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Profs. Michael Sinkinson and Fiona Scott Morton Win 2020 Faculty Teaching Awards

Sinkinson won the award for core curriculum teaching, in a vote of first-year MBA students, while Scott Morton was selected for the award for elective teaching by second-year MBA and Master of Advanced Management students.

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Prof. Michael Sinkinson

Michael Sinkinson, assistant professor of economics, and Fiona Scott Morton, the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, are the winners of the 2020 Yale School of Management Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Prof. Fiona Scott Morton

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

Sinkinson said that he was honored to have been selected for the award. “It is a real privilege to be able to teach economics to our amazing students,” he said.

Scott Morton, too, said that she was honored, and delighted. “I love teaching SOM students. They are enthusiastic and curious and broad-minded, which makes the whole experience both intellectually engaging and fun for everyone in the room—or on the Zoom call!” Scott Morton said.

While teaching online has been a challenge this year, Scott Morton said that her students persevered and succeeded: “They learned a great deal and were even able to give final presentations over Zoom.”