The highest honor given annually to a business faculty member active in the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) is the Richard C. Chewning Award. The 2009 award recipient of the Richard C. Chewning Award is Dr. Doyle Lucas, DBA Program director and professor of management at the Falls School of Business at Anderson University. This award, sponsored by the ServiceMaster Corporation was presented at the 2009 Annual Conference of the CBFA at John Brown University on October 15-17.
Lucas, through his leadership in CBFA, as a published scholar in his discipline of management, and as the director of the Doctor of Business Administration program at Anderson University has made a significant contribution to advance the biblical integration in the study and practice of business. He has excelled in "discovery, integration, application, and teaching" through his research, service, and teaching at the undergraduate, MBA, and DBA levels. For thousands of students over the years, he has been their example of what it means to be "salt and light" as a business professional.
Additionally, in the last eight years, his service has directly impacted the lives of more than 100 doctoral students and graduates currently serving in Christian institutions across the United States and Canada. These students and graduates consider Lucas to be their mentor and example for a life of biblical integration, Christian servanthood, and professional excellence. Through his work with the DBA students, he has contributed to a significant increase in the scholarly productivity of faculty from CBFA institutions in professional conferences, papers, and articles.
The Chewning Award was established by the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) to perpetuate the passion and commitment of integrating personal faith and business as modeled by Dr. Richard C. Chewning, faculty emeritus at Baylor University.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.