Current Ph.D. student, Prasart Jongjaroenkamol, was recently awarded the 2012-13 Fred Moore Assistant Instructor Award for Teaching Excellence. The award is chosen by a Faculty Selection Committee appointed by the dean. It recognizes and rewards teaching excellence among the Assistant Instructors of the McCombs School of Business,
Originally from Thailand, Prasart chose the McCombs School of Business to earn his Masters in Professional Accounting (MPA) based upon the program’s solid reputation abroad. After receiving his MPA, he decided to stay at the McCombs School for his Ph.D.
He received his bachelor's degree from Thammasat University before going to work for KPMG in Thailand. Before he came to the U.S., he taught undergrads at his alma mater.
“To me, the best part about teaching is when I see students understand the material. Some students also share their own personal experiences that I learn from, and this makes the classroom more interesting and enjoyable.” Prasart said, reflecting on what draws him to teaching.
As he continues to pursue his Ph.D., Prasart plans to follow his research interests in both financial accounting and managerial accounting. His current project is about corporate governance and executive compensation. He's already received the Dean’s Award For Academic Excellence and became a Sommerfeld Scholar in the spring 2011. This new teaching award is another well-deserved honor for Prasart.