Biography

David Eccles School of Business
Professor and Director of Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; Professor and Lecturer of Organizational Behavior; Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department

Dr. Abe is the David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Director and Professor (Lecturer) of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Along with his academic qualifications, he has more than 35 years of management and leadership experience including seven years of executive level position in overseas working with multinational corporations.Dr. Bakhsheshy has been the recipient of the University of Utah’s Presidential distinguished leader Award, formally recognizing his leadership and immense interest in serving the community. He has been awarded the Marvin Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002, the Brady Superior Teaching Award as well as the University of Utah’s Associated Students Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, Executive MBA Superior Teaching Award in 2008.In 2009 Dr. Abe received the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award and was recognized during the 2009 University of Utah commencement ceremony in May. He has also received The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Gold Award in 2011, Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and 2013, the PMBA Excellence in Teaching Award in 2013, Masters Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014. His areas of interest in research and teaching include leadership and effective management, human resources management, ethics and social responsibility, and effective healthcare system delivery and leadership.Education

Doctoral degree in Ed. Administration and Human Resources Management, PH.D., University Of Utah

Honors & Awards

Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/07/2015

Professional Service Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014

Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014

Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award . University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 05/03/2013

The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Gold Award. The Bill Daniels Ethics Leadership Initiatives , 12/16/2011

EMBA Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 05/06/2011

Masters Outstanding Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business U of U, 05/06/2011

University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award). University of Utah President, 2009

Executive MBA Teaching Award (Distinguished Teaching Award). Executive Education DESB, 2008

Brady Superior Teaching Award. DESB Alumni Association, 2007

ASUU Student Choice Award (Superior teaching award). ASUU, 2007

CFD Distinguished Teaching Award. Center for Disabled Students, 2006

Marvin J. Ashton Teaching Excellence Award (The David Eccles School of Business). The David Eccles School of Business, 2003

Publications

Bakhsheshy, A., & Chesteen, Susan, & Grikscheit, Gary. (2007). “Ethical Dilemma: When Student Rights and Institutional Responsibilities Collide.”. Decision Sciences Institute. Practice – other, Published, 11/2007.

Bakhsheshy, A., & Susan Chesteen and Denise B. McClain. (2004). ‘Directors of nursing in the long-term health care industry: Job dissatisfaction and turnover.’. (pp. 2201-2206). Decision Sciences Institute, Proceedings. Discipline based – other, Published, 2004.

Professional Organizations

Academy of Management . 03/23/1998 – 03/24/2016. Position : Member.

Service

  • Community Foundation of Utah. Role: Member of the organizing Committee and Judge. Working with the Foundation to recognize, celebrate and select the Utah Ethical Leadership Award. 02/08/2014 – present
  • The EMBA Committee. Role: Member of the Committee . The David Eccles School of Business. Scholarly Service. 08/2013 to present . 08/2013 – 12/2014
  • Management Department Curriculum Ad-Hoc Committee. Role: Chair. Developed two new courses for undergraduate manganese major. 08/2013 – 12/2013
  • The MBA Committee. Role: Member of the Committee. The DESB Full Time MBA Committee. 06/2013 – present
  • Management Department Internship Program. Role: Faculty advisor responsible for the course. The Undergraduate Management Internship Program. 01/2013 – 12/30/2013
  • David Eccles School of Business Bill Daniels’ Ethics initiatives. Role: co-chair. Bill Daniels Ethics Initiative Projects . 12/13/2012 – 12/13/2016
  • The David Eccles School of Business. Role: Member. Masters of Health Care Advisory Board . 10/15/2010 – 06/07/2011
  • Eller Regional Ethics Competition . Role: Faculty Advisor and Coordinator. Student advisory. 01/2005 – 02/2013
  • Utah Entrepreneur Center Advisory Board. Board Member. 2004 – 2005
  • DESB, Deans Roundtable: Business Values and Ethics. Member, 2004 – present. College service.
  • Management Department, Internship Program. Faculty advisor, 2003 – present. Department service.

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