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Hojjat One of 14 in Nation Honored
for Teaching Excellence

Mehdi Hojjat with students


Mehdi Hojjat, Ph.D., associate professor of finance and international business at Neumann, is one of just 14 professors in the nation to receive the 2010 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs recognizes individuals each year who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.


Hojjat was honored in June, along with other recipients, at the 2010 ACBSP Annual Conference in Los Angeles.


“Dr. Hojjat has continuously demonstrated outstanding qualities of teaching,” said Arde Shahmaei, Ph.D., former dean of the Division of Business and Information Management at Neumann. Shahmaei nominated Hojjat for the award. “His students describe him as tough and demanding but fair. They have admired his commitment to his profession and respect for his students. Dr. Hojjat has shown leadership in curriculum development and has used a variety of tools and techniques to advance his teaching ability.”


The ACBSP established an International Teaching Excellence Award in 1995 to recognize outstanding classroom teachers in associate degree programs. In 2002, the group created a similar award to recognize excellence in teaching at the baccalaureate degree level.


ACBSP is the only specialized accrediting body for business schools that presents an award recognizing excellence in teaching. ACBSP currently has more than 729 members in 32 countries and nine regions. Neumann University is located in Region 2, representing colleges and universities in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.



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