October 01, 2018

Michael Ozlanski ’05, assistant professor of accounting, has earned the Sigmund Weis School of Business’ annual teaching and advising award for going above and beyond in the classroom and with student advisees.

“Dr. Ozlanski has quickly established himself as one of the top teachers in the Sigmund Weis School of Business,” says Matt Rousu, dean of the school and professor of economics. “His nominators noted his excellence in teaching Global Business Perspectives and accounting classes, and his ability to integrate the arts to help students learn.”

“He is always willing to provide academic, work or life advice to any student who stops by to chat,” Rousu adds.

Ozlanski says he is humbled by the award and always tries to approach his interactions with students from a place of care and concern.

“The really cool thing about being at Susquehanna is that it is so student-focused. I get to come to work every day and help 18- to 22-year-olds, who are our future, to achieve their dreams,” he says.

By teaching a range of courses with small class sizes, Ozlanski sees students develop from their first year to their senior year-and even beyond.

“You can foster these relationships as they move through the trajectory of their time at Susquehanna. These connections extend even beyond graduation,” he says.

His own postgraduate friendships with Susquehanna faculty and staff helped bring him and his wife, Tammy ’06, back to Susquehanna in 2015.