Faculty Pioneer Awards

For nearly two decades, the Aspen Institute Faculty Pioneer Awards recognized faculty at the vanguard of teaching about the business and society interface.

In 2016, we recognized innovative business professors teaching (at the MBA level) about the most pressing “grand challenges” faced by our society and environment today: climate change, inequality, global health, financial inclusion, human rights, resource scarcity, economic development and much more.

Faculty Pioneer Award recipients were recognized at Aspen’s Management Education Roundtable in Pocantico Hills, New York on Oct. 26-27. This invite-only gathering brought together approximately twenty-five faculty and deans from leading business programs to discuss how to best tackle our world’s grand challenges within higher education.

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To learn more about our previous recipients and their courses, please click here.

Following the tradition and legacy of the Faculty Pioneer Awards, the Business & Society Program started a new awards program called the Ideas Worth Teaching Awards in 2017. These awards are focused on the business school courses, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, that are redefining excellence in business school education.

Find out more about the Ideas Worth Teaching Awards