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Dr Reshma Shah honored with Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

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Atlanta, GA, May 13, 2019: Reshma H. Shah, Ph.D., an associate professor of marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School is a recipient of this year’s Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.

 The award was established by Emory Williams, a 1932 Emory College alumnus and long-time trustee, and recognizes faculty who strive from excellence in teaching, curriculum development, pedagogy, and educational innovation.

The award recognizes faculty members who teach undergraduate students at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Goizueta Business School, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, and Oxford College.

“As an Emory Williams Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award recipient, you have garnered the utmost respect from your colleagues in our academic community. You have excelled in fostering participation, inquiry, and creative expression in the classroom, exemplified the highest quality of teaching scholarship through teaching and mentoring students, retained a continual record of outstanding accomplishment and ongoing commitment to teaching, and made significant contributions that impact and advance Emory,” said a letter from the Office of the Provost, Dr. Dwight A. McBride.

“Your commitment and achievements enrich Emory’s impact and eminence, and this award helps express the University’s appreciation for your dedication,” the letter added.

Dr.  Shah is an Associate Professor of Marketing at Goizueta. She joined the business school faculty in 1997 after completing her Ph.D. in Marketing from the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois – UC and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

In addition to her education, Reshma has worked full time in Corporate Component Procurement for IBM Corporation; in Litigation Consulting for Price Waterhouse; in Strategic Brand Planning for Unilever, PLC; and in Account Management for Leo Burnett Advertising.

Award recipients receive a framed certificate at the diploma ceremony of the school where the faculty member’s primary appointment is housed. The recognition also comes with a monetary award of $4,000.

Award recipients hold a record of excellence in teaching, having made major contributions in their academic discipline to curriculum development, pedagogy, and educational innovation. They have earned the respect of colleagues both at Emory and in the larger academic community.


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