Congratulations to Kim Donahue and Elizabeth Malatestinic, who are among the first faculty at Indiana University to be promoted to teaching professor.
This is the first year Indiana University faculty members are able to obtain the rank of teaching professor. It recognizes excellent teaching, accomplishment that advances the university teaching mission, curricular development and leadership and service in support of teaching.
“I am excited that IU is appropriately recognizing faculty in the lecturer rank in a way that now provides a three-tier system of promotion similar to the clinical and tenure-track faculty ranks,” said Ken Carow, executive associate dean of faculty and research at the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI.
Donahue is a teaching professor in marketing and has taught marketing at the Kelley School for nearly 30 years. She also serves the school as faculty coordinator and I-Core coordinator. She is a four-time recipient of the IU Trustees Teaching Award and has received three times the Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award, which is chosen by students. Additionally, she received the IUPUI Department of Athletics Favorite Professor Award more than a dozen times.
After a career in sales with Metromedia Steakhouses and Kraft, Donahue received her MBA from Wright State University. She received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University. Donahue taught at the University of Indianapolis and the University of Dayton, before coming to the Kelley School in 1993.
“Professor Donahue is a leader in our school, especially in guiding our I-Core curriculum, the cornerstone of our undergraduate curriculum, and participating in and encouraging professional development. We are very fortunate to have her on our faculty. Kim brings excellence to the classroom, and she is instrumental in leading and improving our curriculum,” said Carow.
“Though I never intended to pursue teaching or academia as a career, this unexpected journey has been more than I could have ever anticipated,” said Donahue. “Of course, the students have had significant impact on me as I have maintained contact, and even friendships, with many of them over the years. Seeing their achievements, combined with the encouragement and support of colleagues and administration, leads me to better the student experience each semester. Having my work recognized and rewarded through this promotion is incredibly meaningful and gratifying.”
Elizabeth “Liz” Malatestinic is a teaching professor in human resource management and has taught at the Kelley School for over 20 years. She holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Senior Certified Professional. Malatestinic is a member of SHRM, IndySHRM and the faculty advisor for the Kelley School of Business chapter of SHRM at IUPUI.
Malatestinic is a four-time recipient of both the IU Trustees’ Teaching Award and the Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Excellence in Teaching Award. She’s received the IUPUI Department of Athletics Favorite Professor Award numerous times, and she was named Kelley Indianapolis Student Government Faculty Advisor of the Year twice. Malatestinic is a regular contributor to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s “In the Workplace” column.
Malatestinic received her MSBA with a concentration in human resource management from Indiana University and her undergraduate degree from Franklin College. Before her career in academia, she worked in human resources within the banking and retail industries.
“Professor Malatestinic is well-deserving of this rank. She is a leader in our school and excellent in the classroom, having received numerous teaching awards over the years. Liz has also been instrumental in connecting our students to careers in human resources, guiding our HR curriculum and making it possible for our HR major to be certified by the Society for Human Resource Management,” said Carow.
“Working with our students through the years and seeing so many of them go on to become successful business professionals has been immensely rewarding. Earning this promotion validates the work we are encouraged to do as lecturers, and I am truly thrilled to be recognized by earning the rank of teaching professor,” said Malatestinic.