UW Bothell MBA Programs Honor Juan Camilo Gomez as Professor of the Year


Monday, June 21, 2010
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BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell MBA Programs announce Juan Camilo Gomez, Ph.D., as the 2010 MBA Professor of the Year.  Gomez, is an Assistant Business Professor at the University of Washington Bothell.  

Gomez was selected by a vote of the 2010 MBA graduating class. Student Nathan Smith said, “Few things illustrate the captivation and enthusiasm exuded by Dr. Gomez more than the fact that thirty-seven students regularly looked forward to his Economics lectures each week, despite the fact that they were held between 8:00 and 10:00 at night.  His lectures represented one of those rare occasions where I could feel my world view shifting.  The thorough, colorful, and genuine approach demonstrated by Dr. Gomez unarguably makes him one of the finest instructors at the University of Washington Bothell's Business Program." 

Upon accepting the award, Gomez said, “I believe success in the classroom is impossible without challenging students. Coupled with my passion for teaching, my approach is to expose students to complex economic models and a higher level of quantitative proficiency. But an even greater challenge is to go past the equations and gain economic intuition: make the material applicable to the everyday decisions a manager must make.”

Gomez earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, Department of Economics with minor fields in game theory and financial economics.

The Technology MBA-Bothell and Leadership MBA-Bellevue are the two 22-month evening MBA Programs offered by the UW Bothell for working professionals. Details about the programs along with other undergraduate and graduate education programs at the University of Washington Bothell may be found at: www.uwb.edu .

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.