Teaching Focus & Philosophy

I have experience teaching a variety of audiences (e.g., business students, law students, practitioners). I am well prepared to teach courses and lead workshops on organizational behavior and human resource management, as well as more specific subjects such as leadership, teams, creativity, conflict, and negotiations.

 

My experiences have helped me develop four broad principles that guide my approach to teaching:

  1. Effective teaching is not about imparting facts, but about helping students develop the capacity to learn and apply relevant knowledge on their own

  2. The role of instructors in academia is to translate research-based knowledge for non-academic audiences

  3. Teaching is a science as much as it is an art and thus requires evidence-based-action and experimentation

  4. Teaching is about connecting with students. Students are not identical; they are individuals, with needs, fears, and dreams. 

Recent Teaching Experience

​University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Kenan-Flagler School of Business

MBA
  • Leading Groups and Teams (MBA 840b):

    • Spring 2021 (4.8/5 [11 students]), (4.6/5 [17 students]); Spring 2022 (4.65/5 [42 students], Teaching All-Star award)

 

Undergraduate
  • Thinking Creatively: Cognitive Tools for Individuals and Teams (BUSI 490-116)

    • Fall 2021 (4.1/5 [26 students]

  • Groups and Teams in Organizations (BUSI 555):

    • Fall 2019 (4.5/5 [19 students]); Spring 2020 (4.7/5 [30 students]; Fall 2020 (4.3/5 [27 students]); Spring 2021 (4.7/5 [30 students]), (4.5/5 [28 students]); Fall 2021 (4.7/5 [29 students]); Spring 2022 (4.7/5 [28 students]).

  • Leading and Managing in Organizations (BUSI 405):

    • Spring 2019 (4.4/5 [43 students]), (4.3/5 [43 students]); Fall 2019 (4.4/5 [44 students]), (4.3/5 [41 students])