Charles Iacovou, assistant professor of information technology at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management, was honored as Educator of the Year by this year’s graduates of the school’s full-time MBA program. The award, which was presented during the school’s Hooding ceremony in May, is given to an educator for outstanding contributions to the education and personal development of the students.
Iacovou specializes in information systems management, and project management and reporting. His research examines organizational issues in information technology management. He earned a BS from the University of Vermont and a PhD from the University of British Columbia. Before joining the Babcock School, Iacovou managed an electronic bank. He was responsible for the business development of electronic retail banking and brokerage products and self-service channels. He serves on the editorial boards of the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, the Journal of Cases on Information Technology and the Journal of Global Information Management. Iacovou, who teaches at the Babcock School’s campuses in Charlotte and Winston-Salem, also received a teaching award last year from students in the Charlotte Evening MBA program.
Wake Forest’s Babcock School programs nurture innovation and entrepreneurship and provide students with the tools needed to assess the risks of pursuing new ideas. An experiential, hands-on learning environment emphasizes teamwork and collaboration. Forbes magazine has rated the school’s programs among the nation’s best for return on investment, with Babcock’s part-time programs ranked No. 12 and its full-time program ranked No. 40.