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DATE: January 3, 2013 12:12:18 PM PST
WWU's College of Business and Economics Selects Kristi Lewis Tyran as its 2012-2013 Distinguished Teaching Fellow

Contact: Kyla McCauley, Western Washington University College of Business and Economics, (360) 650-4583, or kyla.mccauley@wwu.edu.

BELLINGHAM Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics has selected Kristi Lewis Tyran as its 2012-2013 Distinguished Teaching Fellow.

The Distinguished Teaching Fellow Award recognizes a tenured faculty member in the College of Business and Economics who has demonstrated sustained excellence through his or her contributions to the teaching mission of the College and to student learning in the fields of business and/or economics.

Tyran is an associate professor in the Department of Management and has been at Western since 2001.  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of teamwork, leadership, and professional skills.  In addition to her work in developing the Management curriculum, she has designed and coordinates the internship program for the Management program, and is one of the founding faculty members for Western’s “Ethical Global Citizenship” International Service Learning program in Africa. 

In 2005, Tyran received the College’s Allette and Cayden Franklin Excellence in Teaching Award for her work in developing the Virtual Mentor program for students.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Organizational Behavior Teaching Society (OBTS) and has been the Administrator for the OBTS’s Doctoral Institute for the past four years.   She is active in the area of educational scholarship and has published and presented numerous papers concerning approaches to enhance learning through virtual teams, virtual mentoring, reflection, and service learning. 

Tyran has a passion for teaching and works to help her students to reach their potential.  A representative comment from one of her former students is: “A true educator has the ability to impact a student’s life, not only scholastically, but personally and professionally.  I can recommend Kristi to you as a professor who strives to provide the necessary tools that her students will need in order for them to find their own path to success.”

For more information contact Kyla McCauley, College of Business and Economics, (360) 650-4583, or kyla.mccauley@wwu.edu .

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