Business School Professor Oscar Holmes IV Honored for Creating Innovative Management Course



Oscar Holmes IV

Oscar Holmes IV

By Jeanne Leong

Oscar Holmes IV, an assistant professor of management at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden, will be honored by his peers for his organizational behavior course, which combines classroom learning and civic engagement.

Holmes will be receiving the Mid-Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration’s (MAACBA) Teaching Innovation Award.

Offered since the spring of 2014, Holmes’ “Management 303 Organizational Behavior” course partners teams of students with national and local nonprofits to help them raise funds and increase awareness about the organizations.

“Philanthropy is very important to me personally and managing and executing fundraising projects requires a lot of leadership skills that students learn in my class,” says Holmes, who also serves as director of access and outreach for business education at Rutgers University–Camden.

The course offers students an opportunity to hone their skills and receive feedback from Holmes and nonprofit leaders. Holmes and his classes have worked with more than one dozen organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region, Say It with Clay, and the Village of Arts and Humanities.

The MAACBA will present the award, which comes with a $1,000 honorarium to Holmes, during the group’s conference at Rowan University on Oct. 9.

“Being able to teach college students is one of the biggest responsibilities of a college professor and it’s a responsibility that brings me so much joy,” says Holmes, of Woolwich Township. “It’s icing on the cake when my efforts are recognized by my colleagues in the field and for that I am very grateful.”

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