Doranne Hudson Earns Pierson Teaching Award

Doranne Hudson, associate teaching professor and Bloch School Executive-in-Residence, has earned the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching award. This prestigious honor is awarded annually to outstanding teachers in the Bloch School and Schools of Dentistry, Law and Medicine.

A Faculty Awards Committee (including two representatives of the SBPA Student Association) screened applicants on the basis of student evaluation ratings; development of teaching materials, concepts and examples, and techniques; peer reputation; and other evidence of dedication to teaching to determine the winner.

Hudson teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBA courses in Leadership as well as non-degree executive education courses to a wide variety of organizations, including Sprint, H&R Block, Nelson-Atkins, Garmin, and Fleishman-Hillard.

Hudson received a B.A. in psychology from Duke University, summa cum laude, an MSW in social policy from Washington University, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Her corporate experience includes 23 years of marketing and general management at The Gillette Company and at Hallmark Cards, where she was senior vice-president.

In 2010 and 2011, Hudson she was named Distinguished Professor of the Year, and award based on testimonials from Bloch’s graduating students.

She currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the Central Exchange, on the executive committee of the UMKC Board of Trustees and on the boards of Kansas City Public Television, and MRIGlobal.