Associate Dean Receives Highest Award from Global Professional Institute

Written by Sydney Flora, Schmidthorst Communications Intern

Janet Hartley, Associate Dean of Schmidthorst Graduate Programs, Faculty Affairs, Budgeting and Research, was presented the prestigious Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award at the 52nd Annual Decision Sciences Institute Conference on Nov. 20, 2021. The Decision Sciences Institute (DSI) is a global society of university professors, graduate students, and practitioners who apply qualitative and quantitative research to problems faced by individuals and groups.

The Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award is named after one of the founders of DSI. It is the highest level of honor that can be bestowed upon a member who has selflessly provided service to the Institute in both public and behind the scenes roles.  

“I am truly humbled and honored by this award,” said Dr. Hartley. “DSI has been a very important part of my academic career. I am grateful for the opportunity to be involved and work with so many wonderful colleagues from around the globe.”

Award recipients must have made a broad based and variety of contributions in service and leadership over at least 20 years. They are nominated by DSI members, selected by a review committee, and approved by the DSI Board.

“The Schmidthorst College is extremely proud of Jan,” said Dean Raymond Braun. “She has always been very dedicated to academia through both the University and other organizations, so her recognition is well deserved.”

Dr. Hartley has been a member of DSI for over 25 years and has served in many roles. At the regional level, she served as the Midwest DSI Conference Chair, Treasurer, and President. Dr. Hartley participated in numerous committees and conference roles, including serving as Associate Conference Chair in 2014.  She served on the DSI Board as Vice President at Large, Vice President for the Americas, Secretary and as President from 2019-2020, which coincided with the organization’s 50th anniversary.


Janet L. Hartley, PhD

  • Position: Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Faculty Affairs, Budgeting and Research
    Professor, Department of Management
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Updated: 12/10/2021 10:17AM