Alan Boss wins 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award

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Alan Boss, an assistant professor in the University of Washington Bothell School of Business, is the recipient of the University’s 2017 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Boss has “consistently proven himself as an outstanding and successful teacher, mentor and colleague,” said Chancellor Wolf Yeigh.

The award selection committee heard from undergraduate students and fellow faculty members who said Boss represents the best of UW Bothell teaching. The committee praised Boss for his commitment to community engagement and his ability to help students learn analytical and organizational skills to affect change in their world.

“I feel honored to receive this award. I am grateful for my mentors, my colleagues in the School of Business, and for the fantastic students I have been fortunate to teach,” Boss said.

Boss received a doctorate in organizational behavior from the University of Maryland. His research interests focus on leadership, leadership failure, entrepreneurial resilience and organizational change. His research has appeared in numerous psychology and management journals.

Since joining the UW Bothell faculty in 2009, Boss has taught courses in leadership and decision making, social responsibility, managerial effectiveness, organizational behavior and managing teams.

The UW Bothell Distinguished Teaching Award, created in 1995, is presented each year to a faculty member who has demonstrated sustained excellence in teaching, exemplifying what it means to fulfill the academic mission of the University of Washington Bothell.


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