Professor Wins International Teaching Award

Thursday, June 26, 2008
SNHU Communications Office

Dr. Steven Painchaud, professor of organizational leadership for Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Business, has been honored with the prestigious Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs' Teaching Excellence Award.

“I’m very honored,” Painchaud said. “There are a lot of things a person can do to make a difference, and teaching is one of them. You have the opportunity to influence people and make a difference in their lives. It’s a wonderful career.”

Painchaud, of Concord, was selected in a competition with other regional winners from schools that are members of ACBSP.  He was honored at the 2008 ACBSP annual conference in New Orleans in June.

“The international recipient is selected for outstanding leadership and service in business education,” said Douglas Viehland, executive director of ACBSP. “We are proud to honor Steven Painchaud for the commitment to teaching excellence.” 

In evaluating professors for the regional award, the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award Committee looked at quality of classroom teaching and learning, institutional versatility, curriculum development, professional development and community commitment.

“It’s a great honor for Steven, the School of Business and the university. As someone who has team-taught with Steve over the years and who has watched him teach, it comes as no surprise to me,” said Dr. Marty Bradley, dean of the School of Business at SNHU. “It’s a great acknowledgement of Steve’s talent.”

Painchaud has more than 25 years of teaching, management and consulting experience. He teaches in the areas of strategic management, social environment, human resource management, business trends, organizational behavior and human relations.  He provides consulting services to for-profit and nonprofit organizations and focuses on strategic management, trend analysis, human resources and supervisory training.

He is regarded as one of the most sought-after professors by students because of his ability to transfer knowledge utilizing multiple instructional methods. 

He also has been an integral member of leadership for the Capital Region Food Program, a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating hunger in the greater Concord area.  For longer than 20 years he has provided guidance and direction and facilitated strategic initiatives to ensure sustainability and innovation with this highly valued organization.

ACBSP is responsible for accrediting business programs at associate degree and baccalaureate/graduate degree colleges and universities with a focus on teaching and learning in the classroom. Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by ACBSP.

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs has 586 member institutions in 17 countries. It is the leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. It is located in Overland Park, Kan. Visit for more information.


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