I consider learning to be one of the most exciting and satisfying experiences in life and I seek to generate a similar enthusiasm for learning amongst my students. Teaching is also highly complementary to my research and consulting as a source of inspiration and new ideas. Given my teaching experiences as a professor, PhD and MBA student and while working as a strategy consultant, I am experienced and comfortable teaching at all levels within and beyond the business school. My teaching interests span the areas of core strategy, leadership, non-market and political strategy, the cannabis industry, consulting, and corporate social responsibility. Last Updated: June 15, 2021.
My Teaching Experiences and Advice
The following pages provide a summary of my past experiences and advice for other on specific teaching topics;
- Teaching Leadership
- Teaching Tools and Technologies
- Teaching Consulting
- Teaching the Business of Marijuana
My Teaching Experience
McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia:
- GCOM7651 Strategic Leadership (graduate MS Global Commerce program)
- COMM4660 Management Consulting & Advisory Services (undergraduate)
- GCOM7560 Management Consulting & Advisory Services (graduate MS Commerce program)
- COMM4881 Leadership Practicum – Spring 2021
- COMM4690 Global Management – Fall 2021
As a General Faculty member at UVA, my efforts are focused on teaching and curriculum/program development. In addition to the courses I have taught to date, I am also exploring the development of potential new courses in Global Strategy, Leadership, Non-Market Strategy and the Business of Cannabis and an International Consulting Practicum course in Costa Rica.
Daniels College of Business, University of Denver:
- MGMT 2850 Pioneering Business for the Public Good (Undergraduate required core course focused on the interaction between business, government and society. In Fall 2015 we launched a Friday Business & Society speaker series where high-profile individuals (Former Colorado Governor Dick Lamm, Ambassador Chris Hill, Will McCollum of Uber Colorado, etc.) spoke on topics relevant to the course. In 2017 we reorganized the course around a quarter-long social impact project. The course was previously named “Business & Society” and “Public Policy and Business”)
- MGMT 4650 Introduction to Management Consulting (graduate elective course)
- MGMT 2650 Introduction to Management Consulting (undergraduate elective course)
- MGMT 3700/4700 Business of Marijuana (undergraduate elective course)
- Participation in international teaching programs in Rwanda, Taiwan, and Egypt
- Executive and Custom Programs focused on consulting skills, strategic management, and business-government relations
Video: Teaching with Cases with Professor Paul Seaborn
Rotman School of Commerce, University of Toronto: I co-taught the Business-Government Relations MBA elective course with Prof. George Fleischmann.
LEADER Project, Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario: I taught business cases in both Nizhniy Tagil, Russia and Sofia, Bulgaria during my two-year MBA program. The experience played a key role in my decision to later become a professor and to seek out other international teaching opportunities.
External Teaching Resources
Excelling as a teacher requires ongoing development and improvement. Below are links to resources that I have discovered over the years and found useful. I am happy to discuss any of them!
UVA Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) – Workshops, Events, Grants, Resources to support teaching excellence including the in-person Course Design Institute, online C3 Design Institute and Ignite program.
UVA Teaching Continuity – Recent website with resources for remote teaching.
Carpenter Strategy Toolbox – A collection of teaching resources specifically focused on strategic management topics
Tomorrow’s Professor Postings – A variety of Stanford faculty development resources by email.