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Professors of Practice Drive Learning and Innovation

Written by Sam Gunnells

The Poole College of Management creates high-impact learning opportunities for students that prepare them for success, wherever they land. The real-world experience of Poole’s professors of practice helps make it happen. This article highlights several of Poole Colleges Professors of the Practice that are bring innovation to the classroom including Jessica Yinka Thomas.

Within Poole, Thomas’ focus ranges from working with faculty to develop new curriculum and sharing research that informs industry to connecting sustainability-minded students with internships and career development opportunities. A common thread running through her work, inside and outside the classroom, is her belief in the power of business to drive positive change.

““Students sometimes come in thinking, ‘Oh, I can either start my own venture or I can sell out and go work for a multinational corporation and not really live my values,’” said Thomas. “I try to teach them that, in any role, in any company, you can act as a changemaker.”

Read the full article on the Poole news site here.