Year in Review 2008-2009
- L. Joseph Thomas, the Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean of the Johnson School and professor of operations management, was named a fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS), the international organization representing the interests of production and operations management practitioners, scientists, educators, and students. Given for life, the fellowship is the most prestigious honor awarded by POMS and recognizes members who have made exceptional intellectual contributions to the profession and the society through their research and teaching.
- Robert Jarrow, the Ronald and Susan Lynch Professor of Investment Management and professor of finance and economics, was honored with Risk magazine's 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award, given in recognition of his "work in helping to develop innovative models now used by dealers, investors, and regulators, alongside his role in the creation and popularization of the modern discipline of mathematical finance." Jarrow also published Financial Derivatives Pricing: Selected Works of Robert Jarrow (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2008).
- Elena Iankova, lecturer of international business, published Business, Government, and EU Accession: Strategic Partnership and Conflict (Lexington Books, 2009).
- Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and professor of economics, published The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide: Common Sense for Troubled Times (Basic Books, 2009), a new collection of his columns from the New York Times.
- Vithala R. Rao, the Dean W. Malott Professor of Management and professor of marketing and quantitative methods, was honored with the Charles Coolidge Parlin Marketing Research Award presented by the American Marketing Association and the American Marketing Association Foundation. The award recognizes distinguished academics and practitioners who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and sustained impact on advancing the evolving profession of marketing research over an extended period of time.
- Vishal Gaur, associate professor of operations management, received the 2008 best-paper award from Manufacturing & Service Operations Management for his paper, "Hedging Inventory Risk Through Market Instruments," co-authored with Sridhar Seshadri, professor at University of Texas at Austin. The paper explores how to use financial market information to improve demand forecasting and inventory planning, and how to use financial contracts to mitigate the risk in carrying inventory.
- Several Johnson School faculty were named on two distinct lists of the most prolific authors in accounting and finance literature, 1959-2008, including Harold Bierman, Robert Jarrow, Robert Libby, Roni Michaely, Mark Nelson, and Maureen O'Hara.
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