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The Case Centre Awards 2019

David praised for ‘real-word’ business experience

Outstanding Case Writer

L-R: Stephanie Brooks, Richard McCracken, David Wood and Lyn Purdy

Ivey Business School’s David Wood was presented with the 2019 Outstanding Case Teacher trophy in London (UK) on Wednesday 12 June.

The prize requires current and former students to vote for a case teacher that has had a particular influence on them, making the accolade a particularly special one.

Alt textDavid was joined at the ceremony by his family; Richard McCracken, The Case Centre Director; Stephanie Brooks, Ivey Chief Administrative Officer; and Lyn Purdy, Ivey Associate Dean.

"I would like to congratulate David on winning this award,” said Richard.

“I was impressed by the warmth of the nominations that David received, both from students and colleagues. The judges highly commended his exceptional entry, agreeing that it clearly stood out among an extremely competitive field of truly outstanding case teachers.

“Ivey Business School has long been known as a case school so it is hard to be a pioneer in case work at the location, making David's win even more remarkable."

After spending many years in international business, mergers and acquisitions, David joined Ivey in 2009 and has gone on to become MBA Program Director, as well as co-authoring new versions of the bestselling Ivey series of books that explore case teaching, learning and writing.

Highly regarded by his students, David is praised for using his industry experience in the classroom.

Tom Hansen, who was taught by David in 2013 and 2018, commented: “David was my favourite professor, teaching on both my HBA and MBA programmes.

“He has ‘real-word’ business experience which brings a richness to his case and classroom work. As a president of a Canadian manufacturing firm that faced a challenging competitive environment, David has the experience and empathy to speak passionately about businesses facing difficult decisions.

“He clearly displays this wisdom and depth in his classes, frequently describing to the class how his emotions in situations similar to our case discussions influenced his decisions.”

Read more about David here.

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