The University Record, September 3, 1996

Nine Business School faculty will hold named professorships

Several Business School faculty members have been named to distinguished professorships:

Jane E. Dutton, professor of organizational behavior, human resource management and corporate strategy, will hold the William Russell Kelly Professorship in Business Administration.

David A. Hirshleifer, professor of finance, will be the Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor in Finance.

William S. Lovejoy, professor of operations management, will hold the John Psarouthakis Research Professorship in Manufacturing Management.

Robert E. Quinn, professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, will also hold the Margaret Elliott Tracy Collegiate Professorship in Business Administration.

George J. Siedel III, professor of law, history and communication, also will hold the Williamson Family Professorship of Business Administration.

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe, assistant professor of organizational behavior and human resource management, also will hold the NBD Bancorp Assistant Professorship in Business Administration.

Anand Swaminathan, assistant professor of corporate strategy, also will hold the Sanford R. Robertson Assistant Professorship in Business Administration.

Joel B. Slemrod, professor of business administration and public policy, also will hold the Paul W. McCracken Professorship in Business Economics.

Janet A. Weiss, professor of organizational behavior and public policy, also will hold the Mary C. Bromage Collegiate Professorship of Business Administration.

 

Jane E. Dutton

Dutton is "a highly regarded scholar working in the areas of strategic issues in organizations, the relationship between organizational context and individual-level behavior, and organizational change," B. Joseph White, dean of the School of Business Administration, said. "She has a very strong publication record in the profession's top journals. She is chair of the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management area and has been active with the Governance Committee and the Affirmative Action Committee."

The Kelly Professorship was created in 1993 with funding from William Russell Kelly, founder and chair of Kelly Services Inc.

 

David A. Hirshleifer

Hirshleifer is "one of our senior faculty scholars working in the areas of corporate finance and investment," White said. "He is a strong presence in the profession, not only on our faculty but among colleagues across the country. He publishes in the top journals, and collaborates with the leading scholars in finance. He makes frequent presentations at professional societies and seminars, is a referee for many of the top publications in the profession, and is editor and associate editor for several prestigious journals."

The Waterman Professorship was established in 1994 with funding provided through unrestricted private funds and through contributions by the Waterman family.

 

William S. Lovejoy

Lovejoy is "a senior faculty leader with a strong research record, working in the areas of product development, inventory and operational control, and managing congestion and complexity," White said. "He has a lengthy publication record in the profession's top journals and many invited papers presented at national and international conferences. He is chair of the School's Operations Management area, and has served on the School's Strategic Planning Committee, the MBA Review Committee and the Doctoral Program Committee."

The Psarouthakis Professorship was established in 1990 with funding provided by J.P. Industries.

 

Robert E. Quinn

Quinn is "a renowned scholar working in the areas of organizational change and effectiveness, management and leadership," according to White. "He is a prolific author, appearing in top tier journals and most recently publishing a book, Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within. He is one of the core teachers in the Executive Education Program, teaching in executive and management programs to consistently high ratings and serving as liaison to some of the major corporate participants."

The Margaret Elliott Tracy Professorship was established this month with funding provided through unrestricted private funds and through donor contributions.

 

George J. Siedel III

Siedel "directed the School's Minority Summer Institute for five years; he has served three terms on the School's Executive Committee since 1981; he chaired the School's Affirmative Action Committee for seven years; he was chair of the Dean Search Committee in 1990-91; and more recently he has served on the Board of Directors of the William Davidson Institute and as chair of that Institute's Director Search Committee. He exemplifies the spirit of the Williamson Professorship through his strong emphasis on and support of research and instruction."

The Williamson Professorship, established in May, was made possible by a gift from Warren P. Williamson Jr. to foster business theory and practice through instruction and research in business administration.

 

Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe is "a very promising junior scholar, working in the area of organizational design and effectiveness," White said. "She has a very strong list of publications, both in number and in quality of journals, and frequently presents her work at professional conferences. In 1995 she received a best paper award from the Academy of Management for her paper `Work History and Selective Perception: Fine-tuning What We Know.' She also serves as a reviewer for several of the most prestigious journals in her field."

The NBD Bancorp Professorship was approved at the March 1995 Regents meeting to recognize and support promising non-tenured faculty.

 

Anand Swaminathan

Swaminathan is "one of our most promising junior scholars, who is working in the areas of organizational forms and populations, social movement organizations, and the effects of social networks and imprinting on entrepreneurial activity," White said. "He has an impressive list of publications, both in number and in the quality of the journals in which he publishes, and frequently presents his research at national conferences. His teaching ratings are good, and he is involved on several doctoral dissertation committees."

The Robertson Professorship was approved at the July 1992 Regents meeting with funding provided through a pledge from Sanford R. Robertson as part of the capital campaign.

 

Joel B. Slemrod

Slemrod is "an internationally renowned scholar working in the areas of taxation, trade and investment," White said. "He is recognized as an outstanding researcher who has provided major contributions to the field of tax policy research and serves as a consultant to Price Waterhouse, the World Bank and the U.S. Department of Treasury, among others. Prof. Slemrod is a prolific author publishing in top tier journals. He is frequently called upon to present his research findings and to give testimony to taxation issues, and makes frequent press appearances."

The McCracken Professorship, established in 1986, is funded with resources from the School of Business Administration.

 

Janet A. Weiss

Weiss is "a strong faculty presence in our School and across campus, and serves as an exemplary role model for faculty administrators who balance the rigorous demands of a continuing research agenda with the equally intense demands of faculty administration. Prof. Weiss' service as associate dean has been outstanding, and she has been a strong and integral part of the dean's administrative team. She continues to lead the School's doctoral program through implementation of the reorganization and refocusing of purpose and curriculum begun several years ago."

The Bromage Professorship was established in May to honor Mary C. Bromage for her long and distinguished career as an outstanding member of the Business School faculty.