DR. RICHARD PLATT NAMED AS ABSEL FELLOW
Dr. Richard Platt, Associate Professor of Management and MIS, was named a Fellow by the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, or ABSEL, during its March 2010 annual conference at Little Rock, Arkansas. ABSEL is an international professional association whose purpose is to develop and promote the use of experiential techniques and simulations in the field of business education and development. Starting in 1974, the organization is currently on the leading edge of developing and assessing business simulations and experiential exercises. What sets ABSEL apart from all other professional business associations is its commitment to having individuals acquire effective business skills in a very unique manner -- Experientially.
Induction as a Fellow is the highest honor ABSEL can bestow on one of its members. Induction singles out an individual as a role model for others to emulate as they seek to further understanding and utilization of simulations and experiential learning in the quest for increasing business efficiency and effectiveness. Induction recognizes a high level of intellectual contribution, leadership, and a commitment to what has come to be known as the "ABSEL Way." The ABSEL Way is a type of collegiality that reflects both a genuine love and respect for individual differences and the unique contributions that members bring to the organization and to the quest for excellence in research and promotion of simulation and experiential technologies. Dr. Platt has served ABSEL in a variety of capacities including being its President in 2008 and local program coordinator for the 2002 annual conference at Pensacola Beach. Induction as an ABSEL Fellow is a high and rare honor. In its 36 years existence, only 38 individuals have been honored as ABSEL fellows.