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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

By Kevin Tritt May 24, 2023

Stephanie Raible, assistant professor of social innovation and entrepreneurship at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics and UD’s faculty director of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award at the May 1 Faculty Senate Meeting.

Raible was one of six UD faculty members to receive the awards, which were selected by the Senate’s Committee on Student and Faculty Honors and based primarily on nominations from current and past students.

The six Excellence in Teaching honorees each receive $5,000, have their portraits hung in Morris Library for five years and have bricks inscribed with their names installed in Mentors’ Circle between Hullihen Hall and the Morris Library.

Raible was invited to share her thoughts about teaching and advising with UDaily:

“It is my goal to have students feel welcome in the classroom and for them to find meaning within the content. I see my role as being a curator: I present students material, and it’s their responsibility to make sense of how it makes sense for them. For me, this award came on the 10th anniversary of teaching, which makes it an extra special way to celebrate. I cannot thank my students enough for this recognition,” she said.

Raible has been an entrepreneurship educator since 2012 and has taught and developed curricula across nine academic institutions and non-profits in the United States and Europe. For her high impact contributions to the field and at UD, she has received local, national, and international recognitions, and her work has reached thousands of learners through her recent textbook and her curriculum development and teaching efforts. Her research interests are in the areas of entrepreneurial identity, women’s entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurship education.