Dr. Valentina Naumenko is a Professor in the School of Business and Public Leadership at Johnson University, Florida. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Organizational Behavior. Her teaching career started in Estonia, where she has been teaching Human Resource management, Leadership, and Business Ethics to undergraduate students since 2007.
All students are unique. As educational practitioners, we are responsible for creating a stimulating educational environment where every student can grow mentally, emotionally, and socially. I believe that effective communication enables one to create such an environment. An open-door policy and constructive and prompt feedback are what display care and support. I always encourage my mentees to share their ideas and knowledge. To stimulate knowledge sharing, I promote positive consequences for them and set well communicated goals.
My teaching philosophy follows Benjamin Franklin, who said “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” I engage students in everything we do because Business Administration is a live discipline, where knowledge comes through live experience. I do not support educators who simply rely on textbooks. It is most likely that members of higher education are capable of reading on their own, right? My students have a thirst to explore and understand real-life settings of the business. Therefore, exercises, workshops, labs and practices are the critical elements of my teaching strategy.