Abe  Bakhsheshy
  • Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Professor and Director, School Of Business
  • Professor (Lecturer), Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy


  • Doctoral degree in Ed. Administration and Human Resources Management, PH D, University Of Utah


Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy, PhD


Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy is a Bill Daniels Professor of Ethics and professor/lecturer of organizational behavior at the Management Department of The David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah. He has more than 35 years of management experience including seven years of executive level position in overseas working with multi national corporations.

 Prior to joining the David Eccles School of Business in July of 2002, Dr. Bakhsheshy served the University of Utah Hospitals and Community Clinics as the Director of Quality Resources, Marketing, Employee Recognition, Public Relations and Customer Services. Preceding this position, he had administrative responsibilities for over twelve UUHN Medical centers throughout the state of Utah.  Dr. Bakhsheshy is also an organizational development consultant providing human resources and leadership education services for organizations within the state of Utah and nationally.

 Dr. Bakhsheshy has been the recipient of the University of Utah’s Presidential distinguished leader Award, formally recognizing his leadership and immense interest in serving the University.

He has been awarded the Marvin Ashton Excellence in Teaching Award in 2002, the Brady Superior Teaching Award as well as the University of Utah’s Associated Students Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, Executive MBA Superior Teaching Award in 2008.

In 2009 Dr. Abe received the University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award and was recognized during the 2009 University of Utah commencement ceremony in May.

He was also awarded both the Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award and Masters Outstanding Teaching Award in 2011. 

In 2012 Dr. Abe was awarded the Bill Daniels Ethics Distinguished Teaching Award and in 2013 he was the recipient of the Professional MBA Distinguished Tecahing Award.

His areas of interest in research and teaching include leadership and effective management, human resources management, conflict and quality management, ethics and social responsibility, and effective health care system delivery.