Profs. Lorenzo Caliendo and Kyle Jensen Win 2019 Teaching Awards

Lorenzo Caliendo, professor of economics, and Kyle Jensen, associate dean and Shanna and Eric Bass ’05 Director of Entrepreneurship and senior lecturer, are winners of the 2019 Yale School of Management Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.

Lorenzo Caliendo
Lorenzo Caliendo

The annual awards recognize outstanding teaching. First-year students elect the winner of the award for core curriculum teaching, won by Caliendo. Second-year MBA, Master of Advanced Management, and Master of  Management Studies students vote for the award for elective teaching, won by Jensen.

Caliendo said he was honored to receive the award. “I thank my colleagues and my teaching assistants, but most of all I am grateful to the students. It was your engagement, energy, deep questioning, and continuous feedback that made me a better teacher. I am expecting great things from you.”

This is not the first time Caliendo’s teaching has been cited. He won the core curriculum teaching award in 2014. He won the MBA for Executives Teaching Award in 2014 and again in 2017.

Kyle Jensen
Kyle Jensen

Jensen, too, is a repeat winner. He also received the elective teaching award in 2015.

“I’m grateful to the graduating classes for this honor,” Jensen said. “I will miss you all and I hope you won’t be strangers, but instead that you’ll write and visit often. I’m also grateful to many of my faculty colleagues for teaching me how to teach.”