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Bay Atlantic University celebrates faculty members and their accomplishments for Teacher Appreciation Week

Bay Atlantic University celebrates faculty members and their accomplishments for Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is taking place nationwide from May 6th through May 10th, and Bay Atlantic University is taking the opportunity to celebrate its renowned faculty and their recent accomplishments. Faculty at BAU are scholar-practitioners, meaning they remain actively involved in their fields of work while they teach. This ensures that students at BAU receive the most relevant, modern, and up-to-date techniques, knowledge, and technology in the classroom. This commitment towards active involvement and progress is demonstrated by the recent accomplishments of three of our professors.

Vivek Prasad, PhD | Professor of Environmental Science and Public Policy

Dr. Vivek Prasad has extensive training and work experience in developing countries. He has worked in international development issues for more than five years in India and for more than two years he has provided support to The World Bank. Dr. Prasad recently served as the featured presenter at Bay Atlantic University’s first ever BAUTalks event. In this exclusive event for members of the BAU community, Dr. Vivek shared his experiences conducting his ongoing research in a talk titled, “Moving the “Bottom of the Pyramid” up: An Application of Research and Data Analysis.” The excited group of Bay Atlantic University students and staff members in attendance gained insights about data visualization and analysis, and many were also inspired to consider the impacts they can make on the world around them through their dreams and passions.

Paolo von Schirach | Professor of Political Science and International Relations

Paolo von Schirach is the Chair of the Political Science and International Relations and Affairs Program at BAU. His research and teaching focus on international security, world affairs, international economics, competition policies, and industrial innovation. He also serves as President of the Global Policy Institute, (GPI), an economics and international affairs think tank associated with BAU. Thanks to the hard work of von Schirach and the GPI, members of the BAU community have had the recent pleasure of hearing from the likes of current Ukrainian Member of Parliament Halyna Yanchenko, EU Marie Curie Fellow Dr. Maurizio Geri, and Ewald König, the founder of Berliner Korrespondentenbüro.

Zelalem Mengistu, PhD | Professor of Cybersecurity

Dr. Zelalem Mengistu has been working in the Cybersecurity field for the past 15+ years and his specialties are in cybersecurity posture assessment, security engineering, risk management, and securing the infrastructure (both cyber and physical security). Dr. Mengistu will serve as a Co-Chair at the upcoming International Conference on Innovation of Emerging Information and Communication Technology (ICIEICT 2024) in Casablanca, Morocco, in October of this year. In addition to his role as a Conference Chair, he will be presenting a special session titled, “Current Trends/Advanced Topics in Information and Communication Technology” and will be joined at the event by several current Bay Atlantic University students.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these three incredible professors, as well as the entirety of our faculty during Teacher Appreciation Week. Be sure to let your favorite teacher know that you are thankful for them and everything they do to help you learn and grow!



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