Philosophy of teaching: Coming into academia with eleven years of industry experience as Auditor, Internal Auditor and CFO, and maintaining the business connections through continues consulting, the most important foundation of my teaching philosophy is the desire to help to bridge the gap between theory and practice. Additionally, I attempt to engage and empower the students in their own learning process, I utilize variety of learning vehicles and pedagogical methods. Finally, I treat my classes as an “All You Can Eat” venue. I provide a substantial quantity of materials beyond the minimum requirements and accordingly enable the students to choose as much as they want or need from each class.
Special areas of expertise or research interests: Managerial Economics, Applied Economics, Experimental Economics, Game Theory and Behavioral Economics.
Other Interests: Human Right Issues, Middle Eastern Politics and Economics, Reading, Movies, Mountain Climbing, Classical Music, Soccer, Boxing, Martial Arts.
Teaching background: Total of eighteen years teaching at various settings. The experience encompasses teaching at residential Liberal Arts environment, Non-Traditional undergraduate level, traditional MBA program, Executive MBA classes, and Specially designed MBA for professionals (health care, engineering, etc). The subject taught include Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Applied Business Economics, Managerial Economics, Managerial Finance, Quantitative Methods, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, and Cost Accounting