The International Educator of the Year Award recognizes educational leaders who have fostered outstanding international business programs; recruited, supported and rewarded IB faculty members for their contributions to teaching and research; or provided students with special experiences through courses, internships, and study-abroad offerings.

History of the Award

The award was formerly called the International Dean of the Year award. This was changed in 2008 to recognize different professional titles used around the world as well as other administrative positions that play a critical role in international business education.

Selection Process

Winners are chosen each year by a committee of AIB Fellows and publicly recognized at our Annual Conference.

Past Winners

2019

Winner(s): Ingmar Björkman
Affiliation:  Aalto University

2018

Winner(s): Edward A. Snyder
Affiliation:  Yale University

2017

Winner(s): George K. Najjar
Affiliation: Lebanese American University

2016

Winner(s): Joseph E. Aoun
Affiliation: Northeastern University

2014

Winner(s): Daniel M. Shapiro
Affiliation: Simon Fraser University

2013

Winner(s): Bernard Ramanantsoa
Affiliation: HEC Paris

2012

Winner(s): Jorge Talavera
Affiliation: ESAN University

2010

Winner(s): Danica Purg
Affiliation: IEDC-Bled School of Management

2009

Winner(s): Susanna C. Easton
Affiliation: U.S. Department of Education

2007

Winner(s): Joyce J. Elam
Affiliation: Florida International University

2006

Winner(s): Zhang Guohua
Affiliation: China Europe International Business School

2005

Winner(s): Jaime Alonso Gómez
Affiliation: Tecnológico de Monterrey

2004

Winner(s): Dezsö Horvath
Affiliation: York University

2001

Winner(s): Moshe Porat
Affiliation: Temple University

2000

Winner(s): John Rose
Affiliation: University of Melbourne

1998

Winner(s): Robert Hawkins
Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology

1997

Winner(s): Harold Wyman
Affiliation: Florida International University

1996

Winner(s): Jim Kane
Affiliation: University of South Carolina

1995

Winner(s): Lauge Stetting
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School

1988

Winner(s): David Bess
Affiliation: University of Hawai’i at Manoa

1987

Winner(s): Ronald Patten
Affiliation: DePaul University

1984

Winner(s): Norma Loeser
Affiliation: George Washington University