Management prof Ow receives Marquette’s highest teaching award


May 02, 2014

Dr. Terence Ow, associate professor of management, was honored along with three other Marquette faculty members with the university's highest teaching honor, the Teaching Excellence Award, at the university’s annual Père Marquette Dinner.

Ow regularly teaches an introductory course that is critical for undergraduates, as it can often set students on a positive trajectory. Students appreciate his use of the Socratic Method and his high expectations because they push them to perform at a higher level. Ow holds himself to the same high expectations he holds his students to, challenging himself to be as relevant as possible in the dynamic area of technology. "Students will quickly rise to the high expectation of a course if the professor provides the example," Ow said.
Ow earned his bachelor’s degree, three master’s degrees and Ph.D. all from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to joining Marquette Business, he was on the faculty of the Mendoza College of Business at University of Notre Dame.

His research has been published in management science and information systems journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences Journal, Electronic Commerce Research and Applications, Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce, INFORMS Journal on Computing, Fuzzy Sets and Systems and European Journal of Operational Research. He has taught courses in systems analysis and design, foundation courses in IT, java programming, web applications with PHP and mySQL and emerging technology.

His other honors include a Miles Teaching Fellow for excellence in teaching and Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2009 for his involvement with the Marquette IT Student Organization. He was a member of the steering committee for the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference in 2009 and is a member for of the technology task force for United Performing Arts Fund.