Tusculum management professor earns award at accreditation council’s regional conference

PIGEON FORGE – Dr. Kevin Hill, an associate professor of management at Tusculum University, recently was honored at a business conference for a presentation about adjusting curriculum to align with workplace needs.

Dr. Kevin Hill

Dr. Hill, who joined Tusculum’s College of Business faculty in August, received the Best of Regions award during a Region 3 conference of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. He was recognized for his presentation “Modifying Curriculum to Meet Student Demand for Coursework That Mirrors the Workplace.”

The impetus for his presentation was the conference’s theme, “Teaching in a Student-Centered World.” At the university where he previously taught, Dr. Hill built a program that provided students needed skills to excel in the workplace. He is passionate about the subject and said students’ desire for workplace preparedness in the curriculum has steadily increased in the last 10 years.

“Business professors need to research what is currently happening in our fields and create assignments to prepare students for the modern workplace,” Dr. Hill said. “These assignments can add skills to students’ resumes and provide them with additional supporting documentation they can submit to potential employers.”

Dr. Hill said he was honored to represent Tusculum at the conference and emphasized that the quality of everyone in the College of Business is strong. Fourteen faculty members of the College of Business attended the conference.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Hill as part of the Tusculum family and as a member of our faculty,” said Dr. Jacob Fait, dean of the College of Business. “His presentation demonstrated how the College of Business is on the cutting edge of developing curriculum with real-life applications that will serve companies and their customers exceptionally well.”