Hoda Vaziri, PhD
“Teaching is about making some kind of dent in the world so that the world is different than it was before you practiced your craft”
– Stephen Brookfield, The Skillful Teacher (1990: 18)
I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to teach a variety of management classes to an extremely diverse set of students. Unique to the Ph.D. program at the University of Texas at Arlington was the requirement that doctoral students complete a higher education teaching course prior to teaching in the College of Business. The seminar content included basic course preparation such as how to prepare a syllabus and create student learning outcomes; however, the course also provided an array of instructional methods designed to effectively disseminate a variety of course material which can be deployed as the circumstances dictate. Exposure to these formal methodologies, coupled with my teaching experience, has made me a much more effective instructor.
I am interested in teaching a variety of courses across areas of organizational behavior, human resource management, and quantitative methods. In particular, I am extremely interested in teaching master- and Ph.D.-level quantitative methods, including people analytics and basic statistics, longitudinal and multilevel modeling, and meta-analysis. In addition, given my research expertise in organizational behavior, and my training background in human resource management, I believe I am qualified and would enjoy teaching OB/HR courses.