I create classroom communities in which the instructor, students, and other members of the teaching team (e.g. teaching assistants) uphold the principles of inclusion, deep learning and shared accountability among all members. In my teaching practice (which includes teaching undergraduate, MBA and doctoral coursework), I apply constructivist pedagogical approaches in my course development and delivery. We (the students, teaching team and I) develop knowledge together.
I cultivate students' social and emotional competencies to support engaging differences among their peers and the teaching team. I focus on the development of empathy and perspective-taking at all developmental levels. Ultimately, I believe that successful course execution hinges on conveying the value of lived experiences as related to the purpose/goals of each course.
I utilize the classroom (i.e. in person and virtual) as a learning laboratory in which students, professor and other members of the teaching team cooperatively engage in meaning-making of primary texts, articles, cases and media. I facilitate the practical application of theory by utilizing case analyses, coaching/consultations, virtual organizing, and field work.
In this undergraduate management and human resources course students broaden their understanding of the leadership and managerial issues affecting diverse, equitable and inclusive work organizations, and how demographic and cultural differences present themselves in workplace settings. The course also cultivates students' understanding of the opportunities and challenges of work across the lifespan and developing necessary skills to be effective leaders and managers in intergenerational environments. Students create a personal leadership vision and framework for navigating cultural and ideological differences in the workplace.
In this MBA course, students learn both the theory and practice of negotiations in three primary areas: cross-cultural, organizational and strategic negotiations. Of key focus are multi-stakeholder, group-level, and leadership negotiations dealing with complex issues and multiple agendas. We focus broadly on negotiation tactics including integrative, distributive and multi-party strategies. Students develop skills by drawing from theoretical frameworks and applying them within an experiential learning environment.
This doctoral level management course gives students the resources and competencies to explore the underlying value issues involved in business involvement in complex global sustainability challenges, including regarding healthcare, environment, equity, as well as international peace and diplomacy. Students learn to frame ethical issues, design solutions, and make ethical decisions with respect to particular organizational contexts and leadership situations. We aim to answer the following questions: (1) What ethical repertoires and skills help leaders succeed in contributing to society? (2) How do we conceptualize and apply justice in the context of ethical leadership practice in our organizations and in business? (3) What personal development is needed to enhance leaders' abilities to operate in the world? (4) How can we seek the personal and collective wisdom necessary for flourishing?