honors collage

TCU Neeley Faculty Members Receive High TCU Honors

Morgan Swink, Suzanne Carter and Eric Yorkston have been singled out with high honors for their contributions to the fields of supply chain, strategic management and marketing. 

January 11,  2016

By Elaine Cole

It’s no secret that TCU Neeley professors are outstanding, especially since coming in second in the world for MBA faculty in The Economist magazine’s annual ranking.

Recently, three TCU Neeley professors received TCU’s highest honors.

Morgan Swink, professor of supply chain and executive director of the Supply and Value Chain Center, was honored with the TCU Deans’ Award for Research and Creative Activity out of a list of candidates from every academic division of TCU. The award is voted on by the Provost and TCU Council of Deans based on a dossier of Swink’s work and letters of recommendation from professors at other universities regarding the national and international significance of Swink’s body of research.

Suzanne Carter, professor of strategic management and executive director of the TCU Executive MBA program, was honored with the TCU Deans’ Award for Teaching. Carter was chosen from a list of candidates from each academic division of TCU, based on her teaching excellence, experience, research and recommendations from TCU Neeley colleagues and current and former students.

“Dr. Swink and Dr. Carter represent the very best of the Neeley School, and we applaud all that they do to make the Neeley School and TCU a very special place,” O. Homer Erekson, the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School, said.

Eric Yorkston has been named the first Neeley Distinguished Teacher based on a thorough evaluation by a committee of his peers and the concurrence of the Provost. Yorkston completed a rigorous three-year review process, including creating an extensive teaching portfolio, undergoing peer review and attending 13 teaching workshops.

“Dr. Yorkston is remarkably innovative in his approach to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,” Dean Erekson said. “He epitomizes the enthusiasm, integrity and dedication to teaching that we provide our students.”