” for their paper, “Business Teacher Education in Missouri: Show Me Collaboration."

    Dr. Nancy Zeliff (left) and Dr. Ruthann Williams, assistant professor of career and technical education at the University of Central Missouri, received the “Best Paper Award” for their paper, “Business Teacher Education in Missouri: Show Me Collaboration."

    Dr. Nancy Zeliff, professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems at Northwest Missouri State University, was the recipient of a Best Paper Award for a paper she co-presented at the National Business Education Association convention March 22-26 in Las Vegas. 

    Zeliff and Dr. Ruthann Williams, assistant professor of career and technical education at the University of Central Missouri, presented a research session, titled “Business Teacher Education in Missouri: Show Me Collaboration.” 

    The paper presented was awarded “Best Paper Award” for Innovative Instructional Practices and will be published in the Journal of Applied Research for Business Instruction. 

    Zeliff and Williams, along with business education faculty at Missouri Southern State University and Southeast Missouri State University, have collaborated for three years by offering a consortium of online business education courses. Business education majors at the four institutions can seamlessly enroll in courses at their native universities and receive online instruction with faculty at one of the consortium partners, taking classes with peers at these same universities. 

    The innovative delivery system offers business education majors consistency in course offerings, enabling them to complete their programs in a timely fashion by taking online courses in a consortium environment. 

    Zeliff teaches Methods of Teaching Business and Marketing during spring trimesters and Coordination of Cooperative Education during the spring and summer trimesters to students from all four universities.


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
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