Dr. David Dawley, a West Virginia University College of Business and Economics associate professor, won the 2006 Delta Sigma Pi national Chapter Advisor of the Year award.

Delta Sigma Pi, a co-ed business fraternity which has chapters at every major university in the United States, presented the award during a recent meeting in Harrisburg, Pa.

Dr. Dawley is always willing to contribute his time, knowledge and assistance to our chapter and its members, and he is also a dedicated professor,said Neeley Lantz, a senior finance major who serves as president of WVU s Nu Upsilon Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.

Andrea Dean, a senior economics major and past chapter president, nominated Dawley.

Dr. Dawley is an exceptional advisor and a motivational professor within the college,Dean said.Whether speaking at an event or providing business advice, Dr. Dawley has shown great support to each and every member of Delta Sigma Pi, and we are lucky to have such a committed advisor.

Dawley was awarded the regional chapter honor last year. He has served as the faculty leader for WVU s Delta Sigma Pi Chapter since he came to the University six years ago.

Dawley is a cofounder of Positive Impact Football Camp, a motivational camp for youths, and he teaches business strategy, international business and global strategy and planning at WVU . He won the Golden Apple Award in 2004 for his work with students.

In addition, he was named Outstanding Researcher at the business college last year.

Dawleys research has been published in the Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Issues, Healthcare Management Review, and Journal of Organizational Analysis, among others. His current research interests include turnaround strategies and organizational commitment.

For more information, contact Tim Turman, WVU College of Business and Economics, 304-293-7760.