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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

April 3, 2015

Northwest alumna to receive outstanding teaching award

Dr. Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles

Dr. Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles

A Northwest Missouri State University alumna will be one of nine educators honored Thursday, April 16, by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Alumni Association.

Dr. Erin Pleggenkuhle-Miles, who earned a bachelor’s degree in international business in 2001 and a Master of Business Administration in 2002 from Northwest, is an assistant professor in Nebraska-Omaha’s College of Business Administration. She will receive the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award in honor of distinguished teaching in the classroom at Nebraska-Omaha’s Faculty Honors Convocation.

Pleggenkuhle-Miles’ primary teaching focus is strategic management. Her research examines how institutions and firm relationships impact firm performance in various contexts.

At Nebraska-Omaha, she redesigned and coordinates the undergraduate capstone strategy business course, which houses an internal case study competition that brings executives from the Omaha community into the classroom to judge students. She teaches strategy in the Master of Business Administration program and has assisted in the curriculum revisions of the management and entrepreneurship concentrations. She also is managing director of the Koraleski Commerce and Applied Behavioral Laboratory and coordinates the research participation program for the CBA Participant Pool.

In addition to her degrees from Northwest, she earned an associate degree from North Iowa Area Community College in 1999 and a Ph.D. in international management studies from the University of Texas-Dallas in 2012.

Peer committees choose recipients of the Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award. Recipients receive a $1,000 award and a commemorative plaque.


For more information, please contact:

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

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