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Dean Almeida Receives the Outstanding Educator Award from the Academy of Management’s International Management Division

Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business Dean Paul Almeida was recently awarded the 2021 Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award by the Academy of Management’s International Management Division (IM Division) for his lifelong commitment to excellence and continuous innovation in international business education and teaching. The Academy of Management is the world’s preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.  

Founded in 2018, the Amorepacific Outstanding Educator Award recognizes exceptional performance in pedagogical development, dissemination of knowledge and teaching in international management over the course of an individual’s career. 

“I am honored to be the recipient of this year’s Academy of Management’s (IM Division) Outstanding Educator Award,” Almeida said. “Here at McDonough, we believe in developing global-ready leaders that embrace innovation and international perspectives. This award is a recognition of our school’s efforts to take global business education to the next level.” 

A champion for global readiness and innovation, Almeida has dedicated his career to building future-oriented, international opportunities in business education. His commitment to global education is exemplified through programs like the interdisciplinary Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs degree, a joint offering between the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the McDonough School of Business that places students at the intersection of business, geopolitics, and global policy.

Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of leadership positions over his 25-year tenure, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation. His research focuses on innovation, knowledge management, international alliances and informal collaborations across organizations and countries. He has published in, and served on the editorial boards of, several leading journals. Almeida has been recognized with Georgetown’s Faculty Research Award, Dean’s Service Award, Best Professor Award for Executive Programs at Georgetown University, and he is a seven-time winner of the Best Professor Award for Georgetown’s Executive MBA program. He has also received the Joseph LeMoine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. 

Jaeyong Song, Amorepacific professor of strategy and international management at Seoul National University, nominated Dean Almeida for the award. In his nomination letter, Song highlighted Almeida’s role in developing innovative global business programs in collaboration with top business schools around the world; launching executive education programs across more than 30 countries; and creating new interdisciplinary degree programs.

Looking ahead, Dean Almeida is building a future of business education that leverages Georgetown’s strengths and directly aligns with the needs of a modern workforce. In addition to the joint Dikran Izmirlian Program in Business and Global Affairs degree with the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown McDonough is launching a joint degree on International Business, Language and Culture with Georgetown College. Georgetown McDonough recently launched an M.S. in Management and an M.S. in Business Analytics, and will begin offering the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability in August 2022. Almeida has also worked with faculty to create initiatives focused on fields of the future including AI, Analytics, and the Future of Work and the Business of Sustainability, which enables the McDonough School of Business to collaborate across disciplines to address the world’s most complex issues. 

“It is imperative that academic institutions keep up with the rapidly evolving business landscape, especially when framed in a global context,” said Almeida. “My hope is that, with support from faculty, staff, students, alumni, and industry professionals, we can continue to drive future-oriented and innovative opportunities in education that change businesses, and our world, for the better.”