Purdue University Global Professor Rebecca Herman has been awarded a “best of region” honor by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs at its Region 4 Conference. She was recognized for her presentation “Becoming a Major League Leader,” which combines baseball and leadership.

Herman teaches graduate business courses at Purdue Global, with an emphasis on leadership and organization development. Before her work in higher education, she spent nearly two decades as a leader in human resources. She has been cited for her expertise on leadership in Major League Baseball in publications such as CEO, The US Daily Review and the Society of American Baseball Research.

Herman also serves as a keynote speaker where she shares findings from her book “Lead Me Out to the Ballgame.” She and her co-author interviewed 20 MLB managers and over 100 players, while spending time with 24 teams to determine crucial factors for leadership success in MLB.