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Teaching Excellence Award recipient John Waltman
College of Business - Management

by Taylor Maguire, Published September 18, 2012

Waltman has been a professor at EMU since 1985, where he has taught courses such as, Leadership Theories and Practices; Strategic Communication and Ethical Decision Making; and Management Responsibility and Ethics. As an educator at EMU, he has welcomed his students with a unique personal warmth. Waltman's great sense of humor and passion shines through in all of his classes. He is known for applying real life situations to course material, and increasing students' ethical and professional awareness.

Over the years, Waltman has had over 25 journal articles published, one recently in 2011 called An Ethics Program Assessment: A case study using Kotter's Transformation Change Model, published in Ethics and Critical Thinking Journal. Waltman is also an active member of the Academy of Management; Association for Business Communication; and North American Case Research Association. Since 2006, he has also been the Regional Service Secretary for the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation, a foundation that is responsible for dispersing $200,000 annually to local music interests.

Waltman has been honored with many awards and was recently the winner of the Professor of the Year award in 2012, Beta Gamma Sigma. He has been honored with the Career Service Recognition award for the last 27 years. Before working at EMU, Waltman was an assistant professor at Auburn University and Louisiana State University. In 1968, he graduated with a bachelor's degree in the English Language and Literature and followed with a Masters in 1971 from Colorado State University. Waltman received his PH.D in 1976 from the University of Texas-Austin.

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