Peter Frost (1988)

frostAffiliation at the time of the award: University of British Columbia.

Citation: Peter Frost’s expertise in the classroom is well known and appreciated by colleagues in the field of Industrial Relations Management throughout North America. He was a long-time board member of the Organizational Behaviour Teaching Society (OBTS), an organization devoted to improving teaching skills in particular, and management education in general. He has been active in all facets of the educational mission of OBTS and has demonstrated a great facility for teaching in every possible setting, from undergraduate classes to executive seminars.

His undergraduate course “Organizational Theory” has become known among the students as “one not to miss if at all possible” and is consistently over-subscribed.

The highest available award for teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation at UBC is the hand carved West Coast Indian Talking Stick. He has received this award twice. In 1983 it was awarded for his work on bridging theory and practice in the classroom (e.g. Organizational Reality: Reports from the Firing Line with Vance Mitchell and Walter Nord. It is now in its fourth edition (Harper Collins). In 1992 he received the award for his application of video in the classroom (Management Live, with Robert Marx and Todd Jick published by Prentice Hall). “Currently the Executive Director of Organizational Behavior Teaching Society, a tribute to the esteem in which he is held as a teacher and the influence he has on management education in North America.”

In the year following receipt of a 3M Fellowship, Peter received the Canada Professor of the Year Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). In 1992 he received his second Talking Stick Award for pedagogical innovation in the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration for his work, with Robert Marx and Todd Jick on the use of Videos in the Classroom (Management Live: The Video Book, published by Prentice Hall). In 1993 he received the David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award from the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society.

Obituary: Peter passed away on October 18, 2004 of cancer –Read more