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Elgayeva Receives “Genius Grant”

UMD Assistant Professor Ekaterina Elgayeva
May 20, 2019

National recognition for excellence in teaching is a noteworthy honor.

Kate Elgayeva, PhD, Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) assistant professor of organizational behavior, has been awarded a fellowship for excellence in teaching from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and Course Hero.

The fellowship supports emerging leaders who love teaching, demonstrate excellence as educators, and are making their mark as outstanding researchers poised to shape their field. Designed for young scholars, the fellowship is a “genius grant” that will emphasize the balance between scholarly excellence and commitment to outstanding undergraduate teaching practice that creates a new level of engagement for students in and beyond the classroom.

As part of the award, Elgayeva will receive a $20,000 grant to support teaching, research, and conference participation.

“I am honored to receive this incredible distinction and look forward to using the grant to help me elevate my teaching approach and further optimize learning experiences for my students,” said Elgayeva.

“LSBE is so fortunate to have outstanding faculty like Kate recognized for a passion in educating students in the most forward-thinking means available,” said LSBE Dean Amy B. Hietapelto. “Also, it’s wonderful that the fellowship recognizes the importance of research, which LSBE values highly for advancing business disciplines globally.”

Learn more about the Labovitz School of Business and Economics.