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Dr. Robert Gohary, Adjunct Professor

Dr. Robert Gohary
"While my teaching objectives vary, depending upon the course level and content, my philosophy serves to inform my practice. In designing course format and evaluation requirements, I strive to optimize student engagement and success."

Degrees Held:

  • DBA - California Intercontinental University
  • MBA - Fitchburg State University

Career Highlights:

I have been working and managing in the field of Credit Risk Management and Real Estate valuation since 1994. I have worked with several organizations such as Wells Fargo, Wachovia, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Citi Mortgage, MetLife and currently working with GSE's in Washington DC. I have been an adjunct professor at Fitchburg State University since 2010. I have conducted various adequate Online MBA and UG classes on the Business Management, Accounting Prac for Managers, Business Law, Corporate Finance, Human Recourse Functions and Manager, and Real Estate marketing and management. I'm also a managing partner of CollateralOne Valuation, LLC.

In which online program do you teach?

MBA Management, MBA Accounting, MBA Human Resources

Which classes do you teach online?

Corporate Finance, Accounting Prac for Managers, Human Recourse Functions and Manager

In what ways do you connect with online students?

Blackboard.

What do you want your students to take away from class?

Teaching is a privileged position that demands humility as much as respect. It is crucial that teachers recognize the power inherent in their role and are self-reflective about their actions. In my teaching I work to be mindful of my position as a role model of the kind of learning I strive to promote among students.

While my teaching objectives vary, depending upon the course level and content, my philosophy serves to inform my practice. In designing course format and evaluation requirements, I strive to optimize student engagement and success. At the undergraduate level, class format is varied and generally includes my own PowerPoint presentations accompanied by a written outline for students to follow, questions or creative exercises for stimulating class discussion.

Why did you start teaching?

I was always involved in training/teaching working for several organizations throughout my career. I enjoy teaching and find it rewarding. Providing access to my expertise is also a priority in my teaching. I actively encourage dialogue with students during office hours, by appointment and email. Additionally, I regularly strive to improve my teaching by seeking student feedback, talking with peers, attending teaching seminars, reading and experimenting with new methods. Through these evaluative and informative processes I am continually refining my teaching practices and growing as a teacher/scholar and a leader.

What advice would you give to your online students?

  • Stay Organized
  • Have Correct Expectations
  • Establish a Good Workspace
  • Know Your Resources
  • Manage Time Wisely
  • Meet Your Peers online
  • Read Syllabus
  • Seek Help When Needed

What qualities make someone particularly successful in your field?

  • Patient, caring, and kind personality
  • Knowledge of students
  • Dedication to teaching
  • Engaging students in learning
  • The ability to develop relationships with their students

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Confession of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins.

Tell us something your students may not know about you:

I'm an avid Harley-Davidson rider. I grew up with motorcycles. As kids, we had the mini bikes, then dirt bikes and then I got my first Harley 1982-The Harley-Davidson Buyback. Scott Parker.

What do you do when you need a laugh?

I watch Seinfeld.

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