Abe  Bakhsheshy
  • Professor (Lecturer), Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy
  • Professor/Lecturer of Organizational Behavior, Entrepruensship and Strategy, School Of Business
  • Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Professor and Director, University of Utah, School Of Business

Honors & Awards

  • Brady Superior Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/06/2022
  • The Online Distinguished Teaching Award for year 2020. Eccles School of Business, 05/12/2020
  • The Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/03/2018
  • 2017 Masters Teaching Excellence Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/2017
  • The State of Utah Chamber of Commerce and United Way New Pioneer American Dream Award . State of Utah , 04/2017
  • Brady Faculty Superior Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/04/2016
  • NASBA Center for Public Trust Making a Difference Award (given by student leaders). Eccles School of Business, 05/03/2016
  • Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. Eccles School of Business, 05/07/2015
  • Professional Service Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014
  • Executive MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business, 05/02/2014
  • Professional MBA Distinguished Teaching Award . University of Utah, David Eccles School of Business, 05/03/2013
  • The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Leadership in Ethics Education Gold Award. The Bill Daniels Ethics Leadership Initiatives , 12/16/2011
  • EMBA Distinguished Teaching Award. University of Utah, 05/06/2011
  • Masters Outstanding Teaching Award. The David Eccles School of Business U of U, 05/06/2011
  • University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Utah Distinguished Teaching Award). University of Utah President, 2009
  • Executive MBA Teaching Award (Distinguished Teaching Award). Executive Education DESB, 2008
  • Brady Superior Teaching Award. DESB Alumni Association, 2007
  • ASUU Student Choice Award (Superior teaching award). ASUU, 2007
  • CFD Distinguished Teaching Award. Center for Disabled Students, 2006
  • Marvin J. Ashton Teaching Excellence Award (The David Eccles School of Business). The David Eccles School of Business, 2003

In the Media

  • interviews with local TV Stations and newspapers about business ethics, Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives and management practices. 09/23/2022.

Professional Service

  • Eccles School of Business. The Executive MBA Committee. Role: Member of the Committee. The DESB Executive MBA Committee. Scholarly Service. 02/21/2018 - 02/28/2023
  • University of Utah. Daniels Fund Ethics Initiatives, Eccles School of Business: As the Daniels fund Ethics Initiative Director and Professor, I am responsible for a variety of tasks that include a robust research in both business ethics, effective leadership and human resource management. I believe that, due to the nature of such discipline, these efforts have had a profound impact only on matriculated students but other external education seekers. Following are the list of the activities, interactions with other departments throughout the campus of University of Utah and external community members, including national consortium and summit: Academic courses in ethics Ethics faculty Fellows Utah Ethical Leadership Award Students Ethics Ambassadors Students’ Ethics Club National Ethics Summit & Consortium Ethics Case Competitions Community leaders’ involvement Ethics in education across the campus Ethics Award and recognition throughout the campus Corporate Ethics Capstone Ethics Round-tables Ethics week Ethics Seminars for Executive education Foundation of business ethics courses Ethics symposium Students’ Ethics Internships I have appeared in several local television satiation news programs sharing academic perspectives and interviewed by printed and digital newspapers in Utah. Through Utah Ethical Leadership Award for recognition of for-profit, non-profit and government entities, I have had a great deal of interactions regarding effective leadership and practice of ethics in their organizations. Through many executive education seminars that I have conducted for Utah and national companies, I have shared the most recent and current research related to effective leadership, management of human resources and business ethics. 02/11/2014 - 02/28/2023
  • Rising Star Internship for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department Faculty Advisor. Role: Faculty adviser responsible for the course. Rising Star Internship for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department Faculty Advisor. 01/2014 - present
  • The EMBA Commiittee. Role: Member of the Commiittee . The David Eccles School of Business. Scholarly Service. 08/2013 to present . 08/2013 - present
  • Managment Depratment Curriculum Ad-Hoc Commiittee. Role: Chair. Developed two new courses for undergraduate manganese major. 08/2013 - 12/2013
  • The Executive MBA Commiittee. Role: Member of the Commiittee. The DESB Executive MBA Committee. 06/2013 - 12/30/2016
  • University of Utah Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative . Role: co-chair. University of Utah Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Director. 12/13/2012 - present
  • Community Foundation of Utah. Role: Member of the DFEI Committee and Judge. Working with the Foundation to recognize the most ethical businesses in Utah. 02/13/2012 - 12/31/2016
  • The David Eccles School of Business. Role: Member. Masters of Health Care Advisory Board . 10/15/2010 - 06/07/2011
  • Eller Regional Ethics Competition . Role: Faculty Advisor and Coordinator. Student advisory. 01/2005 - 12/31/2016
  • Utah Entrepreneur Center Advisory Board. Board Member. 2004 - 2005

Internal Service

  • Executive MBA Committee. Member, 01/26/2015 - 12/31/2021. College service.
  • DESB, Deans Roundtable: Business Values and Ethics. Member, 2004 - present. College service.
  • Management Department, Internship Program. Faculty advisor, 2003 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Utah non-profit.for profit and government entities Utah Ethical Leadership Award. 02/22/2017 - 02/21/2023
  • Utah Community Foundation. 02/25/2015 - 02/27/2023
  • Through the Utah Ethical Leadership Award and Executive Education seminars offered to members of the business community leaders, we continue to benefit from their experiences, business knowledge and expertise for coaching, mentoring, interviews and networking opportunities for our students. 01/26/2015 - 09/27/2024
  • Utah Ethical Leadership Awards, Rising Star Internship Programs , Executive Education seminars, presentations, workshops and roundtable. 01/26/2015 - 05/28/2021
  • Daniels Fund . 02/11/2013 - 02/28/2023


  • Through a series of ongoing presentations and lectures related to ethics in personal, professional and public life for Utah High Schools, a great number of male, female and minority students have exhibited interest in attending our school and communication with these young men and women continues throughout the academic year. 01/26/2016 - 09/27/2024