by Geoff Larcom, Published November 11, 2010
David Victor, a professor of management and director of the International Business Program in the Eastern Michigan University College of Business, has been awarded the Association for Business Communication's highest honor for recognizing teaching excellence.
The Meada Gibbs Outstanding Teacher Award encourages and rewards exceptional achievement in teaching business communication. It goes annually to one recipient from among the entire international membership of the ABC. Victor received the award recently at this year's 75th annual conference, held in Chicago. As a recipient, he will also present a paper at the following year's conference plenary session.
"I am extremely gratified to receive this award," Victor said. "It underscores my commitment to teaching, and to developing excellent programs that serve our broad and diverse range of students and convey the complexities of our rapidly evolving global business environment."
"I am pleased and proud that David has received this award," said David Mielke, Dean of the College of Business. "The honor reflects his creativity, his energy and his distinct scholarship in serving our students and growing our programs in international business."
The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice. Its membership of 760 draws academics and practitioners from such fields as management, marketing, English, speech communication, linguistics, and information systems. The membership base extends to 40 countries worldwide.
Victor received his master's in 1981, and his doctorate in 1984, both from the University of Michigan. He teaches a range of international business courses in the new EMU International Business Degree, including International Business Ethics and the "Doing Business In..." seminar series, which he designed. He is also a professor in the Department of Management, where he teaches international management, business communication and management responsibility and ethics.
Victor's research interests include conflict management, international differences in organizational structure, cross-cultural business communication and the relationship between headquarters and subsidiaries in the multinational corporation.
Victor served as president of the Association for Business Communication from 1996-1997. He has published 90 articles, and has received six grants from a variety of sources, including the US Department of Education and the Federal Government of Canada. His book International Business Communication (Harper Collins, 1992) was the first book published on the subject in the United States.