Teaching has many facets. Something I love about teaching is that it provides the opportunity to share what I've learned. I have a passion for learning, and I can model this passion to students by encouraging critical thinking in the classroom, connecting with students and drawing out their understanding. I believe it's important to demonstrate the relevancy of what I'm teaching, so I try to merge elements of both my research and real-world practice into the course content whenever I can, and I especially enjoy integrating technology when appropriate -- many students seem to enjoy technology. I believe creativity, fairness, mutual respect, and organization are some of the qualities that I bring to the classroom. One of the greatest joys of teaching is seeing former students succeed in their own careers with professional and ethical responsibility, taking into account the economic, environmental, as well as societal impacts of their decisions.
Professional Highlights & Honors
The Atlantic featured a story about the impact of technology developed by Business School professor Andrew Trapp to improve refugee resettlement across the US and around the world. The article, How Technology Could Revolutionize Refugee Resettlement, describes an algorithm and software program Trapp and colleagues developed that calculates thousands of bits of data to help humanitarian aid agencies give each refugee the best shot at success in their new home.
The cover story of ORMS Today, the membership magazine of the Operations Research Society, featured work by an international team, led by Andrew Trapp, professor in the Foisie School of Business, to use analytics to create software to help aid organizations resettle refugees in their host countries.