Remy Jennings, Dong Hyun Shin, Jim Parrino and Yiduo Shao pose for a photo with their teaching awards from Warrington.
Warrington Ph.D. Teaching Award recipients (from left) Remy Jennings, Dong Hyun Shin and Yiduo Shao with Jim Parrino, James G. Richardson Lecturer and Chair of the Warrington Teaching Committee.

Three management PhD students honored with teaching awards

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Ph.D. students Remy Jennings (Ph.D. ’22), Yiduo Shao (Ph.D. ’22) and Dong Hyun Shin (Ph.D. ’21) were awarded Warrington College of Business Ph.D. Teaching Awards for their teaching efforts in the spring 2020 semester. 

The award is presented by the Teaching & Learning Center at Warrington to recognize outstanding graduate student teaching and instructional innovation. The recipient for each semester is selected by the Warrington Teaching Committee.

Jennings is a Ph.D. candidate in Warrington’s Department of Management. Her current research interests include leader effectiveness and development, leader and employee wellbeing and prosocial behaviors at work. Jennings’ work on leader reflection was highlighted as part of the University Research Promotion Initiative. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Davidson College and is expected to complete her Ph.D. in 2022.

“I am honored to win the Ph.D. Student Teaching Award, and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with the excellent students at UF,” Jennings said. “I really enjoyed teaching this course, and I am excited to continue growing as an educator.”

Jennings taught Organizations: Structure and Behavior in the undergraduate management program in the spring of 2020. The course focuses on understanding how people feel, think and act in organizational settings.

Shao is a Ph.D. candidate in Warrington’s Department of Management. Her research interests include the aging workforce and older worker employment, diversity and inclusion, virtual workplace and artificial intelligence in management, and change and innovation. In 2019, Shao received the Outstanding International Student Award from the University of Florida International Center. She received her bachelor’s in psychology and her bachelor’s in economics from Peking University in China.

“I feel honored and grateful to receive this award,” Shao said. “This is an important recognition of my teaching effectiveness. In the future, I will continue to be dedicated to research and teaching excellence.”

Shao taught Organizational Behavior during the spring of 2020, which is a required course for all students studying management at the Warrington College of Business. The goal of the course is to help students develop the skills required to implement principles and concepts of organizational behavior in organizational settings in their future careers, Shao explained.

Shin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Management. His research interests include business and society, gender inequality, political ideology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining academia, Shin worked as a consultant for the Deloitte Transfer Pricing team in Chicago, Ill. He received his bachelor’s in economics with high honors and high distinction from the University of Michigan.

“I am thrilled and thankful to be receiving this award,” Shin said. “I enjoyed interacting and sharing knowledge with my brilliant students and I am delighted to learn that my students appreciated my teaching philosophy. This recognition has given me confidence heading into my faculty position this fall at the City University of Hong Kong.”

Shin taught Strategic Management in the spring of 2020. The course seeks to answer the question of why some firms perform better than others, and it presents a framework for analyzing and thinking how a firm can a strategy that creates a sustainable competitive advantage.