Research School of Management, ANU College of Business & Economics
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Dr David Cheng has helped thousands of students build their leadership skills through his passion for teaching and seeing students thrive. David draws upon research on servant leadership as he invests in his students to model his motto that teachers are good learners that always serve others. He has also created a suite of teaching tools that move learning from written text to audio, visual and kinaesthetic formats that engage students.
"What inspired me was really good teachers, especially in my adult life, and seeing them inspire me to live as a better person, to work better. And that inspired me to teach others to do the same."
"There's nothing like inserting the right kind of joke at the right time so that a class, which might be dealing with serious or perhaps even boring topics, can be made more exciting and interesting to the students."