Tuck’s Daniel Feiler and Eesha Sharma Named Outstanding MBA Professors

Poets & Quants celebrates the work of professors Daniel Feiler and Eesha Sharma in its annual list of the “40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40.”

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"Being able to learn, and help others learn, for a living is simply the best,” says Sharma.

Professors Daniel Feiler and Eesha Sharma are featured among the top of their peers in Poets & Quants’ annual “40 professors under 40” list.

Nominations for the 2017 list quadrupled this year, with the highest number of professors ever nominated.

For his teaching in the Tuck elective course Negotiations, Feiler, assistant professor of business administration and the Daniel T. Revers T’89 Faculty Fellow, was honored with the 2015 Teaching Excellence Award—the first junior faculty member to receive the award.

“The negotiations elective with Professor Daniel Feiler is one of the most popular classes in Tuck’s MBA program,” writes Poets & Quants. “The popularity of the course stems from the simulated negotiations that Feiler orchestrates, challenging students on how they approach and think about negotiations. Students describe this professor’s ability to moderate discussions–weaving theory and real world examples–as phenomenal. Because of the discussions he generates, students say they learn not only from him, but from classmates, and can track their progress throughout the semester.”

Sharma, assistant professor of business administration, moved rapidly from bachelor’s degree to Ph.D. at New York University’s Stern School, to investment banking at Goldman Sachs, to academia—where today she is focused on digging into and teaching what she calls “the findings of ‘why.’” She teaches the Consumer Insights marketing elective at Tuck and Introduction to Marketing in Dartmouth’s Thayer School for Engineering Master of Engineering Management program.

The youngest member of this year’s “40 under 40,” Sharma’s research looks at consumer financial well-being, and how psychology and marketing can be used to understand and improve it. She is particularly interested in how people react to perceived scarcity, poverty, and deprivation.

Asked what she enjoys most about being a business school professor Sharma says, “Absorbing, creating, and disseminating knowledge. Being able to learn, and help others learn, for a living is simply the best.”

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