BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY


Kenneth Snead and his wife, Amy, (right) celebrate his Master Teacher Award with students (left to right) Erin Maxwell, Julie Griesdorn, Tyger Glauser and Amanda Copp, chair of the award committee.

Kenneth Snead and his wife, Amy, (right) celebrate his Master Teacher Award with students (left to right) Erin Maxwell, Julie Griesdorn, Tyger Glauser and Amanda Copp, chair of the award committee.

Students name Kenneth Snead the 2007 Master Teacher

For 19 years, Dr. Kenneth Snead, accounting and management information systems, has been an influential stepping-stone for students. This year he was presented the Master Teacher Award at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner on Oct. 30. The award was given by the Student Alumni Connection and the BGSU Alumni Association and came with a $1,000 cash award and a commemorative plaque.

“I consider classroom time to be a precious resource for engaging with and impacting the lives of students,” Snead said.

He considers his time in the classroom a privilege and therefore tries to use the time as efficiently and effectively as possible. It’s Snead’s belief that to expect students to come to class on time and to be prepared requires him to do the same.

Snead categorizes his research interests as the following: “technical areas of cost accounting in manufacturing processes and behavioral implications of implementing new accounting information systems.”

He has been selected three times by the MBA Student Association as the College’s Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award and by Beta Alpha Psi as the Outstanding Accounting Teacher. Twice he received the College of Business Faculty Excellence Award from Undergraduate Student Government.

Snead gains satisfaction through learning from colleagues and students. He said he enjoys seeing former students and observing how they have grown both intellectually and professionally. The best part of the interaction with former students, he says, is when they inform him of new information relevant to his courses. “They have become my teacher, and I have become their student.”

He advises approximately 72 students as well as serving on the Accounting Faculty Recruiting Committee, the Master’s of Accountancy Committee, the Promotion and Tenure Committee and the University Statistical Consulting Center Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the American Accounting Association.

Through all of his hard work and dedication, Snead never forgets the reason he’s here.

“I have been teaching for 19 years and still have butterflies before every class,” he said. “I know that when I no longer have them it will be time for me to retire.”

November 5, 2007