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Basu receives Watson Graduate School of Management teaching excellence honor

Published: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Dr. Raj Basu

Dr. Raj Basu, special projects advisor to the president at OSU-Tulsa and associate professor of management, received the 2019 Jack Allen Teaching Excellence Award for outstanding teaching in the MBA program on April 5 in Stillwater.

He is a four-time recipient of the Watson Graduate School of Management honor, having previously won in 2000, 2001 and 2007.

“I feel especially honored to receive this award because there are so many great teachers in the Spears School of Business,” Basu says. "I think I am able to do well in the classroom because I have great students who want to learn."

Basu is faculty advisor for the OSU-Tulsa President’s Leadership Society. Prior to returning to faculty, Basu served 15 years as vice president for academic affairs in Tulsa.

He also received the Greiner Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in 1996 and the Richard Poole Award for Outreach Excellence in 2012.

"Dr. Basu is most deserving of this prestigious honor," says Dr. Pamela Fry, OSU-Tulsa provost and vice president of academic affairs. "He is incredibly dedicated to his students and to their preparation as successful business professionals. His knowledgeable and creative approaches to teaching exemplify the ideas represented by the Jack Allen Teaching Award."

Basu earned an MBA at Duke University and a doctorate at Purdue University.

He has served or continues to serve on the boards of Tulsa CARES, Tulsa Botanic Garden, the City of Tulsa Human Rights Commission, Leadership Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Aerospace Alliance, Metro Tulsa Urban League, Greenwood Cultural Center and the community advisory board of the Junior League of Tulsa.

Basu is a member of the 18th class of Leadership Oklahoma.



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