Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics,
ANU College of Business & Economics
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S AWARD FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Dr Dean Katselas is a Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics. Dean’s methods involve illustrating the real-world applicability of methods used in finance via in-class empirical demonstrations, and assessment design encompassing real data from familiar companies. This ‘learning by doing’ approach characterises Dean’s teaching philosophy that engages student interest, while concurrently promoting a ‘deep learning’ approach to education.
"I've always been interested in reading, learning about new things, but in particular, I think the turning point was when I was an undergrad at uni where I really respected the way that some of my academics at the time were able to actually convey knowledge and encourage learning from the student body, and that included me."
"It's our job as educators to make it really interesting for them, to demonstrate and show them that this material is in fact relevant to the real world and do it in kind of the most fun ways we possibly can."