The Eli Broad University Professor of Business Roger J. Calantone received one of eight Distinguished Faculty Awards at the 2004 Michigan State University Awards Convocation on Tuesday, February 10. Nominated by Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean Robert Duncan and Marketing and Supply Chain Department Chairman Robert Nason, Calantone was ultimately selected for the award for his outstanding total service to MSU by the All-University Awards Committee. In recognition of this honor, he received a certificate and a $3,000 award stipend. In his nomination letter, Duncan and Nason list three reasons for their nomination: * "His scholarship, which has resulted in an international reputation;" * "His inspired teaching and extensive collaboration/mentoring within our department, within the Broad School and across colleges;" * "His commitment… to service and the betterment of the profession, the university and the Broad School." "In the 12 short years that he has been part of MSU, Professor Calantone has been the Marketing Department's driving intellectual leader and mentor, and has significantly raised both the quality and quantity of faculty and doctoral student scholarship," they said. In addition to serving as a professor, Calantone is also the director of the new Information Technology Management Program at the Broad School. His research expertise includes product design and development processes, decision support and group decision support systems in marketing and marketing models and international markets. Calantone received his PhD in 1976 from University of Massachusetts, and he briefly taught at other academic institutions including University of Kentucky, University of Florida, Rutgers University Graduate School of Management and McGill University.