IU Professor Receives Teaching Excellence Award
Immaculata University is pleased to announce that West Chester, PA, resident Elizabeth Faunce ‘90, Ph.D., CFP, assistant professor of Economics and Finance, has been named a regional recipient of the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award (for baccalaureate/graduate institutions) from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The ACBSP recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.
“It is extremely humbling to be the recipient of this year’s award,” commented Dr. Faunce. “Honestly, this award is not about me – rather it is a validation of the efforts of all faculty members in the Business Department.”
After earning her undergraduate degree from Immaculata University, Dr. Faunce received her M.B.A. from Allentown College of Saint Francis de Sales and a Ph.D. in organizational management at Capella University. She is a certified financial planner and a commissioned examiner of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
After serving as an adjunct professor at West Chester University, Colorado Technical University, and Immaculata, Dr. Faunce returned to her alma mater as a full-time faculty member in the Business and Accounting Department in 2011. She began her career working for the FDIC as a bank examiner and instructor, conducting examinations of financial institutions to ensure their soundness and consumer compliance.
The ACBSP recognizes excellence in the classroom at all degree levels and also bestows awards for international teaching excellence. By virtue of her award at the baccalaureate level, Dr. Faunce is in contention for the International Teaching Award as well.
Immaculata University is a Catholic, comprehensive, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.