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Global Teaching Academy inducts three new faculty for their outstanding achievements in internationalization


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Established in 2014, the Global Teaching Academy recognizes and celebrates exceptional teaching in an international context. Since its inception, the Academy has hosted twenty colleagues and recognized their efforts to internationalize Auburn University’s curricula and student experiences. On April 25, the Office of International Programs hosted an induction ceremony to honor the three new members of the Academy. Acting Provost Vini Nathan, Deputy Provost for International Programs Andrew Gillespie and Academy members attended the ceremony to congratulate and celebrate the new Academy members.

Garry L. Adamsdoctorate from Florida State University, is an associate professor of strategic management at Auburn. Adams’ research interests include corporate governance, power and politics in organizations, organizational learning and resource management, and M&A integration processes. His work has been published or is in media outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Business Horizons, Journal of Knowledge Management, Journal of Business and Psychology, the Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies. , Journal of Managerial Issues and the initial volume of The Many Faces of Multi-Level Issues, among others. Adams currently serves on the editorial boards of Group and Organization Management and the African Journal of Management. He has served as a reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Business Research, Knowledge Management Research and Practice, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology. He is currently Program Director for Harbert College of Business Study Abroad Programs, leading study abroad, consulting projects, MBA cultural and business travel, and student internship programs. in South Africa, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic. Republic, Italy and Spain. Adams served as Director of Placement Services for the Academy of Management, in the Officer Rotation, South Management Association, or SMA, President during the 2018-19 academic year and on the SMA Board of Directors, as well than on the board of directors. for the Auburn-Opelika Habitat for Humanity and Haddie’s Home. Adams also has previous work experience in the petroleum refining industry.

Kelly Ann Krawczyk is an associate professor and director of the doctoral program in the Department of Political Science. Krawczyk’s research focuses on the relationship between civil society and democratic governance. She is particularly interested in the impact of civil society on political behavior. His research has been published in public administration and civil society journals, including Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, and the Journal of Civil Society. She is also the author of book chapters, as well as government and professional publications for the Liberia Governance Commission and the World Bank. She is currently working on a volume edited under contract with Palgrave Macmillan entitled “Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives: The Contributions of Women to Development in West Africa”, edited by Kelly Krawczyk, Bridgett King and Atta Ceesay.

Krawczyk regularly teaches a course called Public Administration, Civil Society and Democracy, and has traveled with students on this course to Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and South Africa. This graduate-level course uses an African country as a case study to explore the relationship between public administration, civil society and democracy. The course also includes a two-week trip during the semester. Students learn about the processes and institutions of governance, public administration, and civil society through in-country interaction with government officials, members of civil society, academics, and citizens. The trip also provides students with the opportunity to engage in rapid field assessment research and engage in cultural and tourism activities.

Krawczyk is a founding committee member of the Strengthening Civil Society Research in West Africa project, an initiative of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, funded by the Ford Foundation. She is also a Democracy and Development Fellow at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development, or CDD-Ghana. Krawczyk is co-founder of the Global Development Solutions, or GDS, Lab in Auburn. The GDS Lab is an interdisciplinary initiative in Auburn that promotes global research, teaching, and community research. The mission of the GDS Lab is to advance global research, teaching, and engaged scholarship that promotes sustainable community development, protects civic space, and leverages synergies between the disciplines of nonprofit studies, philanthropy, and social work.

Dan Padgetdoctorate from Pennsylvania State University, is an associate professor of marketing who joined Auburn from Tulane University in 2005. His research interests include promotional strategy, pricing, service marketing, and international marketing.

His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Interactive Marketing, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Management International Review, Journal of Product and Brand Management, Journal of Marketing Education, Marketing Education Review and Journal of Global Marketing, among others. He is co-author of a manual on the principles of marketing: Applied Marketing, John Wiley & Sons 2nd, also available in Canadian version.

Padgett teaches marketing principles and strategy courses at undergraduate and graduate/executive level and has won teaching awards at both levels. He has international experience in training marketing and sales managers, particularly in China, having taught executive programs on sales management and marketing strategy for the China Europe International Business School, or CEIBS, in Shanghai and Ghana, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the Nordic International Management Institute. .

Padgett is currently director/co-director of the Harbert College of Business, or HCoB, 12-week summer abroad Complete Business Minor and Fast Track business core program in Rome and Madrid. For summer 2022, these programs have nearly 100 students, 10 faculty members and a budget of over $1 million. He was also director of HCoB’s summer internship programs in London, Dublin, Prague, Rome and Madrid, as well as consultancy project programs in the Chinese cities of Chengdu, Shanghai and Beijing, as well as in Rome and Madrid. He has also served on the HCoB Global Programs Committee for the past seven years.

These three faculty members were selected for their achievements in international research and teaching and their commitment to internationalizing Auburn’s curriculum in their respective fields of study. As members of the Academy, the faculty will play a vital role in the biannual Auburn Symposium on International Perspectives in University Teaching and Learning.scheduled for May 28-30, 2023 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, and will strive to meet the Academy’s goals:

• Recognize our peers for their interest and efforts in the globalization of the Auburn curriculum• Facilitate the offering of international courses on campus to complement the recent growth of study abroad courses and exchange programs offered abroad• Create a favorable interdisciplinary environment for students to internationalize their academic programs• Induct our recognized academy members into Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars

For more information on the Global Teaching Academy, please visit the Office of International Programs website.