Gina Pauline, assistant professor, Department of Sport Management was recognized with the Syracuse University 2011 Teaching Award. The program recognizes excellence in teaching by non-tenured faculty and adjunct and part-time instructors. Recipients are selected for teaching innovation, effectiveness in communicating with students and the lasting value of courses.
Pauline, joined the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics in August 2006. And in 2010, she was named David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Faculty Member of the Year.
As an instructor for principles of sport management and event management, among other sales-, marketing- and law-related sport management courses, she engages her students in the concept ofScholarship in Action by integrating real-world scenarios—interweaving sports, social justice and citizenship in both the classroom and public engagement. For the past two years, she has had her students volunteer with the NYS Special Olympics Winter Games, Mirabito Outdoor Hockey Classic and the annual SU Spring Football game, during which they organized a clinic for hundreds of area youth at the Carrier Dome. She involves her classes in a variety of community capacities, including working with the Harlem Globetrotters and Monster Jam to promote the greater Syracuse community.
Pauline incorporates a unique blend of enthusiasm and discipline into a comfortable learning environment that earns her students’ respect and trust, and also encourages them to be active participants in the learning process. By combining classroom lectures, real-world case studies in event planning, sponsorship and marketing, with experiential learning opportunities, Pauline earns high marks from her students, who consistently comment on the value of the challenging courses and the project management experiences they afford.
Pauline is also an advocate for supporting women pursuing careers in sport management, and has mentored several of her students to successful careers within the sport industry. She was also instrumental in establishing the first collegiate chapter of Women in Sport and Events at SU.
The Teaching Recognition Awards program was established in 2001 through an expansion of the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professorship Program. The Meredith Professors themselves proposed the Teaching Recognition Award.