HBI Co-Founder Gring-Pemble Awarded Faculty of the Year

Lisa Gring-Pemble, associate professor of business foundations, is the 2019 recipient of the George Mason University Alumni Association Faculty of the Year Award.

Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes one distinguished faculty member from across the entire university who exemplifies a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service as nominated by students, alumni, and the campus community.

“Since joining the School of Business in 2000, Lisa has become an invaluable member of the school,” said Anne Magro, associate dean of academic affairs. “In addition to her commitment to a transformational education for her students, Lisa is a tremendous colleague, leader, and role model who partners across the school, university, community, and, literally, the world. While doing all this, she still finds time for her own scholarship and to engage students in that scholarship. “

In addition to her role as an associate professor at Mason, Gring-Pemble also serves as director of social entrepreneurship and global impact for the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. She is also a co-founder of the Honey Bee Initiative, and continues to serve the program as a consultant. Her research interests focus on social impact, innovation and entrepreneurship, rhetorical criticism, argument, persuasion and political communication, and public policy. Gring-Pemble holds a doctorate in communication from the University of Maryland.