Auburn University’s Global Teaching Academy has a distinct Harbert College of Business flavor. The Academy recently inducted Daniel Butler, Executive Director of Global Programs at Harbert College, and Chris Shook, Russell Professor and Department of Management Chair, into its 2015 class.
The Auburn University Office of International Programs created the Global Teaching Academy in 2014 to recognize and celebrate exceptional teaching in an international context.
Butler (left), also the Thomas Walter Chair of Technology Management and Marketing, co-founded the first Study Abroad program at Harbert College in 1996 – taking 30 students to Eastern Europe. He has worked with the Business-Engineering-Technology program with joint programs between business and engineering schools in the United Kingdom and India. Roughly 350 Harbert College students annually study global business overseas – including trips to China, Italy, Ireland, England, Spain, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany.
Shook (right) directs the Central and Eastern European Studies Program (CEESP), and organizes annual summer study abroad programs – taking students this year (May 18-June 23) to Slovenia, Austria and Croatia.
“They are not just learning from a book,” Shook said. “They learn the principles before they go to Europe, then meet with executives from companies and get to apply what they have learned.”