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Keiko KrahnkeName:
Keiko Krahnke
Associate Professor of Management and Business Communications
Monfort College of Business
Management and marketing
Years Teaching:
More than 30 (13 at UNC)
B.A. in English from Doshisha Women’s College,
M.A. in English from Colorado State University
Ph.D. in Human Resource Development from Colorado State University.
Areas of expertise/Research interests:
Include spirituality and business, systems thinking, Appreciative Inquiry (discovering what gives life to a living system), and corporate citizenship.  Currently interested in learning about human consciousness and teaching empathy and compassion.
You might not know that I …
make up songs and sing to my dogs.
When I let my hair down, I can be found …
playing with my dogs.
My welcome-to-teaching moment that I’ll never forget was …
When I received a card from one of my former students saying, “You have opened my eyes to the world around me and changed my life.  I will forever be grateful.”
I chose UNC because …
I really saw something different from other universities, something that UNC has, a character that I really value.
Confucius would say my teaching philosophy is …
let the inner wisdom of students come out.
If I’m not teaching a class, or in my office, you can find me on campus …
walking outside.
I cannot live without …
my animal friends.
If I hadn’t become a teacher, I would be a …
Yearbook quote (advice you like to give to students or best advice you’ve received):
“Be the change that you would like to see in the world” and “Leave everything you touch a little bit better than you found it.”
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