... It’s not often that one can use the same three words
to describe both the professor and the subject she teaches, but
that’s the case with UM Professor Jakki Mohr,
who specializes in the marketing of high-technology products. She
brings her expertise into the classroom and imbues it with her
special blend of vitality, creativity and high expectations,
both for her students and herself.
think rigor is one of the things that makes a really good teacher — to
have high expectations of your students,” she
says. “But you can’t do it in a way that makes success seem unattainable,
so I try to provide a really respectful and empathetic environment, and I always
try to have fun in my classes.”
her philosophy seems to serve her well. During her tenure at
UM, she has been named Most Inspirational Teacher and Distinguished
Scholar of the Year. In addition, Mohr was a
Distinguished Faculty Lecturer in 2003 and was recognized by
MBA students for outstanding teaching in May 2004.
her part, Mohr credits her students and colleagues with helping
her to keep her edge, both in and out of the classroom.
feel like I’m in the prime of my career both in the high-tech
arena and as an academic scholar,” she says. “To
be on campus, in this energizing, intellectual community, you
have to constantly be up-to-date. I thrive on it.”