On September 6, 2011, two College of Business professors will be honored for their professional abilities and accomplishments with each receiving distinctive awards at the opening day colloquium.

Professor Ben Arbaugh

Professor Ben Arbaugh was selected as the recipient of the John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship for the 2011-2012 academic year. The John McNaughton Rosebush University Professorships were named for John McNaughton Rosebush who directed University development and the UW OshkoshFoundation in the 1970s. The award was established in 1979 by Chancellor Edward Penson with corporate and individual contributions. Arbaugh will receive a stipend of $2,500 for this award.

“We all know the significant work Ben has done researching on-line instruction, and the contribution his work has made to instructional practices. It is an honor to have him as our colleague.”  William Wresch

Professor Ryan Haley

Professor M. Ryan Haley was selected this past spring as a recipient of the TRISS Endowed Professorship at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Recipients of this award are appointed for a four-year term starting in the fall 2011 semester. The award provides a link between the University’s faculty and the surrounding region. This partnership allows the University to develop and strengthen ties throughout the greater Fox River Valley region.

Haley will receive an annual sum of $2,500 to support professional development activities. He plans to spend the money he receives for the first year on purchasing software programs for various projects he is working on. Additionally, Haley’s department will also receive an annual award of $500 for activities related to its mission.

Both Arbaugh and Haley were nominated by their fellow colleagues for their respective awards.

Arbaugh has been teaching at the collegiate level for 20 years, 17 of those at UW Oshkosh. He is also a past recipient of one of the University’s Endowed Professorships and has taught several classes, including several at the MBA level. Arbaugh said, “For me, I see this as an opportunity to become a more visible spokesperson for COB faculty to university administration and the broader community.” Arbaugh enjoys spending time with his wife of 14.5 years, three sons and two dogs.

Haley has been teaching for 15 years, eight of which have been at UW Oshkosh. Haley believes that this award will aid him in his diverse fields of research. Outside of school, Haley has three young children. He enjoys spending time with family, running, weightlifting, yard work and several outdoor activities.


See past Rosebush Award recipients.
See past Endowed Professorship recipients.