Axel Grossmann, assistant professor of accounting and finance, was named the Radford University College of Business and Economics (COBE) Outstanding Faculty Award winner on Saturday during the college’s commencement ceremony.
“I just love to pass on financial knowledge to my students at Radford, who are very respectful, hardworking and appreciate the knowledge they receive,” said Grossmann. “They make it so much fun to teach and, of course, it is a joy to work with the outstanding COBE faculty and leadership.”
The COBE Outstanding Faculty Award is presented annually by COBE at its spring commencement ceremonies and is based on teaching, mentoring, advising and publications.
“Dr. Grossmann is an excellent example of someone who contributes to the teaching, research and service aspects of our profession,” said COBE Dean Faye W. Gilbert. “He enjoys his career and working with students on innovative projects, so it is a joy to honor him with this award. The fact that his prior institution also celebrates this honor reinforces the pattern of excellence that Dr. Grossmann has developed in his approach to his career.”
Grossmann joined the COBE faculty in 2007 after earning his Ph.D. in international business from the University of Texas Pan-American in Edinburg, Texas. Grossman also earned his MBA from UTPA and his Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Applied Sciences in Giessen-Friedberg, Germany.
Grossmann recently was named 2011 Professor of the Year by the Radford University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business fraternity, and he developed and mentored a transatlantic financial analysis project this fall, which partnered his 17-student international finance class with students from Germany’s Universitad Kassel.
A resident of Christiansburg, Grossmann and his wife, Florinda, have two sons, Sebastian and Maximilian.