(Vallejo, California – April 19, 2016) – California State University Maritime Academy Professor Dr. Nipoli Kamdar has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).
Kamdar is a professor of economics in the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management. The IACBE award "recognizes outstanding faculty members from the IACBE community who have significant records of accomplished teaching and have used their expertise to make meaningful and significant contributions to student learning in a way that advances academic quality in business education.
IACBE was founded in 1997 and is nationally-recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Cal Maritime's ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management is accredited by IACBE, which has hundreds of member institutions and campuses worldwide, and has accredited over 1,300 business and business-related programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.



Established in 1929, California State University Maritime Academy is the only degree-granting maritime academy on the West Coast. Located in Vallejo, California, the campus serves nearly 1,000 students and offers undergraduate degrees preparing students for careers in engineering, transportation, international relations, business, and global logistics. The new oceanography degree program launched in the fall of 2020. Cal Maritime also offers a master’s degree in Transportation and Engineering Management, as well as a number of extended learning programs and courses.