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Professor Timothy Vogus Wins Excellence in Teaching Award from Academy of Management

Sep 5, 2019
Established in 2005, the award recognizes innovative and outstanding teaching that takes place in the classroom

By Kara Sherrer

Professor Timothy Vogus received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Healthcare Management Division at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Established in 2005, the award recognizes innovative and outstanding teaching that takes place in the classroom and provides the opportunity to encourage, recognize, and reward the work of excellent, dedicated, and inspiring teachers.

“Tim applies this same level of commitment and passion to personal and organizational transformation to his teaching with health care organizations,” said Rangaraj “Ranga” Ramanujam, Richard M. and Betty Ruth Miller Professor of Management. “(He) has a profound commitment to transforming health care delivery to make it safer and more highly reliable by designing and delivering ambitious programs.”

Professor Tim Vogus

Vogus is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Professor of Management, Faculty Director for Vanderbilt Business’ Leadership Development Program, and the Deputy Director of the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation. At Vanderbilt Business, he teaches Leading Teams and Organizations and a class on Negotiation.

During his time at Vanderbilt, Vogus has worked closely the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) to design and launch major initiatives that will make the organization more highly reliable. He helped design the Pioneer program, which selects high impact improvement projects within the medical center and teaches team members to operate reliably. He has also worked closely with the leaders and managers at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) with the goal of becoming the safest heart hospital in the country.

“I’m honored to be recognized on a national level for committing to help both my students and health care practitioners stretch, grow, and realize their ambitious goals through collaborating with them on their projects as well as grappling with the most pressing managerial and organizational problems of our time in the classroom,” he said.

About the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management

The health care management division is dedicated to understanding the role of professionals and organizations in providing health care both locally and internationally. Major focuses of research by divisional members include: the performance of health care workers and organizations; public policy issues, such as access to care, competition, cost control and quality of care, and their implications for managing health care organizations; health care finance and marketing; and empirical or conceptual application of theory to the study of health care organizations, even on topics that might also fall within another division’s domain.

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