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Professor George Overstreet Receives Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching

Selected to receive a 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, McIntire Professor George Overstreet has been a beloved figure at the School for more than 35 years. One of three UVA faculty members chosen for the prestigious honor, Overstreet has been credited with helping hundreds of students launch their finance and real estate careers.

George Overstreet

George Overstreet

McIntire Professor George Overstreet is one of six UVA faculty members selected to receive a 2018 faculty award from the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, earning an Award for Excellence in Teaching. The faculty members were recognized April 12, 2018, at a banquet at the foundation, where they received awards totaling $35,000.

“The foundation established these awards with the sole intention of recognizing exceptional teaching inside the classroom, but as it turns out, the recipients are just as impactful in their research and their outreach beyond the classroom experience,” the foundation’s Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs Ben Skipper says. “This year’s six recipients exemplify the three criteria that are the pillars of our mission: scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.”

A member of the McIntire faculty for more than 35 years, Overstreet serves as the Walker Professor in Growth Enterprises and as Director of the Center for Growth Enterprises, and has taught courses in corporate financial management and real estate investment and finance. With a substantial body of research that includes numerous cases, monographs, and refereed articles, Overstreet has extensive expertise in valuation measurement and management for private firms and the use of operational research techniques in financial management.

The popular professor also directs the School’s undergraduate Real Estate Track, and currently teaches courses in real estate analysis and investment and corporate real estate. He is credited with helping hundreds of students launch their careers in the fields of finance and real estate. In 2009, he was inducted into the Raven Society and elected to the society’s Governing Council the same year.

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