Graduate teaching award
The 2015 Diane Harkins Coughlin and Christopher J. Coughlin Faculty Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching Winner
By Zachary Jason
Associate Professor of Management and Organization Tieying Yu, the winner of the Carroll School's 2015 Diane Harkins Coughlin and Christopher J. Coughlin Faculty Excellence Award in Graduate Teaching, wants to ensure students get the most out of her 100 percent case-based MBA courses in strategic management and global strategy. She chooses cases that span a variety of settings, from multinational to domestic, manufacturing to financial services; offers updates as “reality checks to students’ analyses”; and helps “sharpen reasoning skills by challenging students a lot in class discussion.” Yu often asks her students to help collect data for new research, and conducts rigorous one-on-one mock job interviews.
Yu, who joined the Carroll School faculty in 2003 after earning her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, spoke with Carroll Capital via Skype from Hong Kong, where she is researching the success of family-run businesses. She says she draws regularly when teaching from her research on market competition.