Michael Houston, associate dean of Global Initiatives, has been named a recipient of the University of Minnesota's Award for Global Engagement. This award is given to select faculty and staff members in recognition of their outstanding contributions to global education and international programs at the University.
In announcing Houston, the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance cited his exceptional leadership of the Carlson School's increasing global engagement, his innovation in international education and institutional development, and Houston's teaching and research.
"Mike has been responsible for taking the school's international involvement to a whole new level -- creating the Carlson Global Institute, making the school one of the Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), and going far beyond just delivering 'international programs' to making the Carlson School an internationally respected resource and leading player in global business education," adds Dean Sri Zaheer.
Houston will be presented with the award at a special ceremony held during International Education Week, November 12 to 16.
Other recipients of the 2012 Award for Global Engagement include Kevin Dostal Dauer, coordinator of residential life in the Department of Housing and Residential Life, and Paul Glewwe, professor of applied economics in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.