The Mike Ilitch School of Business announces the Faculty and Staff Award recipients

The Mike Ilitch School of Business has announced the winners of their Faculty and Staff awards. These awards recognize faculty and staff members who go above and beyond to make the Ilitch School a place where students thrive and find their future career trajectory. 

The faculty awardees were selected by the Ilitch School Faculty Senate Teaching, Service and Research Committees. The Staff Awardees were selected by a panel consisting of a representative from the Office of the Dean, a member of the Staff Council Board, a previous honoree and a faculty member.  

Faculty Award Recipients: 

Matthew Piszczek, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Management  
2023 Distinguished Faculty Award - Research  

Kevin Ketels, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Global Supply Chain Management  
Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programs  
2023 Distinguished Faculty Award - Service  

Lori Sisk, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Teaching in Global Supply Chain Management  
2023 Distinguished Faculty Award - Teaching  

Cassandra Davis, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Marketing  
2023 Sue Garr Innovative Teaching Award  

Staff Award Recipients: 

Rachel Michalski  
Secretary I  
2023 Staff Excellence Award  

Lauren Scott, Ph.D.  
Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager  
Part-Time Faculty in Foundations  
2023 Staff Excellence Award  

The awardees will be honored at the 2024 Gala and Awards Ceremony, sponsored by WM, alongside the 25 Under 25 awardees.  

The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, the school moved to a new state-of-the-art building in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018, and academic programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit

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