March 21, 2019 3:03 PM
Dane Lisser

MU business professor receives Amity Global Academic Excellence Award

Dr. J. Mark Munoz, professor of management and international business at Millikin University, was recently named the recipient of the Amity Global Academic Excellence Award for his contributions in the field of academics.

Amity Global Academic Excellence Awards are given to selected academicians and administrators who are driving notable academic institutions to greater heights through their expert guidance, keen involvement and strategic approach. In a recent podcast on NowDecatur.com, Dr. Munoz shared his thoughts on the award and how it's an important recognition for not just him, but for Millikin University.

"The award came as a surprise, but also quite an honor for myself," said Dr. Munoz. "Whatever I achieve as a professor I take Millikin University along with me."

The Amity Education Group is a leading non-profit, research-driven education group of India offering over 250 programs to 175,000 students spread across 10 universities and 15 international campuses. With a strong emphasis on employability, job placements, entrepreneurship promotion and leadership development, Amity Institutions are consistently ranked among the top in their respective areas.

"What set me apart was the previous teaching excellence awards that I won and the international books awards I've received," said Dr. Munoz. "I think this has been my biggest award at this point in my career. It's very meaningful in the sense that as a professor, we try to do our work and our research – not sure if we are making an impact, and this award tells me that it is meaningful, and to me that is inspiring."

A prolific writer, Dr. Munoz's work has been published in numerous business and academic journals. He authored/co-authored and edited over 20 books such as: "Winning Across Borders," "A Salesman in Asia," "International Social Entrepreneurship," "Contemporary Microenterprise," "Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business," "Managerial Forensics," "Advances in Geoeconomics," "Global Business Intelligence" and "Business Strategy in the Artificial Intelligence Economy."

Dr. Munoz has received several prestigious awards including a Literary Award, two International Book Awards, four Best Paper Awards, the 2012 Distinguished Scholar by the Academy of Global Business Advancement, the 2013 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award (one of 10 in the world), and the 2014 Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award at Millikin University.

He holds a Ph.D. in Management and a Master of Business Administration from the University of San Jose-Recoletos. He was a former Visiting Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and he currently serves as an advisor to the AI Initiative at Harvard University.