Floyd Ormsbee, an assistant professor of consumer & organizational studies in Clarkson University's David D. Reh School of Business, has been awarded the Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Formal recognition will take place at commencement, which is currently planned for August 15.
The $1,500 prize is given "in recognition of the importance of superior teaching." Candidates are nominated for the award by Clarkson alumni, and the final selection is made by a faculty committee.
Ormsbee teaches undergraduate courses in organizational behavior, negotiations, and organizational policy and strategy; graduate courses in organizational behavior, negotiations, strategic planning and leading organizational change; and executive/graduate courses in negotiations and relationship management, and change leadership. He also leads students in educational trips abroad to Australia and Thailand.
He teaches an elective course for the municipal leader development program “Bridges to Leadership” at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, and has served as a subject matter expert with McGraw-Hill Irwin in development of online teaching products in management and organizational behavior.
Ormsbee is an active peer reviewer for a number of academic journals and conferences and has published research on generational issues in the workplace related to past and present work experiences. He has also served as faculty advisor and faculty reader for several undergraduate honors theses.
He is a past recipient of the Clarkson School of Business Service Award and Beta Gamma Sigma's Ralph Janero Teaching Award, and was selected by graduating seniors to present a “Last Lecture” presentation.
Ormsbee is president of the Clarkson Chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and a member of the Clarkson Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
He has served on the faculty senate since 2006, and as vice-chair since 2016. He is the Reh School of Business faculty secretary and has served on the Reh School of Business graduate policy committee, the MBA admissions committee and the global business proposals committee. He previously served as faculty advisor for Alpha Kappa Psi fraternity and the Clarkson chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Ormsbee is an annual keynote speaker for the St. Lawrence Leadership Institute and has delivered a variety of keynote presentations and talks on generational issues in the workplace, strategic issues, cultivating professionalism in the workplace, and managing organizational change to local, regional and international associations and organizations in both the United States and Canada.
A native of Heuvelton, N.Y., Ormsbee worked in the insurance industry for a number of years before returning to school for graduate work. He joined the Clarkson admissions office in 1998 and then taught briefly at SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton before starting his Clarkson teaching career in 2002.
Ormsbee earned his Ph.D. in management from Carleton University, his master of science degree in management systems from Clarkson, his bachelor of science in business economics from SUNY Potsdam, and associate degrees in both business administration, and banking, insurance and real estate from SUNY Canton.
Ormsbee has served in the Rotary Club, Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus and resides outside Waddington, N.Y., with his wife, Amber Ormsbee.