Joe Carella Receives Best Instructor Award


Joe Carella, assistant dean of Eller Executive Education, has received the 2022 Best Instructor Award for this year’s X-Culture Competition.

He is ranked in the top 32 among 199 instructors from 171 universities in 53 countries receiving this award whose students competed in the competition.

Each instructor is rated and ranked along 124 performance variables—the most important being the class-average performance. Student ratings in terms of effort, intellectual contribution, collegiality, as well as the personal share of the work completed by the students in the total work completed by their teams all were taken into account.

This award goes to the best class/university, rather than an individual instructor and this year’s Online MBA Global Business Experience class was a big contributor in Carella’s receiving this award.

As the assistant dean of executive education, Carella is passionate about building executive and managerial talent and developing insight that can drive better business outcomes for leaders and their organizations. He has more than 20 years of experience in helping executives and corporations in managing change and developing successful business strategies and has worked as a strategy consultant at British Telecommunication, Ernst & Young and the London 2012 Olympics – TfL program. His doctoral research and executive education engagements have seen him focus on corporate strategy and business performance with a variety of corporate clients including Hershey's, Chevron, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Intel, DP World, Essilor, BBVA Compass Bank, Produce Marketing Association, Xenel Industries, P.F. Chang’s, Raytheon, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Discover Financial Services. Carella has published in Harvard Business ReviewForbes and The Wall Street Journal on the challenges of leadership and sustainable growth strategies.