Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award
The Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award recognizes outstanding educators that demonstrate extraordinary and/or innovative efforts in teaching. The award was founded by the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Fund, established in 2007 in memory of Sue Garr, who taught accounting at the school of business for over 20 years.
Professors Myles Stern and Pamela Schmidt are honored with the Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award for their efforts to introduce SAP (System Application Products) and ERPsim (Enterprise Resource Planning Simulation) to their accounting courses. ERPsim provides a unique classroom experience by simulating a competitive business environment, making business concepts and processes easier for students to understand.
Myles Stern, Associate Professor of Accounting
Professor Stern has been teaching accounting and management courses at Wayne State since 1971. His work in electronic commerce, ERP and information systems, and information systems applications in manufacturing have led to many published articles in accounting and information systems.
Pamela Schmidt, Assistant Professor of Accounting
Professor Schmidt’s research interests include ERP systems knowledge acquisition and IT adaptation, accounting information systems, IT management, and usability and design of information systems in crisis response support systems. She also assists with the MBA program and student consulting projects.