Mark Schnurman to Receive 2014 Kelley-Willits Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

Mark Schnurman has been named the 2014 recipient of the Kelley-Willits Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. This award is given each year to an instructor in the School’s Labor and Employment Relations/Human Resources and Employment Relations Online Programs who demonstrates exceptional teaching ability, concern for students, and commitment to the School’s mission of preparing practitioners for productive careers in the field of human resources and employment relations.

Mark Schnurman is a veteran instructor who has taught courses both in the MPS in HRER program and the undergraduate online program since 2009. Mark maintains full time employment as the Chief Sales Officer for Eastern Consolidated,   a large commercial real estate firm in northern New Jersey, while regularly teaching HRER 505—Seminar in Human Resources as well as LER 460 Human Resources Ethics.

Schnurman consistently receives excellent student evaluations. He is a demanding, but fair, instructor, who challenges the students in his classes. He is also an alumnus of the School who is a member of the Affiliated Programs Board. In addition to his teaching duties, he works tirelessly with students outside the class room to help prepare them for employment by mentoring students on career development and assisting with resume preparation and interview practice. Mark Schnurman has always been willing to give back to Penn State and our students and is truly a worthy awardee of the Kelly-Willits Award.


Schnurman will receive his award on campus during the APG semiannual meeting on campus, November 14th.