UVA Darden Professor Marc Lipson Honored With All-University Teaching Award

University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Marc Lipson has been given a University-wide honor for instruction in and out of the classroom.

UVA Darden Marc Lipson

Professor Marc Lipson

The All-University Teaching Awards, which are administered by the UVA Provost’s Office, honor professors who create “exciting learning environments that helped their students not only think like a nurse, astrophysicist, evolutionary biologist, criminal lawyer, financial manager, or public intellectual, but also act like one in academic and other professional settings,” according to a story on UVA Today.

Lipson, who teaches in the Finance area at Darden, was cited for his commitment to student development and aiding in curriculum enhancement, among other factors.

Marc L. Lipson has been leading the Darden School in what he calls “student-centered learning” since shortly after arriving in 2005. His supporters said he has the “ability to get students to engage with difficult problems, experiment with solutions, and in the process understand markets and organizations.”

Lipson also developed “Darden Before Darden,” a pre-matriculation program that supports students from diverse backgrounds to acquaint them with the school and Darden’s methods. Dean Scott Beardsley, who nominated Lipson, said he accommodates everyone from bankers to poets.

“Leadership today is about inviting in varied perspectives and influencing action. It is about authenticity and passion. … My personal belief is that student-centered learning is not only the best way to ensure meaningful learning, but is uniquely suited to developing leaders.

Beardsley said Lipson moved to a slightly larger office so that he could better accommodate visits with student groups.

Read about all of the All-University Teaching Award recipients in the full piece on UVA Today. Read a 2016 profile of Lipson on The Darden Report.

About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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