Longtime Fowler Lecturers Honored with 2023 Glazer Fellowship Endowments
Accounting lecturer Narelle MacKenzie and marketing lecturer, Kristine Ehrich, were named the 2023 Glazer Outstanding Lecturer Fellowship Endowment recipients for their outstanding teaching and service to San Diego State University and the Fowler College of Business.
The two were recognized during a reception held in their honor on the SDSU campus on October 17.
The Glazer Outstanding Lecturer Fellowship Endowment was established by SDSU alumnus, Jeffrey Glazer (’81, MBA) who previously taught at the Fowler College of Business as both a finance and management lecturer for over 20 years. Glazer said he created the endowment to recognize lecturers’ excellent teaching and outstanding commitment to the students at the Fowler College of Business.
Glazer’s gift was matched by the Fowler Endowment Gift.
“Approximately 50 percent of the classes at SDSU are taught by lecturers,” said Glazer. “Many of these outstanding lecturers have made an impact on the lives of their students and a positive difference in their career trajectories.”
Selection as a Glazer Outstanding Lecturer Fellow awardee is based on a record of excellence in teaching and a history of sustained service and dedication primarily to students, as well as the Fowler College of Business and the university. The ideal fellow is a lecturer who:
- Is excited and knowledgeable about the subject matter they teach;
- Is passionate about students;
- Is able to inspire and motivate diverse student populations;
- Makes the classroom experience interesting;
- Engages students both in and out of the classroom;
- Is able to show how the course material can be applied in the workplace or for personal gain;
This year’s recipients have both been recognized for their work by top students in the college.
Kristine Ehrich: After earning her Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Ehrich has worked consistently in higher education as a marketing researcher and teacher. She joined the Fowler College of Business in 2015, where she has taught consumer decision making, marketing strategy and the social impact of marketing to undergraduates. She was named most influential faculty member by the California Epsilon chapter of Pi Beta Phi in both 2016 and 2017 and was also named most influential faculty member by Fowler’s top marketing undergraduate student in 2020.
Narelle MacKenzie: MacKenzie, who began her career at the Fowler College of Business in 2007, teaches international and business taxation. She currently serves as a faculty representative on SDSU’s Student Grievance Committee, and as an alternate member of SDSU’s Lecturer Affairs Committee. MacKenzie was named as most influential faculty member by the top students in Fowler’s MSBA Program (2020), Online Degree Completion Program (2021) and the BMACC Program (2022), and received a Teaching Excellence Award from the college in 2022.
Each endowment spans a two-year period and all recipients receive a commemorative award, a salary supplement, and additional funding to support their professional development activities.