Dr. Bill Petty is nearing his 40th year teaching, having spent the last 18 years in the Hankamer School of Business. He’s racked up plenty of awards over the years, including being designated one of Baylor’s Master Teachers in 2004 — the highest honor given to faculty members.
This month, he added another award to his mantel as he was named the national Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year by the Acton Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence, “a nonprofit organization that trains and inspires entrepreneur-teachers to assist aspiring entrepreneurs of the future.”
Petty, the W.W. Caruth Chair of Entrepreneurship, has done a remarkable job balancing research (serving as editor of a couple of finance journals) and teaching–exactly the sort of professor described in Baylor’s Vision 2012 as “world-class faculty.” He’s the sort of professor who doesn’t wait for you to stop by the office, but invites you in; who doesn’t just talk about the next assignment, but about the dreams and goals of students, as well.
Sic ’em, Dr. Petty!