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Four Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty members have received Class of 2022 Faculty Teaching Award Honors.

The Class of 2022 students honored HBS faculty members Mattias Fibiger, Nori Gerardo Lietz, Emily McComb and David Moss for their excellence and dedication to teaching, as well as for the positive impact they had both inside and outside of the classroom.

“Faculty at HBS has such a visible place in the HBS experience in leading the case method discussions, but our class has also seen the incredible impact they have outside of the classroom with coffee talks, dinners, career advice, startup critiques and everything have many moments that we will cherish,” said Brandon Angelini and April Weathers, co-chairs of the 2022 Class Day Committee, in a press release. “On behalf of our entire class, we would like to thank the entire faculty team who helped create our HBS experience and congratulate this year’s Faculty Teaching Award recipients.”

AWARD CRITERIA

Honors for the Faculty Teaching Award are based on six main criteria for both the first year of the compulsory curriculum (RC) and the second year of the elective curriculum (EC).

  1. Inspiration: Transfers the passion for the subject to the students
  2. knowledge transfer: Makes difficult course material accessible to all students through clear explanations and proven relevance
  3. Accessibility: Available to students outside of the classroom on a personal and professional basis
  4. Career Advice: Helps identify industry contacts and evaluate potential career options
  5. Life quality: Helps improve the quality of life on campus
  6. Feedback: Gives feedback that contributes to professional and personal development

MATTIAS FIBIGER

Mattias Fibiger, Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Business, Government, and International Economy (BGIE) Unit, was recognized for his outstanding contribution to the BGIE classroom during the class of RC Year 2022.

“All HBS professors are well prepared, but Fibiger’s level of preparation enhanced the teaching experience from the moment he presented each case to the section. No case was too big (or too small) for him,” says one student. “His academic training as a historian served as a reservoir of knowledge from which the class drew regularly. His presentations – both in terms of content and presentation – were world class. Finally, Fibiger took the time to get to know each of us by showing his time, energy and resources outside of the classroom. He truly is the best of the best and we are fortunate to have spent time learning from him.”

NORI GERARDO LIETZ

Nori Gerardo Lietz, Senior Lecturer in Business Studies in the Finance and Corporate Governance Departments, was recognized for her outstanding contribution as a teacher in the Real Estate Private Equity and Starting a Private Investment classes during the Class of EC Year 2022.

“Professor Lietz was one of the most influential people during my time at HBS. She cares so much about our ability to learn a challenging subject properly—I’ve cried over many cases and assignments, but I’m so grateful that she pushed and challenged me,” says one student. “I am honored and fortunate to have attended two of your courses. I can’t thank her enough for what she taught us and for being so caring and supportive.”

EMILY MCCOMB

Emily McComb, a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Unit, was recognized for her outstanding contribution in the Finance 2 (FIN 2) classroom during the 2022 RC year.

“Professor McComb brought FIN 2 to life in a way that made complicated subjects feel like something we could grasp and dare I say it was fun. From the little things like starting each class with a song relevant to the case, to the big ones like facilitating our class discussions, she made sure no one was left behind and that we went home with generalizable lessons learned from each case,” says a student . “It was clear how much she has invested in each student and our section – leading optional review sessions and following up our section leadership. HBS is an institution that prides itself on having the best professors and she is the kind of professor that we come to HBS for.”

David Moss

David Moss, Paul Whton Cherington Professor of Business Studies and Department Head of the BGIE Unit, was recognized for his outstanding contribution in the Creating the Modern Financial System (CMFS) classroom during the Class of EC Year 2022.

“Professor Moss’ incredible ability to demonstrate the power of history and politics to change the course of nations gave me the courage I needed to choose a career in the public sector,” said one student. “In addition to his excellent teaching hours, he took the time to help me think through and shape a career path and introduced me to several professors and professionals who also guided me. Above all, his kindness, positive reinforcement, and trust in me gave me confidence that I would thrive in any environment and always be supported along the way. I’ve taken several bold steps this year and he deserves all the credit for teaching me to dream again.”

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