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Master Teacher Program at Robinson - May 2021

May 3 - May 6, 2021

$995 Enroll

Full course description

The 32nd Annual Master Teacher Program ONLINE at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is taught by Dr. Harvey J. Brightman, Regents Professor Emeritus of Managerial Sciences at Georgia State University (GSU). 

Dr. Brightman has taught over 125 formal courses or workshops on college-level teaching to doctoral students and faculty across the nation and world. He presently serves as the Robinson College teaching mentor and has worked with over 50 faculty members. He has also mentored at many other schools across the nation and world including Emory, University of North Carolina, University of Maryland, Rochester Institute of Technology, CEIBS (Shanghai), and Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane) and others.


The program will be conducted ONLINE via Zoom 

May 3-6, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:15 PM daily, EST

Course Schedule

May 3, 2021

  • Attributes of Effective Teachers and the Why/How of Course Chunking
  • Write Chunk Objectives to Design Mini-Lectures

May 4, 2021

  • Design Organized Courses using Frameworks
  • Motivate Subject Material through Hooks

May 5, 2021

  • Deliver Clear Presentations Using Seven Tested Strategies
  • Deliver Clear Presentations /Active Learning

May 6, 2021

  • Design Short-Answer Exams that You Can Grade Quickly while Improving Students’ Critical Thinking Skills
  • Why the  1st Class is So Important and How to Nail it


$995  US

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Program Faculty

Dr. Harvey J. Brightman   

Harvey J. Brightman is Regents Professor Emeritus of Managerial Sciences at Georgia State University (GSU). He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration  (management science/statistics major) from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management in 1970.  He has published over 80 articles in the fields of problem solving, computer‑based model building, decision support systems, and improving teaching.
He has consulted with Armco, Coca Cola, ARCO, Scientific Atlanta, Cisco, Comcast, The Institute for Management Studies, IBM, Georgia Power, and Centers for Disease Control among others.

In 1984, the Robinson College of Business selected Dr. Brightman for the Outstanding Scholar and Teacher award. He has also received the CBA award for teaching and for service. He served as Research Professor for the Robinson College of Business from 1982-1987. In 1992, Georgia State University selected Dr. Brightman as its Alumni Distinguished Professor (the outstanding scholar and teacher).  In 1994, he received the Dennis Grawoig Distinguished Service Award from the Decision Sciences Institute.  In 1998, The Board of Regents selected Dr. Brightman to receive the Regents' Teaching Excellence Award – the outstanding teacher at the four research universities.  He has served as teaching mentor from 1999 to the present time and has mentored over 50 GSU faculty members.  He has also mentored faculty at Emory University, Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane Australia, UAB (Schools of Liberal Arts, Health Sciences, and Medicine), Ohio Northern, Wake Forest, University of Maryland, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and UNC Chapel Hill.  In addition, he has taught in Executive MBA programs at RSM in Rotterdam and CEIBS in Shanghai.

Dr. Brightman has extensive experience in helping university faculty members improve their teaching.  He taught the doctoral seminar on university-level teaching at GSU from 1976-2001.  He has also taught at the Decision Science Institute’s doctoral consortium a session on college teaching over 25 consecutive years.  He is the director of the Master Teacher Program, a 2 1/2-day intensive workshop, from 1988-to the present.  Over 1,000 faculty members worldwide have attended.  In addition, he has presented over 135 teaching and learning workshops worldwide for B-schools and universities over the past fifteen years.  He has also taught in the AACSB Bridge program - a program for business people who wish to transition to teaching.  In addition, he has helped to implement in-house teaching mentoring programs at many universities.

His first book entitled Problem Solving: A Logical and Creative Approach was the Macmillan Executive Book Selection in the summer of 1981.  The American Association of Hospital Administrators also nominated it for its Book of the Year.  It was translated into Japanese in 1983.  Dr. Brightman's second book is entitled Statistics in Plain English published in 1985 and is still in print.  His third book entitled Group Problem Solving: An Improved Managerial Approach was translated into Japanese in 1991.   Both of his problem-solving books are still in print, making them among the longest-running university-press books in existence. His fourth book, Statistics for Business Problem Solving was published in 1992. In 1999, Dr. Brightman completed another statistics book entitled Data Analysis in Plain English with Excel.  

Dr. Brightman is a Past President and a Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute; an international organization dedicated to improving decision making.

Instructions to Register for the Course

To register, click the ENROLL button below.

The course will be delivered through the Canvas Learning Management System, which is primarily used by internal GSU groups, and commonly uses language to describe an internal user, like "Campus ID." If you are not using a GSU CampusID / password to register, you may use a personal or business email address. If the system recognizes your personal/business email address (e.g., because you have already used Canvas while part of the RCB community), you will need to sign in using the original password you established or you will need to reset the password. 

To trouble-shoot registering / signing-in, or to access the course, please follow these steps:

·     Visit

·     GSU faculty/staff/Current GSU student: Click “Login” in the upper-right and enter your CampusID and password

·     Non-GSU participants: Click “Non-GSU Login” in the upper-right, enter your full email address as CampusID, and then the password you have set up. If you have forgotten your password, click "Forgot Password?" and enter your email address as CampusID. The system will send you instructions to reset your password.

·     If you have tried these steps and are still having difficulty, please accept our apologies and email Shelley Nelson for assistance.