What brought you to Hood College?
The desire to be a faculty member in a management department within a small liberal arts college.
What do you value most about your relationship with graduate students?
Personal interactions and the stimulating intellectual give-and-take in a classroom.
Why is teaching your dream job?
Teaching is my dream job because it enables me to share my passion and subject matter knowledge with an interested audience.
If you were to consider another career, what would you consider and why?
I would become a consultant as I like researching situations and solving complex organizational problems.
Describe your approach to teaching.
My approach to teaching depends on class level. In graduate and upper level classes, I prefer to use the Socratic method where there is a debate of ideas to foster critical thinking. In lower level classes, I use a combination of direct instruction, class participation and experiential learning.
What is/are your most memorable moment/s at Hood?
Seeing one of my students who had a lot of personal challenges walk across the stage to receive his diploma. Receiving a standing ovation when I won the Graduate School Teaching Award (in 2007) during a beautiful celebratory reception.
Describe your academic interests and research.
My academic interests include corporate strategy, international management and corporate social responsibility. I do research in the same areas. My current research involves the environmental management strategies of Indian multinational corporations.
When you aren’t teaching, what are you doing in your spare time?
I love reading mysteries and biographies. I also enjoy listening to political news and talk-shows. Traveling and experiencing different cultures is another activity that I love.
What are three books that you would recommend everyone read?
Covey’s “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Kuhn’s “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,” Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason.”