April 26, 2018 • By UCI Paul Merage School of Business
Machiavelli “Max” W. Chao, a full time lecturer at The Paul Merage School of Business, has been selected as Lecturer of the Year, a campus-wide honor, for his excellence in undergraduate teaching. Chao will be recognized along with Assistant Professor of Finance David Yang who is the Merage School Dean’s Honoree, during the 25th Annual Celebration of Teaching being held April 26th.
“Max has received praise from peers, colleagues and students alike. He is a dedicated academician, who takes pride in his teaching. As an expert in both accounting and tax law, Max has much to offer his students and the community at large,” said Eric Spangenberg, dean of the Merage School. “The Lecturer of the Year award, the first of its kind for the Merage School, could not go to a more deserving individual.”
During the Celebration of Teaching, two categories of awards are presented. The first is the Campus Wide Awards, which includes the Lecturer of the Year. Recipients for this category are selected by members of the Academic Senate Council on Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience, and are given a monetary award in addition to public recognition. Selections are based on campus-wide nominations from peers, colleagues, and students. A Dean’s Honoree award is presented to those selected by school deans for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
“David is an innovative professor who brings enthusiasm and insightfulness to the classroom. He is a valued member of the Merage School and we are proud to recognize him as our Dean’s Honoree,” said Spangenberg.
More than 150 members from all areas of the UCI campus community are expected to attend the Celebration of Teaching to honor these outstanding faculty.