The annual awards recognize outstanding teaching. First-year students elect the winner of the award for core curriculum teaching, won by Schott. Second-year MBA students and Master of Advanced Management students vote for the award for elective teaching, won by Ederer.
In addition, Zoë Chance, assistant professor of marketing, won the 2018 Yale SOM Alumni Relations Faculty Award for Outstanding Alumni Engagement. Leaders from alumni chapters vote on the award, which recognizes dedication to Yale SOM alumni.
Schott, who previously won the award in 2010, began teaching at SOM in 1999. His research focuses on how firms and workers respond to globalization. He taught the core curriculum’s Global Macroeconomics course in the full-time MBA program this year. Schott said he was particularly honored to receive the award,given the quality of faculty at Yale SOM.
“I always have fun teaching in the core, and this year was particularly fun because I have not taught the whole course by myself for a number of years,” he said. “I think of it as a challenge to keep experimenting with new approaches to making the course even better.”
Ederer began teaching at SOM in 2013. His research is in the areas of organizational economics, innovation, social learning, and experimental economics. In 2017-18, Ederer co-taught the Behavioral Economics elective course. Ederer also won the award in 2014.
“Teaching is a big reason why I love my job,” he said. “While research gives you the exhilarating moment of discovering something that nobody has known before, teaching brings the reward of imparting knowledge to others. Teaching also allows me to get to know Yale SOM’s amazing students, whose intellectual curiosity makes the classroom experience particularly enjoyable.”
Chance said she was honored to receive the alumni engagement award, and she praised the Yale SOM alumni community for being so supportive of current students. “When your students graduate, you’re proud, but also sad to see them go,” she said. “So, when you get to hear from or see them again, there’s a warm bond like connecting with family you haven’t seen in a while.”