FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Linda Lehrer
Business & Society Program, The Aspen Institute
New York, NY, October 6, 2010 – The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (Aspen CBE) announced today the winners of the 2010 Faculty Pioneer and Dissertation Proposal Awards. Dubbed the “Oscars of the business school world” by the The Financial Times, the Faculty Pioneers recognition celebrates business school instructors who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into the MBA curriculum. The Dissertation Proposal Award seeks to identify innovative Ph.D. research in core business disciplines that considers the interdependence between business decision-making and a wider societal or environmental context.
“We are thrilled to honor these trailblazing individuals,” said Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and Director of Aspen CBE. “They are the scholars and teachers leading the way to ensure that our future business leaders are ready to tackle the financial, social and environmental challenges they will face in their everyday business decisions.”
The 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award winners are:
• In the “Lifetime Achievement” category:
James Post, John F. Smith, Jr. Professor in Management at The School of Management, Boston University, and
David Vogel, Solomon P. Lee Professor of Business Ethics at The Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley
• In the “Faculty Pioneer” category: Mark Swilling, Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
• In the “Rising Star” category: Aaron K. (“Ronnie”) Chatterji, Associate Professor of Strategy at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
The 2010 Dissertation Proposal Award (DPA) winners are Lite Nartey, a PhD candidate in management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and Vishal Agrawal who recently completed his PhD in Operations Management at Georgia Tech and has joined the faculty of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
This year’s Faculty Pioneer winners were selected from nominations submitted by respected academics and business executives from around the world; self-nominations for the Faculty Pioneer awards are not considered. Finalists are selected by Aspen Institute staff in consultation with prominent academics. Faculty Pioneer winners are selected by a panel of corporate judges and the DPA winners are selected by academic judges. This year’s final-round judges are:
• Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
• Ray Fisman, Columbia University, Columbia Business School
• Deborah Holmes, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young
• Lauren Iannarone, Head of Sustainability, Barclays (formerly with Shell)
• Mitch Jackson, Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx
• Rachel Kowal, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
• Donald Schepers, Baruch College – CUNY, Zicklin School of Business
• Valerie Smith, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Citigroup
• Larry Zicklin, New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
The winners and finalists will be honored as part of the 2nd Aspen in New York Business & Society Annual Forum, October 26-27, 2010 (www.AspenInNYC.org). In addition to public recognition, Faculty Pioneers and Dissertation Proposal Award winners receive an honorarium.
To learn more about these two award programs, please visit www.aspencbe.org/awards/index.html.
About the Aspen Institute Center for Business Education
The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education equips business leaders for the 21st century with a new management paradigm—the vision and knowledge to integrate corporate profitability and social value. As part of The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program, the Center aims to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. www.AspenCBE.org
The Aspen Institute mission is twofold: to foster values-based leadership, encouraging individuals to reflect on the ideals and ideas that define a good society, and to provide a neutral and balanced venue for discussing and acting on critical issues. The Aspen Institute does this primarily in four ways: seminars, young-leader fellowships around the globe, policy programs, and public conferences and events. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.