Crystal Farh

Crystal Rocks!

Crystal Farh wins the 2019 PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching

Crystal Farh

Crystal Farh, an associate professor of management, won the 2019 PACCAR Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

The Foster School’s highest teaching honor was established in 1998 by PACCAR Inc, the Fortune 200 global technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. The PACCAR Award’s annual recipient is selected by a panel of Foster MBA students.

Since joining Foster in 2015, Farh has distinguished herself as one of the school’s most dynamic and impactful educators. She teaches both the MBA core course in Management and Leadership (MGMT 500) and an MBA elective on Leading and Managing High-Performance Organizations (MGMT 545).

Her students describe her as “motivating,” “engaging” and “nurturing.” They call her an “incredible communicator” who is “enthusiastic,” “passionate” and “motivating.”

“Crystal has mastered how to teach the most important and difficult of skills: organizational leadership,” wrote one MBA student in nominating Farh for the award. “And she brings joy to her classes while doing it.”

“Crystal is so skilled at combining research, activities and out-of-class reflection,” commented another of her MBAs. “She has supported the development of each member of the class of 2019 by helping us envision our personal leadership strengths and where we can improve.”

Another summed her up simply: “Crystal rocks!”

Ed Kromer Managing Editor Foster School

Ed Kromer is the managing editor of Foster Business magazine. Over the past two decades, he has served as the school’s senior storyteller, writing about a wide array people, programs, insights and innovations that power the Foster School community.