The Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is pleased to announce that Charles E. Olson, a professor in the logistics, business and public policy department, received the second annual CIBER Award for Teaching Innovation in Global Learning. The award recognizes a Smith faculty member who has demonstrated a commitment to teaching for a global mindset, meaning openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures and markets.
Olson’s first global experience occurred in 1969 when he traveled to Colombia for four months to provide advising on electricity rates. The experience opened his eyes to new ideas that changed his career and gave him a glimpse of what could be learned in a new setting. “For faculty who have not developed a global mindset, it is never too late to start,” says Olson. “Most of my global involvement began after I returned to Smith in 2000. Language is not a barrier. Go fearlessly and embrace it. The impact on your quality of life will be amazing.”
Olson currently teaches an MBA course on the global economic environment at the Smith School and leads the MBA Global Business Course to Europe. To learn more about CIBER and the teaching award, please visit www.rhsmith.umd.edu/centers-excellence/ciber.
This program is sponsored in part by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department of Education.