Economics professor named Miami University 2020 Distinguished Scholar

Mike Curme teaching on the first day of fall 2019 semester

A longtime associate professor of economics at the Farmer School of Business is a recipient of a 2020 Distinguished Service Award from Miami University.

Mike Curme has been at Miami for more than 25 years, serving as an Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Farmer School from 2007 to 2013, and as Miami’s Associate Vice President and Dean of Students from 2013 to 2018.

Nominees for this award must meet the following criteria:
• Current member of Miami's faculty, classified/unclassified staff, or administration; or a retiree of no longer than three (3) years
• Record of service that has made a significant impact on the life and mission of Miami University
• Recognition across a large community at Miami for service to students, a specific department, school, or campus, or to the University as a whole

“Mike has worked tirelessly on behalf of students, and this is a much deserved award,” Farmer School dean Marc Rubin said.

“The recognition is for accomplishments that were always the product of group effort. So to the degree that I was able to contribute to that, I'm grateful. And it's largely a result of the ethos of Miami, of working together productively toward the common goal of enhancing the student experience,” Curme said. “I appreciate the validation of the dedication of my colleagues and the quality of their work.”

The Awards and Recognition Committee, an advisory committee of University Senate, reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the University president, who makes the final selection.

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