Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy

Professor and Director of Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; Professor and Lecturer of Organizational Behavior; Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department

Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Master of Healthcare Administration

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Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy is the University of Utah Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Professor and Director and Professor and Lecturer of Organizational Behavior at the David Eccles School of Business. He has more than 37 years of leadership experience, including seven years of executive level positions overseas working with multinational corporations.

In 2017, Dr. Abe received the State of Utah Chamber of Commerce and United Way New Pioneer American Dream Award, as well as the 2017 Master’s Teaching Excellence Award.
He is a three-time recipient of the Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award, two-time recipient of the Professional MBA Excellence in Teaching Award, two-time recipient of the Master’s Teaching Excellence Award, the 2015 United States Higher Education Excellence in Teaching Award, two-times recipient of the Brady Superior Teaching Award, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Award, University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award, The Marvin Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award and many others.

His areas of interest in research and teaching include leadership and effective management, human resources management, Emotional Intelligence, ethics and social responsibility, and effective health care system delivery.

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Education

Doctoral degree in Ed. Administration and Human Resources Management, PH.D., University Of Utah

Honors & Awards

Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/07/2015

Professional Service Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014

Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014

Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award . University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 05/03/2013

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Gold Award. The Bill Daniels Ethics Leadership Initiatives , 12/16/2011

EMBA Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 05/06/2011

Masters Outstanding Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business U of U, 05/06/2011

University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award). University of Utah President, 2009

Executive MBA Teaching Award (Distinguished Teaching Award). Executive Education DESB, 2008

Brady Superior Teaching Award. DESB Alumni Association, 2007

ASUU Student Choice Award (Superior teaching award). ASUU, 2007

CFD Distinguished Teaching Award. Center for Disabled Students, 2006

Marvin J. Ashton Teaching Excellence Award (The David Eccles School of Business). The David Eccles School of Business, 2003

Teaching

ENTP 5880-001 ENTP Internship

MGT 6150-011 Leadership & Management

MGT 6150-030 Leadership & Management

MGT 6154-001 Comp Adv thru HR

MGT 6841-010 Business Ethics I

STRAT 5880-001 STRAT Internship

STRAT 6154-001 Comp Adv thru HR

ACCTG 6850-001 Accounting Ethics

ENTP 5880-001 ENTP Internship

MGT 6150-013 Leadership & Management

MGT 6154-011 Comp Adv thru HR

MGT 6154-030 Comp Adv thru HR

MGT 6540-001 Business Ethics

MGT 6540-002 Business Ethics

MGT 6540-003 Business Ethics

MGT 6540-010 Business Ethics

STRAT 5880-001 STRAT Internship

Publications

Bakhsheshy, A., & Chesteen, Susan, & Grikscheit, Gary. (2007). “Ethical Dilemma: When Student Rights and Institutional Responsibilities Collide.”. Decision Sciences Institute. Practice – other, Published, 11/2007.

Bakhsheshy, A., & Susan Chesteen and Denise B. McClain. (2004). ‘Directors of nursing in the long-term health care industry: Job dissatisfaction and turnover.’. (pp. 2201-2206). Decision Sciences Institute, Proceedings. Discipline based – other, Published, 2004.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Management . 03/23/199803/24/2016. Position : Member.

Service
  • Community Foundation of Utah. Role: Member of the organizing Committee and Judge. Working with the Foundation to recognize, celebrate and select the Utah Ethical Leadership Award. 02/08/2014 – present
  • The EMBA Committee. Role: Member of the Committee . The David Eccles School of Business. Scholarly Service. 08/2013 to present . 08/2013 – 12/2014
  • Management Department Curriculum Ad-Hoc Committee. Role: Chair. Developed two new courses for undergraduate manganese major. 08/2013 – 12/2013
  • The MBA Committee. Role: Member of the Committee. The DESB Full Time MBA Committee. 06/2013 – present
  • Management Department Internship Program. Role: Faculty advisor responsible for the course. The Undergraduate Management Internship Program. 01/2013 – 12/30/2013
  • David Eccles School of Business Bill Daniels’ Ethics initiatives. Role: co-chair. Bill Daniels Ethics Initiative Projects . 12/13/2012 – 12/13/2016
  • The David Eccles School of Business. Role: Member. Masters of Health Care Advisory Board . 10/15/2010 – 06/07/2011
  • Eller Regional Ethics Competition . Role: Faculty Advisor and Coordinator. Student advisory. 01/2005 – 02/2013
  • Utah Entrepreneur Center Advisory Board. Board Member. 2004 – 2005
  • DESB, Deans Roundtable: Business Values and Ethics. Member, 2004 – present. College service.
  • Management Department, Internship Program. Faculty advisor, 2003 – present. Department service.