University Teaching

I have taught a wide range of classes including international business, sales management, marketing management, marketing strategy, and personal selling. My particular expertise is in sales management and marketing strategy, subjects I have taught at both undergraduate and graduate levels, although my international research focus and extensive travels have grown my international knowledge to the point where I now capably teach undergraduate and MBA classes in international business.

My undergraduate class sizes are typically 30 – 60 students and my MBA classes are 40 – 50 students.  At both my present and prior institutions I have also taught large classes, with 150 to 250 students while overseeing Teaching Assistants.  Each year a peer faculty member visits one of my classes, providing a review of the class while identifying opportunities for improvement. I scour these reviews, always seeking ways to improve my impact on student learning.  See link below to view several of these annual evaluations.

My teaching tends to be well-appreciated by students.  Along with many students sending thank you notes, others asking me to mentor during  their careers, and positive class evaluations, several greatly appreciated awards have been received:

2011 MBA Professor of the Year Award

2010 MBA Professor of the Year Award

2006 Favorite Instructor Award

2005 Dean’s Academic Staff Teaching Excellence Award

2002 MKT Professor of the Year Award

In 2019 and again in 2020 (prior to covid19), a professor in the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies asked me to deliver a class in her GPS 989: Philosophy and Practice of University Teaching.  I provided a class titled:  Creating Enthusiasm for Learning. Following my recent talk, the professor wrote: I’m so grateful for you to come in and speak to our students in 989. Your presentation was a great way to wrap up our time together, and the students really enjoyed all that you had to share.