From CU-Boulder News Release May 15, 1998
G. Dale Meyer Named Hazel Barnes Prize Winner
G. Dale Meyer, an internationally renowned business professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been selected to receive the Hazel Barnes Prize, the campus’ highest honor for teaching and research.
The prize includes an engraved University Medal and cash award of $20,000.
Chancellor Richard L. Byyny announced that Meyer, who helped establish CU-Boulder’s highly ranked entrepreneurship program, will be recognized during commencement exercises May 15 in Folsom Stadium.
"As a teacher and a scholar, Professor Meyer sets a high standard in the world of academe," Byyny said. "And, moving beyond campus boundaries, he has forged mutually supportive alliances with the business community that benefit our students and faculty as well as the marketplace."
In the early 1990s, Meyer was instrumental in creating the Center for Entrepreneurship, co-sponsored by the College of Business and Administration and the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The center has been ranked in the nation’s top 25 for the past three years. The popular program, which includes courses at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, attracts students with opportunities to engage in internships and develop "real-world" business plans -- often leading to post-graduation job offers.
Meyer, who joined the business faculty as an assistant professor in 1970, now holds the Anderson Professorship of Strategy and Entrepreneurial Development. He has received numerous teaching awards at CU, including President's Teaching Scholar in 1990 and Graduate Professor of the Year in 1997 by vote of the graduating MBA class. In 1995, he was named a Price-Babson Fellow by the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College.
Meyer is a prolific scholar with 50 refereed journal articles, 58 refereed papers and 15 invited papers at professional conferences, and 52 technical reports to his credit. He has won two "best journal article" awards and five "best paper proceedings" awards.
He has served as president, vice president, chair or board member of 17 professional associations and served on numerous committees and panels. In addition, Meyer has served on two boards of directors for minority business development organization and is a past chair of the board of directors of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce. In 1986, Meyer was chosen as a Boulder County Pacesetter in Business by the Boulder Daily Camera.
He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and psychology from Northwestern University, a master's in economics from Northern Illinois University, and a doctorate in business from the University of Iowa.
The largest single faculty award funded by the university, the Hazel Barnes Prize is the university’s highest recognition for the integration of research and teaching excellence.
Meyer is the seventh Hazel Barnes Prize recipient, joining Klaus Timmerhaus of chemical engineering (1992), Reginald Saner of English (1993), David Prescott of MCD biology (1994), Michael Grant of EPO biology (1995), John "Jack" Kelso of anthropology (1996), and Jane Bock of EPO biology (1997).
The prize was established in 1991 by former Chancellor James Corbridge in honor of philosophy Professor Emerita Hazel Barnes to recognize "the enriching interrelationship between teaching and research." Barnes, a renowned teacher from 1943 until her retirement in 1986, is internationally known for her interpretation of the work of French philosopher Jean Paul Sartre.