Thunderbird Professor Roe Goddard Awarded “Most Valuable Faculty” by Chinese University

December 2, 2012

Photo courtesy of Yi Mingli, Southwest University of Finance and Economics

On Dec. 2, 2012, Thunderbird School of Global Management Professor Roe Goddard, Ph.D., was awarded Most Valuable Faculty by Southwest University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) in Chengdu, Sichuan, China where he also teaches business. Goddard has received similar recognition at Thunderbird, having twice been awarded the Most Valuable Professor distinction in Thunderbird’s Executive MBA program.

The special recognition was given at the 10th anniversary celebration of SWUFE’s Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree program in front of an audience of 1,500 people. The purpose of the award was to recognize the faculty member who was considered most valuable for the entire duration of the program.

Goddard was involved in the initial strategic planning for the roll-out of the SWUFE degree, provided case teaching method training for the business faculty, has given various presentations, and has taught a course in the EMBA program for the past 10 years.

“When one member of our community is honored, we are all honored,” said Rebecca Henriksen, Thunderbird’s Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Management. “This is a great example of how our faculty are respected throughout our industry and the world.”

At Thunderbird, Goddard is an Associate Professor of Global Business with specialized expertise in international financial issues, globalization and strategic management, as well as all aspects of doing business in China. He teaches in Thunderbird’s Executive and Full-time MBA programs, and also plays a key role in numerous custom programs for global corporations.