Anderson Faculty Nation's Most Innovative Researcher
May 11, 2000
Helen Juliette Muller, a professor in The Anderson Schools of Management, received the “Breaking the Frame” award for her research paper entitled, “American Indian Women Managers: Living in Two Worlds.” The paper was published in the Journal of Management Inquiry.
The award is given annually to the work that best exemplifies a challenge to existing thought or the use of alternative research methodologies or learning from either experience or settings,” according to a statement of the Journal’s Advisory Board.
Muller, long an advocate for diversity issues with an interest in Native American culture, has been a member of the UNM faculty since 1982. Her research effort included interviews with 20 American Indian women managers to learn more about how they perceived their lives and management experiences.
Characteristically, Muller gave credit to her students when accepting the honor. “I would like to accept this award on behalf of the American Indian students who have inspired me to elevate their voices into the management curriculum and organizational literature.”
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