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May 13, 2002


DALLAS (SMU) -- SMU business law Professor Barbara Kincaid of University Park recently was honored as the 2002 recipient of the Willis M. Tate Outstanding Faculty Award for her involvement with students, both inside and outside the classroom.

A licensed attorney and full-time member of the faculty of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, Kincaid teaches executive and professional business law courses in the Master of Business Administration program and legal environment classes in the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program.

She was the Cox School Distinguished B.B.A. Instructor for the year 2000, and has been identified by her students as an Outstanding B.B.A. Instructor for each of the other five years she has been eligible for the award.

Kincaid also is one of six faculty members from across the United States selected to lecture this month at the Budapest Institute of Economics and Technology, as part of the institute’s MBA program for engineers. She will provide an overview of the American legal system and its effect on doing business in the United States and with companies operating in Europe. She previously has served as a visiting professor of law at Marie Curie Skladowska University in Lublin, Poland.

Last year, Kincaid designed and implemented an M.B.A. module titled "Essential Law for the Entrepreneur" for the Caruth Institute of Owner-Managed Business. She is presently pursuing her L.L.M. degree on a part-time basis at the Dedman School of Law.

Kincaid serves as faculty advisor to Women in Business and Kappa Alpha Theta at Cox. She is vice president for tours of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestras, and has accompanied students on performance tours of England, Scotland, Germany, and the Czech Republic. She is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the Board of Directors of the Texas General Counsel Forum, the Sustainer Board of Directors of the Junior League of Dallas, the Underwriting Committee of La Fiesta de las Seis Banderas, and is active in the Highland Park Schools and the Church of the Incarnation.

Kincaid and her husband, Sam, and their son, William, a sophomore at Highland Park High School, live in University Park. Their son, Thomas, recently completed his first year at SMU.