Teaching is the greatest privilege of our profession. The opportunity to influence, support, and witness the growth of others is an incredibly rewarding experience. During my PhD program, I have had the opportunity to serve as an instructor for an undergraduate course on Negotiation. In addition, I have supported several other courses as a teaching assistant, including: Leading Change (EMBA), Defining Moments in Leadership (MBA), and The Hatchery (entrepreneurship course for MBAs). Before returning to academia I designed, developed and delivered a variety of training programs for IBM executives and Fortune 100 clients in North America, Europe, and Asia.


While serving as an instructor for an undergraduate course on negotiation at Olin Business School, I received favorable ratings with an overall instructor rating of 9.82 (out of 10) compared to the departmental average of 8.80 and a business school-wide average of 8.70. With regard to the class, students stated, “the best class I’ve taken at Olin”, “my favorite class of all 5 semesters!”, and “this is one of my favorite classes that I’ve ever taken.” Students saw as most valuable the practicality of the material, the way in which current events were incorporated into class discussion, as well as the use of experiential learning techniques including case studies, exercises, and in-class simulations. As an instructor, students described me as caring, helpful, and enjoyable.


I am eager to teach entrepreneurship and organizational behavior courses given my research interests. In addition, I am comfortable teaching specialized courses including negotiation, leadership, and teams. Finally, I would be comfortable teaching organizational theory courses, including topics such as organization design and social networks.