Today, we are getting to know Bardia Kamrad:
What is your role? How long have you been at Georgetown?
I wear many different hats – I’m senior associate dean of executive degree programs, area coordinator for the Department of Operations and Information Management, and a professor. I started working at Georgetown in 1991.
What do you love about working at Georgetown?
I have spent essentially my entire career here at Georgetown, from the days of graduate school all the way to the present day. I love that Georgetown allows individuals to be innovative. We don’t stifle innovation here. I believe that well-monitored, carefully guided innovation is really important for the institution.
As one of the founders of our Executive MBA (EMBA) program, how have you seen the program grow and evolve over the past two decades?
The EMBA program has evolved and morphed – it’s a very different creature than it was [when we first started the program]. We are much more technology savvy and we will continue on that path, not only in terms of having some things online, but also in enhancing the overall technology base of the program. Our curriculum also has evolved drastically. I believe in continuous improvement, not just for the EMBA program but for all of our degree programs.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
I get tremendous joy out of playing tennis. I find that it’s my ticket to sanity! I was just watching the French Open – it was a beautiful match! At the end of the day, it’s a game of minds.
I like to read about airplanes and aviation – I find it fascinating. I also like reading about medical advances, especially those in the 19th and 20th centuries.