Dr Agni Orfanoudaki receives a Teaching Excellence Award
Dr Agni Orfanoudaki, Fellow in Management Studies at Exeter College and Associate Professor of Operations at the Saïd Business School, has been awarded a Teaching Excellence Award by the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford. Dr Orfanoudaki is one of only three Oxford academics to have achieved the honour this year in the Early Career category, which recognises staff who have ‘shown high levels of innovation and expertise in teaching at an early career stage’. Exeter congratulates Dr Orfanoudaki on this outstanding achievement, which demonstrates the exceptional quality of teaching at the College.
Dr Orfanoudaki joined Exeter College in 2021. Alongside teaching Economics and Management students, she conducts operation research which seeks to reinvigorate the healthcare space. Specifically, she has developed new models that improve patient care and hospital operations in the context of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases as well as COVID-19. In addition to her roles at Exeter and Saïd, Dr Orfanoudaki is also a visiting scholar at the Harvard Kennedy School as a Harvard Data Science Initiative Fellow.
Dr Orfanoudaki said of the award: “I am very thankful and honoured to receive the Teaching Excellence Award. I am particularly grateful to my students and colleagues for their support and inspiration, which have helped me become a better teacher. Their encouragement and feedback have been invaluable in shaping my teaching philosophy and practices. I look forward to continuing my teaching efforts and contributing to the unique academic community of Oxford.”