Celebrating Johnson’s faculty and thought leadership
Dear Alumni and Friends:
When I meet with alumni across the country and around the world, and when I speak with students at Sage Hall, I hear a common theme: Johnson’s faculty members are not only extraordinarily fine teachers and mentors; they are also highly esteemed scholars whose ongoing research has far-reaching impact on the worlds of ideas and policy-making. It’s a magic formula. They have the keen ability to show the practical implications and applications of intellectual rigor. They present complex ideas and information in a way that makes them crystal clear and fosters deep, engaging class discussions. The result is learning that lasts a lifetime.
The career successes and ongoing support of Johnson’s alumni speaks volumes on this score. Further evidence is in the quality and quantity of our faculty’s published research and honors; the regard in which they are held by business and financial media, who regularly call on Johnson faculty to comment on new developments, trends, and events (see Faculty in the Media); and in the enthusiasm students and alumni show when they cast votes for Johnson’s teaching awards.
Among the many faculty members who have been recognized for the academic, business, and financial expertise are:
- Professor Murillo Campello was cited in the 2013 edition of Thomson Reuters Research Fronts as one of the most influential researchers in the world on the 2008 financial crisis, based on both academic and policy influence.
- Professor Andrew Karolyi, who is also academic director of the Emerging Markets Institute, was the Pembroke Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University last spring and is a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund this fall. He spoke in-depth on Voice America recently about investment opportunities and pitfalls in emerging economies
- Professor Maureen O’Hara received her scond honorary doctorate, this time from Universität Bern, Switzerland. She is chairman of the board of Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG), a global agency brokerage firm, and she serves on the Global Advisory Board of Securities and Exchange Commission of India, several other prestigious boards.
- Professor Mark Nelson was honored with the Best Paper Award by Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory’s for “A Model and Literature Review of Professional Skepticism in Auditing.”
- Professor Vithala R. Rao was elected a Fellow of the INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences) Society for Marketing Science, the top honor in the field of marketing science.
Three Johnson professors published new books in 2013:
- Professor Levent Orman is author of Technology and Its Discontents: The Deadly Embrace of Technology and Society
- Professor Richard Marin is author of Global Pension Crisis: Unfunded Liabilities and How We Can Fill the Gap (Wiley Finance)
- Professor Robert Jarrow and his former student, Arkadev Chatterjea, MA ’91, PhD ’93, are co-authors of An Introduction to Derivative Securities, Financial Markets, and Risk Management
The following professors were recognized by Johnson students and alumni for their stellar teaching:
- The residential MBA Class of 2013 honored Professor Vishal Gaur with the Core Faculty Award as the best core course professor, and Professor Mark Nelson was honored with the Apple Award for Teaching Excellence as the best instructor.
- The Accelerated MBA Class of 2013 honored David Juran, senior lecturer of operations management as the best Core instructor
- The Executive MBA Class of 2013 honored Professor James Detert and Professor Yaniv Grinstein with the Globe Award for Teaching Excellence.
- The residential MBA Class of 2008 honored Risa Mish, senior lecturer of management, with the Stephen Russell Family Teaching Award at Reunion 2013. This award is voted on by the 5-year residential MBA reunion class, and indicates a lasting influence on their education.
Johnson faculty have set the bar high, and I assure you that we will hold to that standard as we grow our faculty to meet demands for new courses in our residential programs and for our new MBA at Cornell Tech.
Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean