Mark Leung, associate professor of management science, was named the recipient of the 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award. The Regents’ Award is presented annually in recognition of faculty members who demonstrate extraordinary classroom performance and innovation in undergraduate instruction.
Known for his zeal and enthusiasm in the classroom, Leung teaches a variety of classes in the areas of management science, business statistics and operations/supply chain management.
“I strive to create intellectual challenges for my students that stimulate learning and that bring business practices from the real world into the classroom,” said Leung, who has taught at UTSA since 1999.
Making abstract concepts comprehensible, Leung engages his students throughout the curriculum and leaves the students wanting to learn more. It is typical for his past students to build their class schedule around taking another of his courses.
“Throughout my career, I realized that teaching is also a learning process for me,” he said. “I continue to be innovative in my curriculum and pedagogy and incorporate hands-on activities to make the educational experience more practical and relevant.”
Leung has developed numerous exercises involving the UTSA Roadrunner Café, UTSA library and even Starbucks which allow students to collect data on customer experiences while also learning valuable theories.
Award recipients undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty and external reviewers in the areas of classroom expertise, curricula quality, innovative course development and student learning outcomes.
Recognized consistently for his teaching, Leung has previously received the University of Texas System Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award in 2002 and in 2005 and other awards from the college and student body.
Leung was one of four UTSA faculty members and 63 educators system-wide recognized this year for this honor.
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