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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
It's all in what you make of it. You'd have to ask the individual student to tell you what's most beneficial for them.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being asked to be an expert in the pharmaceutical industry by the United Nations
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Film, video, music, print.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
powerPoint, Lectures, Videos
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
human visual perception
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
just enough to know there is plenty more to learn
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
You can't write if you don't read. Journalism students should read good journalism — the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker, as well as books.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
many
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I am most knowledgeable in multiple areas including ethnomusicology, Afr Am history and culture of the Americas, jazz, AfrAm music of the USA,
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
depends on the course requirements
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Real estate and law; competitive track and field, guitear and blues aficionado.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be willing to think outside of the box. Each project is unique. I never have repeats. The concept of "cut, copy and paste" doesn't apply in my course.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who likes to be challenged yet think outside the box and is open to new teaching approaches.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
In all areas of my work in public health policy, health systems, HIV/AIDS, other neglected tropical diseases; also on conflict and development in Africa
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Getting my PhD.
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What is your style of teaching?
I encourage students to take an active role in cultivating their eduction. I have very high standards, but support students to meet them.
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What is your style of teaching?
With the exception of my project-based data management course, all of my classes are discussion oriented where I engage students in exploring the subject.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Term projects
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
PowerPoint Slides, Videos, Chalk and White Board, Handouts for group work
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Developing brain computer interfaces so we can control robots and computers with brain signals.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Cases, debates, videos, interactive exercises
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What is your style of teaching?
Discussion based
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I expect students to reflect a basis understanding of the course material and be able to clearly respond in a concise manner.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be prepared to learn how to be a good writer and thinker. I love creativity!
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Anything I can get my hands on up to and including new media, historic texts, good quality recent blogs, and current scholarly publications.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Urban Economics students complete a series of data assignments in which they use the US Census Website to complete a number of spreadsheet tables for a city.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Did the student master the material? Did the student work hard? Did the student take ownership of the learning process?
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
No cheating!!!!
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Having started three of my own businesses and they are all going well.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Assimilation of taught material. Ability to reproduce knowledge. Creative use of taught material.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
co-authoring a best selling career book.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Engaged, prepared and enthusiastic.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Developments in digital journalism and in business models for the post-newspaper age — especially nonprofits. Journalism as a forum for civic engagement.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those who enjoy math and computational work.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come prepared and ready to discuss
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What is your style of teaching?
I am a learning chaperone who makes sure no one spikes the punch bowl but everyone still has the good time they want to have.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I expect them to work hard. I have no favorites- I treat everyone equal- You score well in my class if you prepare well and contribute to class experience
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I like to have fun and joke around, but I'm serious about expecting everyone to do their job.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
The board, presentations, videos
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Hedge funds, mutual funds, financial crisis, Federal Reserve Board actions. Anything to do with managed portfolios (buy side)
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
There are a number of engaging assignments I give which would be determined by the specific course I am teaching. Student research projects are one example.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Paper assignments are intellectually challenging. To maximize learning of analytic skills, papers are highly structured; serious issues, no "mickey mouse".
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be proactive and communicate. I'm happy to help and work with anyone that asks for it.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Thoughtfulness, care, attention to detail. Participation, attendance, engagement.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Learn to feel comfortable with uncertainty; train yourself to see the glass half full, not half empty when things don't go your way
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Ethical and philosophical issues regarding economic justice and moral/political issues related to warfare.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
My courses and materials change to meet each semester's specific students. If I find a better way of doing on Tuesday, you'll see it in class Wednesday.
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What is your style of teaching?
Mostly lecture for core courses. I try to have more discussion in electives.
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What is your style of teaching?
Most classes are a mixture of lecture and in-class hands on activities. Questions from the students are highly encouraged, as well as group discussions.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Materials: Text, journal articles, cases; Media: PowerPoint, video, clickers
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What kind of student would love your class?
One who knows they negotiate every day of life and want to get better. Also students who realize or are willing to learn that not every neg. is win-lose.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Stay curious.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Use math well. It is the language of reason and logic.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Analysis and critical thinking - are they just repeating what they read or have they thought about it? Can they put together coherent argument?
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What is your style of teaching?
Quasi socratic method. It is a combination of lecture and cold calling questions from the class.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are risk takers and aren't afraid of speaking in class. Those who are eager to learn, and willing to work hard and who are not all about grades.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I don not grade students. I grade their work.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
cases, role plays, videos involving negotiations, exercises
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Consistentcy throughout the semester.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
foreign market entry project
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Teaching Excellence Award
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Financial accounting and the external audit process.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Powerpoint, videos, notes on the blackboard, music sometimes, case studies, current international business news items
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Publishing original research in journals such as Psychological Review and Vision Research
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have been performing in a classic rock band for over a decade. We play mostly for charity benefits.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, PowerPoints, Blackboard, Facebook, Twitter,InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Wordpress
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. Translating a novel by an Iraqi writer.
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What is your style of teaching?
Socratic Method -- Arriving at the truth through discussion and argument
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Translating and publishing Arabic literature
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
In some courses student teams design a project for a company to enter a new international market
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
prepare to work steadily throughout the semester, as weekly tasks are important.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
videos, slides, articles
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Your reputation for trustworthiness is your most critical trait for effective negotiations. Protect it even if it costs you in the short run.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Prepare to laugh. Life is absurd and laughter helps us all to live healthier, better lives. No reason an English class cannot be like that as well.
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What is your style of teaching?
My style of teaching is one of active learning with the goal of helping students develop their critical thinking, listening and research skills.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Business and management in Russia as well as other major emerging markets
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to explain ideas in writing in a way that shows understanding of the problems, views, and arguments we study.
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What kind of student would love your class?
All students!
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I'm at the start of a new book project on issues about the proper role of government in the economy and what it would take to have an economically just society.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
No.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
My book on the New Haven Independent and other community news sites, tentatively titled "The Wired City," will be published by UMass Press in 2013.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
It is fun, but it is hard work.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
quality of written work and, in the lab course, also graphing and data analysis.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I have two small children (4 and 3), my husband and I are working on renovating our old house, my secret wish is to be a singer or race car driver.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Quickfires; a variety of in-class exercises (eg, design an experiment or run a segmentation analysis) and produce a consulting quality presentation in 60 mins
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I help others get connected to opportunities to succeed. Those matter more to me than any one thing I've accomplished for myself.
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture and problem-solving
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All of them are engaging!
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive, discussion based, debates, team work, supplemented by lectures
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
When grading I look at the level of effort a students puts into the assignment.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I mediate in Massachusetts courts to resolve conflicts between tenants and landlords. For fun, I play a lot of squash, sing in two choruses, and tutor HS math.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are curious about public policy and passionate about civic responsibility
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that question, who come with open minds and a hunger for knowledge but who are also practical and goal driven towards learning in preparation for life.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Each class has some experiential learning project. In Auditing, it is a 15 page risk assessment and mitigation plan.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
learn how to learn and always keep learning
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International Business
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Work related: I have won a CBA Best Teacher Award; Non-work related: My family - wife of 31 years and three sons
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Evidence student has learned material and can express responses in clear technically correct English and of having thought analytically about the material
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be open to sharing your experience and insights and to getting to know amazing people from around the globe or around the corner!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
This depends on the class, however, in MIS I give a database project, which takes students from design to implementation.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who can deal with a casual but rigorous approach, and be able to roll with changes that I make in response to what is happening in class.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are self motivated, who want to learn, who want to apply this outside my classroom someday in other classes and the real world!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
depends on the course
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Every day is different. I write and perform with The Boston Pops, my music is constantly placed in TV/Film, I arrange and perform on many artist's projects.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I expect hard work and a curious mind
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on the class. Lecture and discussion in media law, lots of hands-on in skills classes. Lecturing can't be avoided, but I aim for maximum engagement.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Having students stay in touch and even become guest speakers in future classes.
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What kind of student would love your class?
analytical
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Academic writing in the sciences & social sciences and new media
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I try to give practical/real-world problems that students may come across during their careers, but usually they tend not to be very exciting.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Grading criteria comprise attendance, participation, response papers, term paper. I assess timeliness and activeness in class, and reading and writing skills
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I respect a good effort but focus on results. I provide a real-world experience in the classroom/online to prepare the student for his/her future work life.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Featured piano soloist for Clint Eastwood's film Mystic River with The Boston Symphony Orchestra. Other career highlights can be found @ www.bradhatfield.com.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
To invent new products, services and business models
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive: asking real questions. I already know what I think, and I want to know what my students think.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Studying breakthrough innovations in the global pharmaceutical industry
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Market Entry Project
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Nothing fancy--occasional overheads or power point.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
The Boston World Partnerships network is helping to inform and connect people in the Greater Boston economy. Get with it or get out of the way!
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Some students think that I grade papers harshly, but I want students to develop strong writing and analytic skills and am eager to help students succeed.
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What is your style of teaching?
Discussion 25-75% depending on class. Rest lecture.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
discovering a new variety of stereopsis
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Currently, I'm researching the how game mechanics in social media games influence consumers' interest in buying promoted items.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Cross-cultural management and communication; International political economy; Sustainable global business
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What kind of student would love your class?
One that is willing to learn, take risks, be creative, and most importantly be open minded.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Practice
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student should be responsive, inquisitive, and have analytical skills.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Thoughtful
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
correct answers and a correct method
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be respectful, flexible, and disciplined.
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What is your style of teaching?
Negotiations courses typically involve extensive use of role plays and exercises giving students many chances to practice under many different situations.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
helping hundreds of students to achieve their goals
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Negotiations and Mediation
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Market Entry Project
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Writing my dissertation.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
The unexamined life is not worth living.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Nothing that is connected to the courses I teach.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Ask students to go to a retailer and compare TVs. Actually going and looking at a product, comparing it first-hand provides best insight.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I conduct research in corporate citizenship. I am a trustee on a nonprofit that raises philanthropic funds. I play soccer in an over 58 league.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Analysis that demonstrates an understanding of course concepts from course materials and classroom activities
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
analyze research articles for content and logic.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Signal processing and machine learning
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
really try to do the homework - don't make a perfunctory stab at it.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Willing to learn and listen
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Live performance, use of songs in Film/Television, licensing, publishing, composition, negotiation, contracts, post production, team building.
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive: combine lectures,discussions, debates, projects, presentations. Help students develop a global mindset.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
My most active hashtags are OrgCommNU and BWP.I love dogs, punk, ska reggae, rap, mircrobrews, margaritas, cooking, conversation and tropical beaches!
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Team debates on current global controversies. Defending a position which you might not personally agree with is a powerful learning experience.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International marketing, general marketing, services marketing, sales management
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What kind of student would love your class?
Curious, hard working students. Students open to creative enterprise.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Understanding of material, good research, excellent writing
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
In the classroom I use a lot of hands on projects. I try and stay away from power point presentations. We have guest spearkers, projects, and exercies.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Quality
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What is your style of teaching?
Lectures with interactions.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Again it depends on the course. Chalkboard. Computer and connection to internet
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those who want to contribute to students' and my learning and who want to learn from others in the classroom and in team projects
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Web-based perception sites, articles, power-point
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
I don't.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Marketing in all its forms is endlessly fun and interesting to me. If it doesn't stimulate your brain cells, do something else.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Research on how competition impacts on-time performance for airlines.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Creativity, Writing Style, Good Grammar
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. I have projects in my field, in the arts, and even an athletic challenge. Ask me in class!
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone with a positive attitude who is invested in advancing his/her knowledge and experience.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Richest media is still face to face communication, dialogue with healthy Q and A. Guest speakers, white board, Google Docs, YouTube clips and Twitter hashtags!
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I developed a course is fraud detection and prevention.I have received numerous teaching awards and was the first inductee in the CBA teaching hall of fame.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International Business
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What kind of student would love your class?
Probably every professor would say he or she loves self-motivated students who push themselves rather than settling for meeting the minimum requirements.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Undergraduate capstone projects that I advise
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Rewriting stories in language textbook. Substituting animals for human beings.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Auditing and organization risk management
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Power point slides, video, websites, PDF articles
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am involved in my own businesses, doing consulting work, and writing books.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Mostly, I use my own materials including: case studies based on my own work in the field, research articles, and team-based and classroom exercises or projects.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Understanding the essence of the subject, rigor in math.
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What is your style of teaching?
multiple ways - depends on the students and the course materials
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What kind of student would love your class?
Enthusiastic students that are active learners -- those who pay close attention in class and think about questions beyond the scope of the material we cover.
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What is your style of teaching?
Fun, Enjoyable and Entertaining while also challenging students to think, grow and learn
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Hard work and patience will pay off in dividends. The music industry will welcome and support those that learn their craft and also bring positive energy.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Being an all-around good person.
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What kind of student would love your class?
varies depending on the course and the interests of students
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
thorough answers, logical analysis, clarity of presentation, in-depth research from reliable sources
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
The science of emotion.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Strategic planning - this is a very broad area, but it is hard to narrow down to one.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am involved in continuing education for accounting professionals.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Non-academic? My garden. Tomatoes, especially. Academic? I have a wide network of colleagues and friends in literary studies around the world.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Monetary economics and development
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come to class: we need you. Develop different kinds of reading and writing strategies: it is all about context.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do the work. A student once put on a review: read the text, attend class and do the homework. 'Nuff said.
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What kind of student would love your class?
All those who love to learn new things, challenge their experiences and develop reading and writing skills
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
In JRNL 5340, students use digital tools by writing a blog post about pizza joints or favorite spots (for example), take a photo and plot it on a Google map.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Publishing a paper in our top journal; more broadly, having my research help people think about things in different ways, including my students.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Power Point, many handouts, the chalkboard (a lot!), the occasional movie or video clip, online finance sources (such as Morningstar or Bloomberg)
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I work with the Northeastern University Athletics department.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
In class: Be an active learner. Put away your cellphones! Get to know your profs -- most of us sincerely care about you and want you to succeed.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Cases, books, news stories, videos, online discussions and interactive websites
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Revise often; read a lot; ask questions; be curious.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
We come to work and all have an obligation to contribute to the learning enterprise.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I really prefer assignments that require out of class observation since marketing is all about context
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Bring all your energy to class. Look for the relevant and ask for what you need, in class, in faculty office hours, in email. Ask and you shall receive.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Be super prepared for each negotiation; to reflect on how it went afterward, coach each student after negotiating with him/her. Then the other usual stuff.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Completing my course work for my Ph.D. Hearing from students when they get a fantastic PR/Marketing job.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come to class prepared, share your views, and have fun in the process
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What is your style of teaching?
In lecture courses, I lecture and ask questions.In lab courses, highly interactive.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
simulation game
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Public Relations Planning, Writing, Ethics, Law, Social Media, Graphic Design, Media Relations
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What is your style of teaching?
Student exploration — my courses work in many fields, media, and document types, so I act as a guide rather than absolute authority.
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What kind of student would love your class?
enthusiastic. not a quitter. doesn't say "i've never been good at math" - repeatedly
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Be open to examine new ideas, be curious about the world and other people. Be active and engaged, in and out of class. Manage your time effectively.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I provide selected reading materials for each class. I use power points, which I post, also the readings for each class, on the course website in Blackboard
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Make your best efforts in contributing to the work of your teams.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Analysis of corporate financial statements
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I have a moustache.
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What kind of student would love your class?
The smart students, the ones that ask challenging questions, but those that have prepared.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Development of the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbooks, articles, Powerpoints
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What is your style of teaching?
In class lecture and discussion including small group discussion; I put a lot of emphasis on writing papers as a key to learning.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Hard work and improvement. Low grades at the beginning of the semester count for less if I see a real commitment to grow and try out new ideas and skills.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those willing to try new media, resources, and methods of writing; students who use collaboration effectively; students who care about their field of study.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Arabic language, literature, and Culture
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
When I lecture, I always have a PowerPoint and often show video and other multimedia to prompt debate and discussion. We communicate via class website.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
non-fiction essays
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to apply concepts in unique and innovative ways
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
You need to treat class like a job. Show up to work ready to go and put in a strong effort. You'll get out of the class what you are willing to put in.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I'm proud of the books and articles I've written and very pleased when students in my courses do better at the end than they have at the beginning.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Attitude determines altitude - develop a professional attitude and it will help you attain higher positions in your career
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes. Ask me privately. Life is endlessly interesting.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Currnet articles, web sites, videos
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Assignments using actual data from Bloomberg in my fixed income class; virtual stock exchange game in my Investments class, in class computer assignments
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
The Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratorywww.affective-science.org
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What is your style of teaching?
The lectures I give aim to stimulate students' thinking. I facilitate the learning process empowering students to express their thoughts
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students wanting to learn about the roles and functions of music in human life, with a particular interest in the powerful hemispherical legacy of Black Music
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What is your style of teaching?
Depends on course Calculus - lecturing. Precalculus hands-on give short talk do examples students work on problems. Math
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
The research paper — students work very hard for a month on a project that builds research, reading, AND writing skills in an area that *they* care about.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
If you care about learning the material, I will meet you halfway.
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What kind of student would love your class?
don't know
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Varies by class. It will entail some type of team assignment and a real industry or organization and establishment of a strategic plan
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
You need to make sure you speak up when you do not understand something, because that is the only way we know you are struggling.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
All assignments should be engaging.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
For papers, succinct and logical arguments that are supported with either data or evidence of some sort.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Marketing research is my primary area of expertise. Secondary would be sales and pricing.
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What is your style of teaching?
Combination of lecture, examples and discussion.
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What is your style of teaching?
I favor the Socratic method, having students think through questions that should be reasonable to them, and find the answers by virtue of that thinking.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
If you are willing to put in the effort, I will go out of my way to be accessible and help you in any way I can.
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I primarily teach Precalculus. Nobody takes it as an elective. You only take it if you need it. By the way, I only filled this out as a favor to a student.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Detailed completion of the assignment and evidence that the material has been truly absorbed, not just memorized. Team projects require self/peer evaluations.
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What is your style of teaching?
I combine theory, skills and practice.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My student evaluations have consistently said that I treat everyone with respect. It's something I strive for, and I'm gratified that students appreciate it.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Love the classes you take; develop great relationships with your professors, you will need them.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Bulleted PowerPoints aid in-class note taking and are also made available online. My exclusive interviews with industry professionals are also shown in class.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Carefully prepared work that meets the standards of a student's field, appropriately addresses audience and takes risks. Critical thinking is crucial.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
IP and licensing; applications
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
There is no connection to anything I teach.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
make sure that you are prepared to make the commitment (which is true for all good courses)
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture based with classroom activities. I do not teach out of the book but I do use power points. Integrate work experience and research into the class.
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What is your style of teaching?
Communicative approach in language classes. Extensive oral practice. Approaching culture
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Using my own tool, I have each student explore how information and systems are used within the company where they work to transact, manage, and innovate.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Transport phenomena, nanotechnology, analytical chemistry
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What kind of student would love your class?
Motivated. Hard working. Tenacious. Not afraid of making a mistake. Takes responsibility for his or her education.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Various - depends on the course
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Eyes and ears, paper and pencils, laptops and ipads, new and social media, etc.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Extensive use of animated powerpoints. Use of audio-visual clips. rewriting stories. Use of literature, art, music, film in culture and literature classes.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Thought. Application. Not straight up regurgitation because that would make me regurgitate (and I'm not talking information on my end!).
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
always involved with interested work and activities outside of the classroom
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
To get used to rejection, we require students to ask (in the real world) ten different times for something they want but are virtually sure of rejection.
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What kind of student would love your class?
the curious student, who is willing to work hard and learn new things
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Meeting the requirements of the assignments, thoroughness, care for detail, intellectual rigor and honesty, and out-of-the-box thinking.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
multiple - depends on the course and the students
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
I like students to succeed; most do. I accept re-writes on written work until the grade is satisfactory. I never curve or use multiple choice exams.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I quilt, although not as much as I want to and I persevere at golf in the eternal quest for a better game.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Start the projects earlier.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Working at Northeastern University
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
For AWD, the research paper requires the most intense work, but the genre unit that follows is the most fun. In the genre unit, we appeal to the public.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
I'm more eudaemonistic than prideful.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am an active musician (trombone and euphonium) who performs in various ensembles and who gives solo recitals. I am also active in volunteer work.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Someone who wants to be challenged to think in new ways that go beyond the assumptions and values of their own country or culture.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Figuring out how to write a dissertation — then figuring out how to teach dissertation writing. These are two very different things.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Come to the learning environment ready to participate and with a good attitude. Be prepared to work, engage in active learning and earn your grade.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Role play Coke and Pepsi.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Ability to integrate different perspectives and develop a personal point of view based on clear thinking and insight.
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What is your style of teaching?
Highly interactive. I expect students to be fully engaged in daily discussion of assigned readings.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Students should know that I take teaching seriously, am supportive and have high expectations for all. I also like to have fun. Contact me with any questions.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am the faculty advisor for Omega Chi Epsilon and on the undergraduate education committee.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are intersted, want intellectual challenges, eager to learn new ideas, take class assignments seriously. Wanting to learn is the most important.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Follow your passion in all that you do!
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What is your style of teaching?
Strong student participation, real life examples, current events
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Publishing my scholarly work so others including students and policy makers can benefit
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Be prepared to read and write a lot.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
There is no connection to anything I teach - and that is not the type of person I am.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Find other students to talk to about the material in your courses. This is both fun and builds skills in thinking and putting your ideas into words.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
A classroom debate. Students were assigned to the team that was arguing the opposite of their personal beliefs.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
International business
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I teach with books and accessible slide show presentations. In my view, a classroom does not have to be a multimedia show to be interesting and engaging.
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I am passionate about my work, passionate about learning, passionate about teaching. Work with me, relax you will enjoy class and learn a whole lot
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, US House of Representatives, 2008.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
I am currently leader of the Afro-Caribbean Music Research Project, which provides NU undergrads an immersion in the music-culture of various Caribbean nations.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
test scores, class participation, professional behavior in the class room
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Strategy and case analysis
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
I used to teach a course on Statistical Thinking. I presented some of the statistical evidence for and against ESP. The students loved discussing it but...
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What kind of student would love your class?
A listener who shares questions with class, classes are a social learning context. Courteous, understands there is more learning when there is give and take.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Having two kids and living to talk about it!
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Textbook and online software
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Follow your heart and there you will discover your passion(s)
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
not mnay
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I fill in Powerpoint slides using a tablet PC and post the lectures after class. I occasionally show short videos.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
It's more a set of skills: understanding how to be a great communicator by knowing your audiences and the channels available, then crafting persuasively!
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Do not live inside a predefined box. Take advantage of your college years to explore the possibilities and to challenge yourselves. Take risks; learn by doing.
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I create an open and friendly atmosphere, but absolutely demand high quality results when it comes time for the student to show what they have learned.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Slides (PowerPoint, keynote, or Beamer)
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
Lecture notes from textbook, research and review papers, Matlab code
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What kind of student would love your class?
Those that love uncertainty and are interested in the improvement of their decision making skills
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't hate the player, hate the game. "If you work hard and are kind amazing things will happen."-Conan "You don't win friends with salad."-Homer Simpson
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Helping to develop a new integrated curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in International Business program.
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What kind of student would love your class?
A student who is open to taking part in discussions, working on teams and is self-motivated would do well in my classes. Passion for the subject is critical.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
books , many handouts, pdfs on screen and websites with relevancy.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
In place of sit-in exams, students do a Term Paper, and submit bi-weekly reflective papers. These allow students to develop critical writing skills
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
I know medieval romances best. As a lit teacher, I know a lot about narratives. As a writing teacher, I have read @ 10,000 student essays: I know what works.
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
The willingness to revise early material, an effort to demonstrate that all the feedback they were given was used to better their paper.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
A good College Fed team over the years.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Treat your deeply held beliefs like hypotheses and test them. An education is a privilege (not a right), and you should give it 120% of your effort.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Read assignments before class discuss materials with classmates; at first sign of difficulty come see me; complete assignments on time. Do not procrastinate!
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Don't let grades control your life. You can learn more from a C than an A sometimes.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students that are interested in the details of how things work.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
All. Music, Movies, Music Videos, YouTubes, Bootlegs, All of it!
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Effort to understand and show command of the material.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
All aspects of information resource management in the enterprise; especially decision support and knowledge management systems.
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What materials and media do you use in the classroom?
I use the blackboard, not ppt. Prefer to use newspaper articles for cases, although do have approx 50% formal cases. Use textbook material as well.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes, 5 research projects in African countries: 1 on health systems in 15 countries; 1 on birth registrations; 2 on HIV/AIDS in 5 countries; 1 on NTDs in Kenya
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I will challenge them. They will need to work hard to be successful. However, the vast majority of students find my classes enjoyable and fulfilling.
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Housing policy; local economic development, labor-management relations, labor market analysis
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What is your style of teaching?
Lecture with Discussion
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What is your style of teaching?
Rigorous mathematical
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Adaptation Studies, Contemporary Cinema, Twentieth Century Literature, Poetry, Film Theory, Cognitive & Affective Science
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I am told that I am very funny (a good funny) :)
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
That, after 20 years of teaching various aspects of marketing, I still really enjoy it and am endlessly fascinated by it.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Yes.
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Advising Massachusetts state officials; working with mayors throughout the Commonwealth
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
research on emerging markets and institutional environments in the context of widely-held and family firms
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Study and learn. You can upgrade your skills and take risks in college with little risk, so do it.
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What is your style of teaching?
Discussion-based, with some lecture
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
Have they appropriately and adequately addressed the assignment? Have they demonstrated understanding of applicable theory? How well have they communicated?
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who are comfortable in workshop settings and aren't afraid to be visible or vocal (but no one is left out who might be shy).
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What is your style of teaching?
Interactive lectures, in class discussions/mini cases, in class computer projects, generally Socratic
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Are you currently involved in something interesting outside the classroom?
Always.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Receiving the Teaching Excellence Award at Northeastern University.
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What kind of student would love your class?
Students who like to learn and want a real world feel in the classroom. If you're invested in the class, I will be invested in you.
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Is there anything else the student should know before taking your class?
Be ready to try something new.
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
My students leave my classes better prepared to be global leaders
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When grading a student, what do you look for?
You need to know the fundamental equations, what they mean, and how to work with them based on a given problem.
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What is your style of teaching?
I encourage learning by creating a relaxed environment, stimulating conversation about concepts and organizing material in an easy to follow format.
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
For me? I read what students have to say and help them strategize ways to say it better. For them? The multimedia presentation.
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In reverse order of importance, students learn in my class:(1) Facts(2) Theories(3) A "World View" (Weltanschauung)(4) Healthy Skepticism
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What is one accomplishment you are proud of?
Raising two outstanding sons who have going way beyond their Dad as good citizens and loving members of the community.
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Project Management, Database Development and Leadership Studies
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What area in your field are you most knowledgeable about?
Strategy/industrial organization, pricing, managing uncertainty
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Final projects in Music Ind. II, Music Supervision and Songwriting are combined in a real-world real-time process to find/license/place songs to picture.
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My grades are way too inflated compared to what my professors used to give when I was a student.
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What is one piece of advice you have for students?
Master oral and written communications as well as solid research skills
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What is the most engaging assignment you give?
Term Papers requiring solid research and clear writing
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