Apple Award for Teaching Excellence
Risa Mish, lecturer of management, was selected by the Class of 2009 as this year's recipient of the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Mish teaches courses in analytical thinking in business, serves as director of the Johnson School Leadership Skills Program, and is the founder and director of the Johnson Board Fellows Program. She also heads a management consulting and training practice that provides strategic employee relations advice and training to senior executives and human resources teams. Mish earned her BS from Cornell University and JD from Cornell Law School.
The Apple Award was established by the class of 1992 as part of its class gift. This award allows graduating classes to honor a faculty member whom they believe demonstrates the qualities of outstanding leadership and enduring educational influence. Each year, the recipient is presented with a Tiffany crystal apple in recognition of his or her dedication and ability to motivate students toward academic achievement. The graduating class honors the Apple Award recipient during the Johnson School's commencement ceremony.