Teaching Workshop

Teaching International Business: An Interactive Workshop

Thursday, October 24th from TBA

The practice of international business continues to evolve in the current environment of mega disruptions and uncertainty. In the meantime, new instructional technologies are being added to the instructor’s toolbox. For international business educators, the changing environment of cross-border business implies new and novel approaches to educating the next generation of business leaders.  Among other things, business educators need to reflect such new realities as: risk management, trade conflicts, increased polarization, and a new world order.

Our teaching must be relevant, engaging, and innovative.  The new generation of students, both undergraduate and graduate, provides new challenges for educators. How can we share the excitement of an interconnected global economy with our students? How can we best connect and communicate with them via such pedagogical approaches as: experiential exercises and projects; online learning; videos; and cases and exercises?

Whether you’re teaching a core course in international business to all business undergraduates or an advanced course as a part of an IB specialization, this group of workshop leaders are master teachers who constantly engage in course development and revision, developing new teaching resources and pedagogy, and innovating new approaches to engage our students, provide experiential opportunities, and equip them with work-ready skills and competencies.

Join us for a conversation where we will share our experiences and tools for teaching international business.

Workshop Chairs

Dr. Cuneyt Evirgen

  • Cuneyt Evirgen serves as senior academic professional at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University. He is also a faculty member at the Institute of International Business (IIB) and Faculty Director for GSU-CIBER.
  • Reflecting on his career path of 33+ years which spans business practice and academia, Dr. Evirgen is a seasoned executive, educator, scholar, mentor in international business and strategy, retailing and executive education.
  • He holds BSc degrees both in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics as well as an MBA degree from Bosphorous University in Istanbul, and a PhD degree in Marketing and International Business from Michigan State University. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award given by the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.
  • Dr. Evirgen has also been publishing in academic and trade journals, book chapters and company cases along with having 27 years of experience as an independent board member in various public and private companies with experience and expertise in marketing and retailing strategy and international business.
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Dr. Salomao De Farias

  • Dr. De Farias is a professor of International Business at J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University (GSU) and holds a Doctor degree from the School of Economics and Business, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Prior to joining GSU, he served as a tenured Marketing professor at the School of Business, Federal University of Pernambuco in Brazil where he worked for 25 years. He has taught as visiting faculty at Breda University (Netherlands), and at Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC) as a Scholar-in-Residence with a Fulbright grant.
  • His academic activities include coordinating the business graduate program at the university of Pernambuco (Doctorate and MBA programs), member on the Marketing scientific committee for the Brazilian Academy of Management Meeting (ENANPAD), Area Committee member at CNPq Federal Brazilian agency, Editor of BAR – Brazilian Administration Review, among other activities.
  • Dr. De Farias was an exchange student at Vanderbilt University’s School of Management, Visiting Researcher at Auburn University’s College of Business. His prior work experience includes developing executive training programs, designing research projects, study abroad programs, grant proposals, and coordinating a research center at UFPE University, Brazil.
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Dr. Evaristo F. Doria

  • Evaristo F. Doria, Ed.D., is a former Fortune 100 executive who has worked in more than 20 countries. He is currently Principal Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Business – J. Mack Robinson College of Business – Georgia State University. He is also the coauthor of four books in the field of business strategy.
  • He received his Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) from University of St. Thomas, MN.
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