Students name Kenneth Snead 2007 Master Teacher

BOWLING GREEN, O.—For 19 years,
Dr. Kenneth Snead, chair and associate professor of accounting and management information systems, has been an influential steppingstone for Bowling Green State University students. This year he was chosen by students to receive the Master Teacher Award at the annual Faculty Recognition Dinner.

The award is given by the Student Alumni Connection and the BGSU Alumni Association. Snead received 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 be prepared requires him to do the same.

Snead categorizes his research interests as “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 to receive the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award in the College of Business Administration and by Beta Alpha Psi accounting honor society as the Outstanding Accounting Teacher. Twice he received the College of Business Faculty Excellence Award from Undergraduate Student Government.

Snead says he gains satisfaction through learning from colleagues and students, and 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 and serves 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.

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

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(Posted November 30, 2007 )