Excellence in Teaching Award, iMBA Program, Penn State University, 2007; 2005; 2004.
Nominated for the Council of Fellows Excellence in Teaching Award, Penn State Erie, Erie PA, 2001; 2000; 1999
School of Management Excellence in Teaching Commendation recipient, University of Buffalo, School of Management, Buffalo NY, May 1996
The overriding concept of my approach to teaching business administration is to take advantage of my industry experience and integrate it into the classroom theory. Providing hands-on experiences that allow students to learn by doing is another integral component.
In each of my courses, I design projects that simulate business situations. Students may be required to act as consultants for businesses and organizations on campus. They may also produce large-scale projects, such as an international dinner.
I continue to use a variety of teaching approaches in the classroom and select the approach based on the course and the objectives of the course. I have used simulation and large-scale simulation, problem-based learning, cases, active learning, cohesion cases, video enhanced instruction, and traditional lecture.
Courses Taught *
B ADM 500: Business Enterprise (Fall 2002)
iMBA 521: Strategic Analysis (Spring 2004) (Spring 2005) (Spring 2006) (Spring 2007) (Summer 2007) (Spring 2013)
iMBA 531: Project Management (Summer 2004) (Fall 2004) (Summer 2005) (Summer 2006)
iMBA 573: Strategic Planning (Summer 2004) (Summer 2005) (Summer 2006) (Summer 2007)
INT B 597B: Special Topics (Fall 2004)
MANGT 470W: Strategic Management and Business Policy (Fall 2002)
MANGT 480: International Management
MANGT 496: Independent Studies (Fall 2003) (Spring 2013)
MANGT 497: Special Topics (Fall 2004)
MANGT 531: Strategic Planning and Business Policy - Web
MANGT 540: Strategy: Corporate, Business, and Project
(Fall 2003) (Fall 2004) (Spring 2007)
MANGT 571: Strategic Planning and Business Policy (Spring 2002)
MANGT 575: Management of Projects (Spring 2004) (Fall 2006)
MANGT 596: Independent Studies (Spring 2003)
MANGT 597: Special Topics
MISBD 501: Information Systems in Organizations (Spring 2002)
MGMT 475W: Strategic Product Development (Fall 2010) (Fall 2011) (Fall 2012)
MGMT 476: Product Realization Capstone (Spring 2011) (Spring 2012)
PSU 007: Behrend First-Year Seminar
* Syllabi are only available online for four semesters. Visit the School of Business for copies of others.