Based on my decades of college and university teaching, and turoring experience, including a wide range of both undergraduate and graduate courses in business, economics, research methods, and critical thinking, in New England, North Georgia, and California, on campus and on-line, my teaching philosophy and tutoring approach focuses on the following points:
1) Student-centeredness: It is essential that each and every student be actively involved in the learning process, and the instructor must find ways of facilitating and enhancing that involvement. Each student’s background, needs, and skills must be taken into account.
2) Intellectual challenge: The materials being taught must be presented so as to challenge
each and every student’s particular orientation and skill set, contributing to their growth.
In particular, critical thinking skills should be developed and enhanced by the instructor.
3) Intellectual honesty: Course materials must present all reasonable points of view without bias, in an open and respectful fashion. Instructor views must not dominate the subject.
4) Relevance: The materials being taught should be relevant to both student needs and the basic subject matter of the course and program, and should be reviewed to meet that goal.
5) Fairness: The teaching process must be fair and unbiased in all regards, with respect for both differences among students and the fundamental rights of all students in the course.
6) Patience: Students learn at different speeds and in different manners; the instructor must be cognizant and capable of pacing all courses so as to challenge the faster learners while still encouraging other students to keep up with the materials and meet course standards.
COURSES TAUGHT: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Survey of Economics, Labor Economics, Economic Systems, Economic History, Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Marketing, International Business, Business of Sports, Negotiating, Arbitration and Mediation, Critical Thinking, Research Methods (grad. & undergrad.), Public Finance; community courses on such themes as: Changing Careers for Fun and Profit; Emergency Management and Hazard Mitigation; Investigative Techniques; Writing (both professional and amateur, ranging from articles to theses and books.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bowling Green State University
University of Pennsylvania
Advanced Doctoral Study
Social Science honor member
Business Adm. honor member
Summa Cum Laude graduate
Man of the Year