BSU’s Dr. Angie Kovarik Earns First Place for Innovated Pedagogy at Annual Conference

Bemidji State University’s Dr. Angie Kovarik, assistant professor of business administration, placed first in the Innovated Pedagogy Competition during the Small Business Institute’s 44th annual conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Feb. 27-29.

The SBI strives to be a provider of professional development, engaging businesses and student teams in entrepreneurship education, research and activities. The 2020 conference focused on the collaboration between academics, students and small business development specialists.

Kovarik, along with SBI President Dr. Whitney Peake, who is also an associate professor at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, received first place for their presentation “Virtual Teams in an Applied Learning Environment: Innovative Processes to Help Faculty Facilitate Virtual Teams and Lessen the Drama Load.”



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