Strategic Management in the Modern Corporation (BUSI412, Spring 2021)
Lead instructor for core undergraduate class on corporate strategy at Kenan-Flagler Business School
Concepts covered: horizontal diversification, vertical integration, alliances & joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, global expansion, global strategies
Cases discussed: Alphabet, Coca-Cola, Disney & Pixar, IBM, NFL, Ant Financial, Merck
Instructor Evaluations: Section 1 (4.7 out of 5); Section 2 (4.9 out of 5)
"Professor Shermon was such a great instructor! He was very light-hearted and tried to keep things funny and also engaging. I appreciated the fact that he wanted us to do well and always welcomed us asking questions without feeling afraid. He was a great facilitator and was dedicated to our success. His lectures were clear and helpful, I appreciated that he reviewed some of the quiz questions in class too."
"Anavir is the BEST! His class has been my favorite virtual class -- it's truly the best class I've ever taken. He is incredibly intelligent, fosters great discussions, and encourages us to learn. He deserves a teaching award! I'm very thankful for the time he has dedicated to our class -- he is always prepared!"
"Professor Shermon always made sure people felt comfortable speaking, and he really encouraged disagreement and diversity of thought throughout the course. I appreciated how he wanted us to speak up and say whatever we wanted, and he would always give his rationale for the answer he was providing us with before moving onto another topic so everyone felt comfortable with the material."
"Professor Shermon was one of the most enthusiastic teachers I have had during my time at the B-school. He made the class engaging, and encouraged thoughtful discussion. I really enjoyed this class and the cases we looked at. I wish I had the opportunity to take more courses with him!"
Leading and Managing (MBA801, Spring 2018 - Present)
Work with Kenan-Flagler Evening & Weekend MBA groups to improve team dynamics
6 sessions conducted so far over 3 years
Facilitator Evaluations: 4.92 out of 5
"Anavir was amazing. He was compassionate and even let us finish our thoughts when he knew how important it was to wrap up before breakout rooms were eliminated. He clearly is smart, with high emotional IQ. Really appreciated the conversation and the feedback."
"Anavir was a great facilitator and provided great feedback into how we can improve team dynamics."