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USF Business Professor 'Top 20'


Associate Professor of entrepreneurship and international business Peggy Takahashi named Top 20 Women Professors in California.

The University of San Francisco’s Peggy Takahashi is ranked among the Top 20 Women Professors in California, according to StateStats.org.

Takahashi, an associate professor in the School of Management, made the list after winning the USF Center for Instruction and Technology’s Innovation in Teaching Award and the School of Management’s Sheryl Barker Student Support and Advocacy Award both in 2012, said Rory O’Brien of StateStats.org, a San Francisco nonprofit that builds and aggregates free web tools for educators with the goal of advancing education through technology.

Early adopter

Takahashi was honored for her early classroom adoption of programs like Blackboard and Canvas for which she has created lessons and tutorials for freshman business students, having them post to the class discussion board and turn in assignments online using the applications.

StateStats.org’s researchers weighed educators’ recent awards and recognitions, along with publications and conference presentations in coming up with the list, said O’Brien, noting Takahashi’s journal articles on Japanese business and economic reforms in the International Review of Business and the Journal of Asian Studies as well as her co-authored book chapter “How Japan can Move Toward a Third Major Reform” in the text “The Challenge of Change: East Asia in the New Millennium.”

StateStats.org’s finding are published on Online Schools California’s website, which partnered with the nonprofit on the project.

by Ed Carpenter »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews