Stanford business students present awards for teaching and service

Students from the MBA, MSx and PhD programs have recognized two Graduate School of Business faculty members and one lecturer for their teaching and service.

Saumitra Jha received the 2020 MSx Teaching Excellence Award. (Elena Zhukova)

GLENN KRAMON has won the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Students presented Kramon, lecturer in management, the award in a celebratory Zoom meeting. Kramon, who has been an editor with the New York Times for more than 30 years, said the award meant more to him than any Pulitzer Prize ever could.

SAUMITRA JHA has won the MSx Teaching Excellence Award. Students in the MSx program presented Jha, associate professor of political economy, with the award during a Zoom ceremony. Upon accepting the honor, Jha told his students that teachers share a “profound duty to give you our best whenever we’re in the classroom.”

ARVIND KRISHNAMURTHY, the John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance, has won the PhD Faculty Distinguished Service Award. In acknowledging the honor, he said that one of the key reasons he came to Stanford GSB in 2014 was the quality of the students.

“The interaction between instructors and students, both in and out of the classroom, is central to GSB education,” said JONATHAN LEVIN, the Philip H. Knight Professor and dean of Stanford GSB. “Our extraordinary faculty and lecturers consistently go above and beyond, but the recipients of these teaching awards are distinguished for their clarity, passion and dedication.”

Read the full article on the Graduate School of Business website.