Keeping the classroom anchored to current events won Jerome Taillard a nod in the 2012 Teaching Awards. An assistant professor in the finance department, Taillard won plaudits from his students for showing them how financial and economic theory relates to developments in the world.
Taillard says, "I constantly go outside the textbook and into the real world to show students that the concepts we cover in class influence the actions on Wall Street and in the corporate world on a daily basis."
He also brings his own passion to the material, pointing out that students won't be excited if their teachers aren't. "Students at the Carroll School are extremely motivated," he says. "I push them to think critically about the environment they live in. Finance is quantitative by nature, but I want them to go beyond the numbers and understand the human element and the incentives at play."