Spears School’s Rick Wilson to receive
Computer Educator of the Year honor

by Terry Tush 
(September 14, 2011 at 3:30 pm)

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson, professor and department head of MSIS and professor of Business Administration, was recently named Computer Educator of the Year by the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS).

Candidates for the award show exceptional research and teaching skills, have made significant contributions to information systems and information systems education, and enjoy national or international reputation for their outstanding work throughout the information systems community. The Computer Educator of the Year Award is the highest award given by the IACIS, and competition for the award is tough.

Wilson has been a faculty member at the OSU Spears School of Business for more than 20 years. He is an active researcher and has published more than 50 articles in a variety of journals and nearly as many manuscripts. But above all, Wilson considers himself an educator.

“I don’t teach to win awards,” Wilson said. “I enjoy interacting with students. I have a commitment to helping students learn, and each semester I try to improve.”

Recent recipients for the Computer Educator of the Year Award include curriculum innovators, leaders in the field of artificial intelligence and information systems management, and publishers of learning materials that have significantly impacted the information systems’ educational community.

Wilson will receive the award at the 51st Annual IACIS National Conference Oct. 5-8 in Mobile, Ala. He becomes the third OSU professor to win the award, joining past recipients Daryl Nord (1992) and Jeretta Nord (1989).