Kevin Chastagner :
文/深圳研究生院 Kevin Chastagner
I have been at PHBS since 2012 and teach in both PHBS's MA and MBA program. I have also taught courses at two universities in the United States and one university in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I have research interests in innovation, entrepreneurship, and mergers and acquisitions.
My main goals in teaching are to ensure that students come out of the course with a good understanding of its core content and to facilitate their engagement with the subject matter in a way that makes them more curious about the field. I am fortunate to be at PHBS where we have a diverse student body with students from many different cultures as well as many different undergraduate degree concentrations. By providing opportunities in class for students to take part in discussion they are able to bring their own unique perspectives to each topic we cover. Facilitating this discussion gives me the opportunity to link to examples that are closer to the students interests and background while helping to provide a context for the application of core class content. This also presents a chance to learn more about what each student is enthusiastic about which can help to encourage them to investigate those areas in more detail. I work to challenge the students in my classes both to make sure they understand what we are covering and to stretch them when it comes to the practical application of the class content. Building courses around key final projects can help the students to see how different pieces of a class can come together to help them creatively solve complex problems. It is great to watch them work as the become more engaged with their ideas by asking themselves difficult questions and work on solutions to the challenges they uncover. The dynamics of our graduate classes are heavily influenced by the students and their involvement with the class and at PKU we have great students.