Fisher’s very own Dr. Ben Campbell has been nominated for the Business Professor of the Year Award given by the Economist Intelligence Unit. This is a great honor for Professor Campbell and he is definitely deserving of this recognition. Let me tell you a little more about why I will be voting for Professor Campbell.
I recently took a class from Professor Campbell and he was definitely a favorite. In the class I attended, Organizations, Markets, and Management, he taught extremely complicated business and economic principles in a simple and meaningful way.
Professor Campbell creates a safe atmosphere for Fisher MBA students to learn and to raise objections, and brings up interesting conversations to the class that are memorable, such as dedicating an entire class period to discussing the economics of modern pirates. He is very passionate about teaching, and this passion is apparent in the lessons he imparts and even through his exams.
In addition to being humorous and down to earth, he incorporates ethics and civic morality into the curriculum in a way that encourages discussion. It is refreshing that even through discussions about taxes, subsidies and healthcare reform, it is impossible to decipher his political views, as he is very adept at arguing both sides of an issue to get the students to look at issues from a different viewpoint than one normally would adopt.
Professor Campbell has an undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to teaching at OSU he taught at the Wharton School for three years.