Award-Winning Instruction


Students Honor Faculty, GSIs with Cheit Teaching Awards

Poised on the brink of summer, with its new career opportunities, internships, or continuing coursework, Berkeley-Haas students took time to pay tribute to faculty members and graduate student instructors (GSIs) by bestowing Earl F. Cheit Awards for excellence in teaching.

Asst. Finance Prof. Walden

Finance faculty were honored with four of the awards, with Peter Goodson winning for his teaching in the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program, Mark Rubinstein for the Master’s in Financial Engineering Program, Alexei Tchistyi for work in the PhD Program, and Johan Walden for his teaching in the Evening MBA Program.

The Full-time MBA program honored Richard Sloan of the Haas Accounting Group, while the Weekend MBA Program, recognized Terry Taylor of the Operations and Information Technology Management Group. The Undergraduate Program gave the award to Jennifer Walske of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Students recognized with GSI awards were: Edward Egan, a Business and Public Policy PhD student, who worked in the Full-Time MBA Program; James McLaughlin, a Finance PhD student, for his work in the Weekend MBA Program; and Sam Snyder, MBA 11, former president of the Haas Finance Club, for his work in the Undergraduate Program.

Recipients are selected by student panels from student nominations. Dean Emeritus Earl “Budd” Cheit established the awards in 1976 and made teaching excellence one of his top priorities.

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From 2011-2013, Valerie Gilbert focused on sharing stories of Berkeley MBA student achievements and connection to the Haas Defining Principles. At Haas since 2004 and now Associate Director of Content Marketing, she still enjoys revealing the different facets of life at Berkeley-Haas to a variety of audiences.