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BHP Faculty

BHP Faculty

BHP Faculty

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

BHP Faculty 

BHP professors are hand-picked to teach BHP classes because of their skills, dedication, and outstanding teaching styles. They are the best that McCombs has to offer because they understand the unique needs of honors students and are committed to building rapport with their students. Our faculty will challenge you in the classroom and support your professional aspirations outside of the classroom. With programs like “Dining with a Professor” and “Professors Have Interests Too,” you will have the opportunity to build a strong and lasting relationship with all of your professors, who will be your champions and advocates. Here are just a few of the professors teaching BHP classes. Learn more about what our students thought about their class and their teaching style. 

Ashish Agarwal

Ashish Agarwal

Assistant Professor

Class: MIS 301H

Ashish Agarwal Professor: Ashish Agarwal
Class: Introduction to Information Technology Management - MIS 301H

Research: Advertiser behavior, alliances in the software market, interaction between platform and application, analysis of profitability and, advertising networks

 

 

What students say about his class: "Professor Agarwal’s MIS 301H class is an incredible introduction to the growing industry of technology and the role we will be playing in it. Discussions begin with the case based curriculum, and expand to cover current events and their applications to our future careers. Professor Agarwal creates an environment that is challenging and encouraging, and he is always willing to spend time to make sure his students understand the material inside and outside the classroom. His in depth knowledge of the topics and his dedication to teaching them made this the most rewarding course of my freshman year."  – Kate Shanks
Leigh McAlister

Leigh McAlister

Associate Dean for Research

Class: MKT 337H

Leigh McAlister Professor: Leigh McAlister
Class: Principles of Marketing – MKT 337H    

Research: Consumer’s reactions to marketing interventions and strategic implications of those reactions, marketing models and marketing strategy

 

 

What students say about her class: "I enjoyed the energy that Dr. McAlister brought to the class-- she was always very passionate about marketing and you couldn't help but get caught up in her enthusiasm. She does a great job showing you how to apply marketing frameworks, integrates lots of real-world examples and runs a very interactive classroom to keep you always on your feet. She will show you how "marketing is the department of growth", and how to always keep consumer needs at the forefront of all a business does.  I think theres sometimes a misconception that marketing just makes us want things we don't need. Dr. McAlister taught me that this is wrong-- marketing is identifying what people already want, and meeting that need with a solution. It is a lesson for all business majors, and whether you want to major in marketing or not, the class really shapes the way you think about what value firms have to offer to consumers." – Robina Ghosh

Robert Prentice

Robert Prentice

Director, BHP; Department Chair, BGS

Classes: LEB 323H, BA151H

Robert Prentice Professor: Robert Prentice
Class: Business Law and Ethics – LEB 323H, Sophomore Lyceum – BA151H

Research: Accounting regulation and liability, business ethics, business law, securities law

 

 

 

What students say about his class: "Dr. Prentice has dedicated a large portion of his time to the Business Honors Program, promoting and teaching students about the importance of ethics and integrity in today's world.  In his Business Law and Ethics class, Dr. Prentice does not simply pass on knowledge of the law and how it will affect BHP students as we venture out into the world; he uses relevant and current examples to encourage his students to think critically about the distinctions and intersection of what is legal and what is ethical. In Dr. Prentice's class, we are forced to question what we know and decide what kind of person we want to be when inevitably faced with the ethical dilemmas of any career. Whether we are discussing numerous legal cases throughout class or learning from Dr. Prentice's seemingly limitless knowledge of business law, dull moments in LEB 323H are virtually nonexistent. I am grateful that I had the chance to learn about issues I will soon be facing in the business world from someone who is so passionate about preparing his students for a career in the business world." – Kyle Campbell

Y Sekou Bermiss

Y. Sekou Bermiss

Assistant Professor

Class: MAN 336H

Y Sekou Bermiss Professor: Y. Sekou Bermiss
Class: Organizational Behavior – MAN 336H

Research: Organizational identity, organizational reputation, top management teams, managing knowledge workers

 

 

 

What students say about his class: "When I walked into his classroom for the first time last spring, it wasn't just Professor Bermiss' self-assured and confident persona that impressed me. I was inspired by his ability to present a curriculum based on constant student-to-student interaction and active class participation. His teaching of the MAN 336H involved cases about Disney theme parks and idea generation companies that spoke to the interests of the generation of students he was teaching. In addition, he utilized different mediums to relay his message, ranging from short video clips, to comics and interactive learning exercises. For example, one of the most memorable moments of the class involved some of our classmates acting as senior executives in a company. They were tasked with persuading the rest of us "lower" employees to buy into a new strategic initiative, and the exercise boiled down to one very stubborn employee holding out against them. Watching the different persuasion tactics our "managers" used was incredibly fascinating. This exercise exemplified the mood of Professor Bermiss' class: interactive, fast-paced, and relevant." – Miriam Petsch