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Brandeis International Business School faculty win awards

Carol Osler and Christopher Alt recognized for excellence in teaching.

Professor Carol Osler, Interim Dean Peter Petri, Christopher Alt - Adjunct Professor

Professor Carol Osler, Interim Dean Peter Petri, Christopher Alt - Adjunct Professor

Brandeis IBS faculty members Carol Osler and Christopher Alt are the winners of this year’s Excellence in Teaching awards at Brandeis International Business School (IBS).

The awards are presented each spring to individuals who have demonstrated passion, commitment and outstanding contributions to the business school.

Osler, a professor of finance, and Alt, an adjunct professor, received the honor alongside other Brandeis University teaching award winners. As the Martin and Ahuva Gross Professor of Financial Markets and Institutions, Osler is an accomplished researcher who has contributed fundamental insights into the microstructure of financial markets, as well as research on the nature and influence of the market’s imperfect rationality. A two-time winner of the Brandeis IBS Teaching Award (2018, 2008), Osler currently teaches two courses — Trading and Exchanges and Applied International Macroeconomics.

“Carol is an expert in the internal moving parts of financial markets,” said Peter Petri, interim dean at Brandeis IBS. “She is a demanding professor. And yet so many of her students offered such high praise for Carol in their award nominations. I can’t think of a better endorsement. Her passion for economics is an inspiration to all.”

Alt has taught finance and investments at Brandeis IBS for more than 20 years. This is his fourth Teaching Award (2018, 2001, 1997, 1995). Alt brings decades of experience from the finance world into his classroom, having worked as a senior investment consultant for ING Financial Partners, Mercer Investment Consulting and MetLife. 

“Chris has enjoyed a successful career outside academia, but he’s always been a standout teacher,” said Petri. “It’s a common sight on campus to see Chris holding court with his students. He takes his relationship with every student seriously and that dedication is being recognized with this year’s Excellence in Teaching honor.”

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