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Newell Chiesl earns College of Business Teaching Award

April 28, 2006

PHOTO: Newell Chiesl (left), professor and program coordinator of marketing, is presented with a plaque by Ron Green (right), dean of ISU's College of Business at Honor Day ceremonies April 25 in ISU's Hulman Memorial Student Union.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Newell Chiesl, professor and program coordinator of marketing in Indiana State University's College of Business, has been awarded one of the college's top faculty recognition awards -- for excellence in teaching.

Based on performance from the past five years, the excellence in teaching award is presented in recognition of a faculty member's contribution to the mission and progress of the College of Business. The honor is bestowed upon the most derserving faculty member annually at the college's honor day celebration.

In his more than 25 years at Indiana State, Chiesl has specialized in enriching and transforming the lives of marketing students through the use of real-world, community business problems. His students have worked with such local organizations as the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club, Lighthouse Mission, Wabash Valley Youth Soccer Association and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra.

This semester, students in Chiesl's Marketing 333 class collaborated with student inventors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to generate and screen new product ideas, estimate demand, develop a commercialization process, and write a marketing plan of action.

These are just some of the ways that Chiesl has been a "pioneer" in the use of experiential learning as a teaching tool, according to Ron Green, dean of ISU's College of Business.

More recently, Chiesl has enhanced computer-based distance education offerings and, as a result, has been awarded several grants to improve teaching via distance education. In addition, he has published extensively in scholarly and professional journals on a variety of marketing topics and has presented numerous papers in the area of pedagogy.

Chiesl earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in marketing from Northern Illinois University, followed by his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of North Texas. He came to Indiana State in 1978 from Western Illinois University, and earned the rank of professor in 1985.


CONTACT: Newell Chiesl, professor and program coordinator of marketing, Indiana State University (812) 237-2032 or

WRITER: Maria Greninger, associate director, Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, (812) 237-4357 or