Haas NewsWire - August 27, 2007
Tom Campbell to Step Down as Haas School of Business Dean in July 2008
Tom Campbell, the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business
at the University of California, Berkeley, will step down from his position
next summer after completing his five-year appointment, he told faculty,
staff, students, and alumni of the school on Monday, August 27.
Campbell said he will make an announcement about his future plans after
he leaves on July 15, 2008.
"Tom Campbell has shown exceptional leadership as dean of the Haas
School by steadily increasing its reputation for excellence so that it
clearly ranks among the top business schools nationally and internationally," said
UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. "On the personal front,
I greatly appreciate Tom's friendship and the sage advice Tom has given
me on many complicated political issues."
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer will create a
campus committee to conduct a national search for a new dean for the Haas
School in the coming days.
"It is a tremendous honor to lead the Haas School of Business at
UC Berkeley," said Campbell, who became the school's thirteenth dean
in August 2002. "I have been most positively impressed with the loyalty
of the alumni, the excellence of the faculty, the tremendous energy and
high quality of the staff, and, most of all, the students, who have made
this job a joy."
Over the coming year, Campbell said he will increase efforts to expand
the permanent, full-time faculty so the school can improve its ratio of
faculty to students and offer more and a wider variety of courses -- a
major goal of the school during his administration. Campbell also
plans to solidify the school's emphasis on teaching about ethics in business.
Among the accomplishments of the Haas School while under Campbell's
- The school has improved its showing in the major business school rankings
so that its programs are regularly rated among the top ten.
- Fund raising has reached record levels, helping the school make progress
toward its goal of financial self-sufficiency. Contributions to the Haas
School annual fund have grown 75% during his administration, and the
school's endowment has grown 87% to reach $194 million. Haas also
received the largest single gift in the school's 108-year history --
$25 million from an anonymous donor in August 2005.
- Several academic programs were expanded to serve more students. The
undergraduate program increased its intake by 25% to accommodate the
growing demographic bulge of students entering UC Berkeley. The Evening & Weekend
Berkeley MBA Program added a second weekend cohort, and the Center for
Executive Development dramatically expanded its programs for business
executives. The school has also increased
and improved its wide array of services for and outreach to students,
alumni, and corporate recruiters.
- The school's initiatives in socially responsible business were transformed
and expanded into a highly successful Center for Responsible Business
that supports innovative teaching, research, experiential learning, and
- A new Center for Public and Nonprofit Management was launched this
summer to build on the school's thriving program in this area.
- A regenerated focus on ethics in business education was reflected
in a mandatory ethics course for students and regular guest lecturers
on the subject, including appearances by federal and state prosecutors,
convicted white-collar criminals, and prominent whistleblowers.
Campbell has also been overseeing the implementation of a new strategic
plan for the Haas School that includes plans for a new building, new faculty
hiring, additional fund-raising for faculty research, increased student
scholarships, and a new branding strategy centered around "Leading
Through Innovation." The strategy was developed in 2005 by then-Acting
Dean Richard Lyons, while Campbell was on leave. "Rich Lyons
did a superb job in leading the school and in creating a far-sighted strategy
that will guide the school successfully into the future," says Campbell.
A former Stanford Law School professor, Campbell has appeared as a guest
lecturer while dean in classes at UC Berkeley's business and law schools. He
is currently teaching a business law course in the Haas School's Berkeley-Columbia
Executive MBA Program and the Evening & Weekend MBA Program.
Campbell's five-year appointment as dean of the Haas School was extended
by one year, allowing him to take a one-year leave to serve as Director
of Finance for the State of California in December 2004, an appointment
made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Prior to joining the Haas School in 2002, Campbell was a law professor
at Stanford University Law School for 19 years, beginning in 1983. He
was elected five times to represent the Silicon Valley area of California
in the United States Congress. Campbell also was elected as a California
state senator in 1993.
Nicolae Garleanu and Terry Taylor Join the Haas Faculty
Nicolae Garleanu from the Wharton School and Terry Taylor from
Columbia Graduate School of Business are the latest additions to the faculty
this year, joining four other professors recently hired by the Haas School.
The hiring of Garleanu and Taylor follow the previously announced
additions of Patricia Dechow in the Haas School Accounting Group, Dmitri
Livdan in the Finance Group, and Jo-Ellen Pozner in the Organizational
Behavior and Industrial Relations Group (OBIR). Brian Uzzi will also join
the OBIR Group in January 2008.
Garleanu, formerly assistant professor of finance at Wharton,
will be teaching the core "Introduction to Finance" (MBA 203)
course this fall. Garleanu will be an assistant professor at Haas. He
earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Stanford Graduate School of Business
and master's and bachelor's degrees in mathematics from the University
Garleanu's research interests include asset pricing in imperfect
markets, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations and security design,
and auctions. His research has won awards from the Western Finance Association
and the Association for Investment Management and Research.
Taylor has been the Barbara and Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor at
Columbia since 2005. He has arrived at Haas, where he will be an associate
professor, but will not start teaching this fall. He previously taught
operations management courses at Columbia, where he received the Dean's
Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course.
Taylor studies supply chain management and served as director of research
of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Supply Chain Management Forum
before moving to Columbia in 2001. Taylor earned both a Ph.D. in management
science and engineering and a bachelor's of science in industrial engineering
"With the additions of Nicholae and Terry -- on top of our other
previously announced great hires -- 2007 has proven to be a banner recruiting
year," says Jim Lincoln, associate dean for academic affairs and
faculty chair. "And we aren't done by a long shot. We'll be recruiting
aggressively in the 07-08 academic year and beyond in order to build the
faculty size and strength we need to meet the staffing needs of our instructional
programs and fulfill the broader goals of the Haas Leading Through Innovation
The total number of full-time equivalent faculty at the Haas School
is now 75.
New MBA and Ph.D. Students Join the Haas School
The Haas School welcomed 482 new full-time and evening & weekend
MBA students and 15 new Ph.D. students to campus with the start of classes
today, August 27.
The Berkeley Full-time MBA Program
The 239 new students entering the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program emerged
from an increasingly competitive field. Applications increased
by 20% this past year, up from 2,727 to 3,276. Admission was offered
to 14% of the applicant pool. The new students arrived on campus
last week for orientation, held August 17-26.
"The new class is the statistically strongest in 15 years, with
very high undergraduate GPAs and GMAT scores," says Pete Johnson,
the director of Full-time MBA Admissions. Thirty-nine percent are international,
representing 34 different countries, from China and the Czech Republic
to Venezuela and Vietnam. Women comprise 31% of the class. The students
possess a median five years of professional experience and their median
age is 28.
Many students in the incoming class bring experience in management consulting,
finance, and high technology. Two individuals are studying in the program
on Fulbright Scholarships and one is a Point Foundation Scholar. Also
among the students is a Navy SEAL officer, a volunteer who has helped
prison inmates write business plans, and a former executive producer of
a television quiz show.
The Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program welcomed 243 new students with
a two-day orientation, held August 3-5.
These fully employed students have an average age of 32 and 8 years
of work experience. Their median GMAT score is 700. About 45% already
hold advanced degrees.
Twenty-six countries are represented by the class, with 70% speaking
more than one language. Most students live and work in the San Francisco
Bay Area, while about 4% travel from outside of the region to attend classes.
The students' work experience is wide-ranging; students include a US
Air Force officer, a wedding planner, a pharmacist, two Mensa members,
a US Navy mission commander, and a former television reporter. One student
worked for the Peace Corps in Malawi; two have climbed to the top of Mt.
Kilimanjaro. One fronted a rock band in Texas.
The new Evening & Weekend MBA students join second-year and third-year
candidates, bringing total program enrollment to 766.
Fifteen new Ph.D. students were chosen from an applicant pool of 401
people. Ten of the students hold master's degrees. Five are international
students, hailing from Brazil, India, Israel, and Korea. Admission of
the new students brings total enrollment in the Haas School Ph.D. program
Among the distinctions of this year's entering Ph.D. class, is a median
GRE quantitative score of 800 -- the highest score possible.
Four of the students have enrolled in Business and Public Policy, three
in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, and two each
in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate.
Berkeley Full-time MBA Class of 2009 Welcomed at Orientation Week
The Berkeley Full-time MBA class of 2009 mingled, made connections,
and got a taste of campus life during Orientation Week (O-week), which
kicked off with welcoming remarks from Bob Haas, the chairman of Levi
Strauss & Co.
Haas spoke about innovative business practices and corporate social
responsibility, highlighting some of pioneering work Levi Strauss has
done in both areas. Later that day, Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president
and COO of Adobe Systems, offered a keynote speech about leadership.
Speaking on the topic of innovation, N.W. (Bill) Jasper Jr., CEO, president,
and director of Dolby Laboratories, kicked off the first Dean's Speaker
Series event of the new academic year last Tuesday. Students had worked
on a Dolby case analysis earlier in the day.
A mix of social and academic activities, O-week included a two-day ropes
course to promote team- and trust-building among the 239 new students.
Students also played golf at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland and, on
Wednesday, volunteered at Alameda Point Collaborative, a community of
500 individuals working to regaining their lives and their places in the
community while recovering from domestic violence, disability, AIDS, or
New students were also introduced to the Haas School's Leading Through
Innovation focus and its role in their lives. On Monday, second-year MBA
students lead a panel discussion about the Haas School's Leading Through
Innovation focus, the play Digital Media Conference, and the Berkeley
Energy & Resources Collaborative. Later in the week, faculty and alumni
joined the second-year students to discuss corporate social responsibly
and nonprofit management opportunities such as the Young Entrepreneurs
O-week concluded with an optional "Consumption Function" in
the Haas School courtyard, where students mingled over food and drinks
and enjoyed a variety of carnival-style games.
Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership to Launch this Fall
The Haas School's Nonprofit and Public Management Program will become
the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, effective September 1.
The center's mission is to prepare students to found, lead, manage,
or govern nonprofit organizations and organizations for the public good.
Nora Silver, who has served as the director of the Haas School's Nonprofit
and Public Management Program, becomes director of the new center and
an adjunct professor.
The center was created in response to increased demand from students
for offerings in the nonprofit and public sectors, according to Silver.
The center also recently received major gifts from individual and foundation
"Haas is positioned to create the next generation of nonprofit
and public leaders," Silver says. "Our students and alumni are
committed to using their business skills to make the world a better place
by improving access to education, healthcare, and quality of life for
In three years, the Haas School's nonprofit and public management program
has grown significantly. The program's three courses have grown to eight,
and the number of students placed as Berkeley Board Fellows on the boards
of local nonprofits grew from eight to sixty. The Berkeley Board Fellows
is one of the first and largest programs of its kind. Another program
offering field experience is Social Sector Solutions, in which student
consultants team up with McKinsey & Company coaches to help nonprofit
organizations with high-impact, entrepreneurial ventures.
In addition to classroom and experiential learning opportunities, the
Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership will offer two speaker series, "Education
Leadership" and "Private Philanthropy: Investing in Social Change."
Hal Varian Named Chief Economist at Google
Haas School Professor Hal Varian has been appointed chief economist
at Google, the Silicon Valley search giant.
Varian, a professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology
Management Group, became a full-time Google employee in June. He had worked
there as a consultant since May 2002.
"I've actually found that traditional economic analysis works extremely
well in understanding what's going in the information age," says
Varian, also the Class of 1994 Professor in the Department
of Economics and the founding dean of UC Berkeley's School of Information.
As Google's chief economist, Varian's responsibilities will include
performing econometric analysis of its advertising auction system, analyzing
"One of the great things about Google is you have a really good
environment for data analysis," Varian says. "It's a very high
energy, exciting place. I'm never bored."
Varian met Google CEO Eric Schmidt through activities at Berkeley, where
Schmidt earned a master's and Ph.D. in computer science. Schmidt reviewed
and commented on Varian's bestselling book, Information Rules: A Strategic
Guide to the Network Economy (1998), which Varian coauthored with Haas
School Professor Carl Shapiro 1998.
Varian will keep his posts at UC Berkeley and plans to return to campus
to give guest lectures. Last semester he taught "Strategic Computing
and Communications Technology" (MBA 290C), but he will not be teaching
this semester. He also is giving up a regular column in the New York
Times that he has written for the past seven years.
Marketing Professors Raghubir and Iyer Promoted to Full Professor
Priya Raghubir and Ganesh Iyer, both members of the Haas Marketing Group,
have been promoted to Full Professor at the Haas School.
"Both are leading-edge researchers, fine teachers, and dedicated
citizens of the Haas School," says Jim Lincoln, associate dean for
faculty and faculty chair. "The schoolwill benefitin many ways --
inreputation,service contribution,andleadership strength -- from theirascension
tothe senior faculty ranks."
Iyer has been the Harold Furst Associate Professor of Management Philosophy
and Values since 2006. He is a quantitative modeler who studies competitive
strategy, marketing information processes, and distribution channels. Iyer
came to Haas in 2000 from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington
Raghubir came to Haas in 1996 after working the Hong Kong University
of Science and Technology and New York University's Stern School of Business.
She is a behaviorist who uses experimental methods to study consumer preferences,
perceptions, and decision-making.
Glynn Washington Becomes Director of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas
Glynn Washington has joined the Haas School this week as the director
of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH).
"The Young Entrepreneurs program is uniquely positioned to
serve scores of additional students -- and press the policy debate toward
insuring that at-risk communities receive the investment necessary to
thrive," Washington says.
Before coming to Haas, Washington served as the executive director of
the Council for Responsible Public Investment (CRPI), a nonprofit public
policy organization working with leading institutional investors to ensure
that public resources are invested for community benefit.
Prior to joining CRPI, Washington held a variety of positions, including
administrator for the San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN), legislative
analyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and urban affairs
consultant with Ernst & Young LLP. Washington also has extensive
international experience, having studied in Japan and worked in both Japan
Washington has expertise in both creating and implementing youth policy. He
worked on Oakland Mayor's Ronald Dellum's Youth Services Task Force, which
was charged with creating recommendations for improving youth services
in Oakland. Washington served on the grantee committees for both the Fund
for Children and Youth and the Oakland Measure Y anti-violence initiative. He
has received commendations from both the San Francisco Mayor's Office
and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for public service in addressing
the needs of at-risk communities.
Washington holds both an undergraduate in political science and Asian
studies from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of
Michigan Law School. He and his wife, Annie, have two children and live
The Haas School's YEAH program offers entrepreneurial training for several
hundred educationally disadvantaged local teenagers each year. For
more information about YEAH, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/yeah/.
Social Entrepreneur Pamela Hawley to Speak at Haas on September 7
Pamela Hawley, founder and president of the social entrepreneurship
organization UniversalGiving, will speak at the Haas School as part of
the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series on Friday, September
7, at 12:00 noon, in the Wells Fargo Room.
Hawley will speak on philanthropy and volunteer work, communications
and sales, and social entrepreneurship. UniversalGiving is a San
Francisco-based nonprofit working to make giving and volunteering a natural
part of everyday life, both for individuals and corporations. The company's
web-based service connects donors
and volunteers with non-governmental organizations worldwide. It then
channels 100% of donations to the chosen organizations.
Hawley also co-founded VolunteerMatch in 1996, which has matched more
than two million volunteers with nonprofits through its web-based marketplace.
In 1999 she launched VolunteerMatch Corporate (VMC), a customized version
of the website for corporations and their employee volunteer programs.
More than 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, Gap Inc., and
Microsoft, became clients of the service under her management.
The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series began last year with
speakers that included Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas and Wired Magazine editor-in-chief
Chris Anderson. Upcoming speakers include Aysin Neville, senior vice president
of the Global SAP practice for BearingPoint; Brook Byers, a senior partner
at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; and Tom Byers, a professor at
All members of the Haas School community are invited to the talk.
Berkeley-Columbia Students and Alumni to Celebrate at Third Annual Gala, September 15
Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students and alumni will celebrate individual
and program successes at the third annual Berkeley-Columbia Gala on Saturday,
September 15, at the Claremont Hotel and Spa.
The celebration takes place at 6:30 p.m. with networking and cocktails
by the pool, followed by dinner and live and silent auctions. The auction
proceeds will benefit the Haas Annual Fund.
Haas School Dean Tom Campbell and Associate Dean Ethan Hanabury from
Columbia Business School will join staff, faculty, students, alumni, and
guests in the celebration.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/alumni/bcgala.
Haas School Features Prominently in Business School Surveys
The Haas School has received favorable marks in four separate rankings
this month. The school's undergraduate program ranked #3 in US News & World
Report, Fortune Small Business named Haas a top school for entrepreneurs,
Forbes' Return on Investment Survey ranked the Berkeley MBA #13, and Expansion
magazine ranked the Berkeley Full-time MBA program #8 for Mexican students.
Fortune Small Business Features Haas Entrepreneurship
The Haas School was highlighted as a top school for entrepreneurs in
a September Fortune Small Business feature that is titled "America's
Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."
Haas was featured for its strength in five of Fortune
Small Business's eight categories:
- The school's interdisciplinary efforts across campus in the "Double
- The Berkeley-Executive MBA Program in the "Executives" category;
- Entrepreneurship teaching in the MBA Program in the "MBAs" category;
- The school's Global Social Venture Competition in the "Social
Entrepreneurship" category; and
- Entrepreneurship teaching for undergraduates in the "Undergrads" category.
Fortune Small Business's listings "are the result of seven months
of interviews with hundreds of entrepreneurs, professors, students, alumni,
university administrators, and venture capitalists," according its
The full text available is at http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fsb/bestcolleges/2007/index.html.
US News & World Report Ranks Undergraduate Business Program
US News & World Report ranked the Haas School's undergraduate program
#3 among US business schools, tied with the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, according to its survey published on August 17. Haas has ranked
#3 in this survey for five consecutive years.
University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School ranked #1 and Massachusetts
Institute of Technology's Sloan School #2 in the business undergraduate
rankings, as they did last year.
Haas placed in the top five in several "specialty" programs:
#3 in Finance
#3 in Management
#4 in Real Estate
#5 in Marketing
#5 in Quantitative Analysis/Methods
#5 in International Business
#7 in Production/Operations Management
#11 in Entrepreneurship
#14 in Accounting
#14 in Management Information Systems
#15 in Supply Chain Management/Logistics
The US News & World Report ranking and specialty rankings are based
solely on a survey of the deans and senior faculty at accredited business
schools around the country.
Forbes' Return on Investment Ranking
The Berkeley MBA ranked #13, up from #15 last year, in Forbes magazine's
Return on Investment ranking of business schools, published on August
The Forbes ranking seeks to measure the financial return on investment
of an MBA degree, calculated from the compensation five years after graduation
minus tuition and the forgone salary during school. Its data analysis
is based on survey responses from MBA alumni of the Class of 2002 and,
to a lesser extent, on data provided by participating US and international
Haas Named a Top School for Mexican Students
The full-time Berkeley MBA program ranked #8 again in the second annual
Expansion magazine ranking of the best MBA programs worldwide for Mexican
Haas also ranked #8 in the inaugural 2006 ranking. Expansion bases its
rankings on data supplied by the schools and an online survey of business
school deans and professors. Criteria factoring into the ranking include
the selectivity during the admissions process, relationships with and
activities in Latin America, innovation in the curriculum, a cost/benefit
analysis of the MBA, and the school's prestige.
Upshaw Book Calls for Marketing with Integrity
With consumers today who are more skeptical and better armed to resist
marketers, Haas School marketing faculty member Lynn Upshaw argues
in his latest book that firms must build integrity into all marketing
plans through specific standards and actions.
In Truth: The New Rules for Marketing in a Skeptical World,
Upshaw explains how marketing with integrity will lead to more customer
loyalty and greater growth opportunities because honesty is becoming a
new driver of choice. Upshaw offers a systematic plan for marketing with
integrity and describes real-world examples within companies such as Herman
Miller, Infosys, Patagonia, and Trader Joe's.
"Now that skepticism and doubt have come home to roost in the marketplace,
marketers are going to have to change the way they market," Upshaw
says. "That change starts with recognizing that skepticism
and doubt can best be trumped by marketing that is above reproach."
Truth: The New Rules for Marketing in a Skeptical World was
published by American Management Association Books (AMACOM) earlier
this month, and is AMACOM's featured book for August.
For more information or to purchase the book, visit http://www.amanet.org/books/catalog/0814473768.htm.
Eighty-Five Percent of Haas Faculty Earn Club 6 Honors for Spring
Associate Dean for Instruction Andy Shogan announced on Thursday that
85% of the Haas School faculty made the Spring 2007 "Club 6" list,
a measure of teaching excellence as rated by Haas students.
To become a member of the club, instructors must score a median student
evaluation rating of at least 6 on a scale of 1 to 7. Faculty must also
have a response rate of at least 50 percent for returned student evaluations
to be eligible. Ratings for instructors of multiple course sections are
combined into a "mega-section."
Of the 117 members in the club, 40 instructors had medians of 7 in one
or more courses. The following have earned membership in "Club 6" three
or more times:
- David Robinson in four distinct courses in the Undergraduate
and Full-time MBA programs.
- Nancy Wallace in three different courses in the Full-time
MBA, Masters in Financial Engineering, and Ph.D. programs.
- Suneel Udpa in three separate courses in the Full-time
MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
- Greg La Blanc in three different courses in the Full-time
MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
- Victor Stanton in three distinct courses in the Undergraduate
- Terry Odean in two separate courses in the
Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, and Masters in Financial Engineering
New Dean's Staff Advisory Committee Web Page Goes Live
The Dean's Staff Advisory Committee (DSAC) has launched a new
web page to solicit feedback from Haas School staff members.
DASC is a six-member committee that represents and provides advocacy
for all Haas School staff members.
"Haas works because we do, and we want to work with everyone here
to make this the best workplace it can be," says Arline Wyler, chair
of DSAC. "Comments, suggestions, and ideas from our fellow staff members
are invaluable to us, and they are absolutely necessary if we are to serve
Submissions to DSAC through the new web page may be made anonymously,
if desired, and all comments will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
The 2007-2008 DSAC members are Arline Wyler, assistant to the dean;
Joe Cadora, faculty assistant; Amy Hornstein, director of student affairs
in the Full-time MBA Program; Faye Lawson, student advocate; Tyson Nagler,
business manager and interim facilities manager; and Meg Roundy, associate
director of Student and Alumni relations. Contact information for all
DSAC members can be found at the DSAC web page.
The DSAC page is located at http://www.haas.berkeley.edu/haas/jobs/DSAC.html.
Kevin Argys Is Budget and Operations' New Financial Analyst
The Budget and Operations group welcomed Kevin Argys on July 2 as its
new principal budget and planning analyst. In this position, Argys provides
financial management and planning for dean's projects and special initiatives.
He also assists the Haas School's academic program directors with budget
implementation and financial reporting.
Argys first came to the University of California as an undergraduate.
He transferred to Davis, graduated with a bachelor's in fine arts production
management, and remained there as an employee and active community member
for over a decade. He then returned to UC Berkeley, where he's worked
for the last 18 years -- most recently with the School of Engineering
in a capacity similar to his current position.
Argys is an avid Cal sports fan who loves to water ski.
Phone: (510) 642-0856
Career Services Welcomes Account Manager and Assistant Director
Jennifer Bridge started work at Haas on July 31 as an account manager
and assistant director for Career Services, overseeing the consulting,
consumer packaged goods, and retail industries. In her role, Bridge partners
with prospective employers of Haas School graduate students to develop
and execute recruiting strategies on campus, and helps Haas MBAs to connect
with these employers.
Bridge holds a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University
in technical writing and marketing. Before coming to Haas, she worked
as an MBA recruiter for Booz Allen Hamilton in San Francisco, where she
managed the firm's relationships with top business schools including Haas,
Stanford, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Bridge's outside interests include architecture, interior design, real
estate, international travel, tennis, golf, and pilates.
Phone: (510) 643-4388
Stephanie Merry Joins Marketing & Communications as Web Editor
The Marketing & Communications office welcomed Stephanie Merry on
August 16. Merry will work with Debra Goldentyer to maintain, develop,
and enhance the school's website.
Merry comes to Haas from Columbia University, where she earned a master's
degree in journalism with a concentration in new media. The web-intensive
program taught the art of internet storytelling through new media technology.
Merry holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, with
majors in poetry writing and in Spanish. The lifelong East Coast resident
and outdoors enthusiast recently moved to Berkeley and looks forward to
exploring all the Bay Area has to offer.
Phone: (510) 643-4365
Clara Piloto Joins the Center for Executive Development as Director
Clara Piloto joined the Center for Executive Development (CED) on June
22 as its new director of marketing.
Before coming to Haas, Piloto worked for six years as a program director
at UC Extension. She has extensive experience in the development, marketing,
and sales of executive courses in leadership, project management, and
Phone: (510) 643-5502
Center for Executive Development Welcomes New Program Manager
Katherine Yunker started on August 6 as the Center for Executive Development's
newest program manager. She joins a team of CED staff dedicated to the
Statoil program, which offers leadership development training to executives
working for the state oil company of Norway. Yunker's responsibilities
include scheduling and reservations, supervising program dates, and coordinating
with Haas faculty.
Before coming to Haas, Yunker worked in a number of different marketing
roles. Most fell within the non-profit sector, such as the California
State Parks Foundation, where she worked after moving from New York to
the Bay Area two years ago.
Yunker holds a bachelor's degree in applied economics and management
from Cornell University. Her interests include soccer, travel, sailing,
and exploring her new hometown of San Francisco.
Haas in the News
Teck Ho, the William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing, was
mentioned in an August 21 Newsweek article titled "Asking for a Raise?
Read this First" about how exploiting good moods for business transactions
could backfire. For the full article: http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs/labnotes/archive/2007/08/21/asking-for-a-raise-read-this-first.aspx
Kenneth Rosen, a professor of real estate and urban economics at Haas
was a guest on the August 16 CBS Market Watch titled "Time for Loan
Mitigation" about the liquidity crisis in the mortgage market. For
full episode: http://www.marketwatch.com/search/?value=ken%20rosen
Travis Reed, MBA 06, was appointed vice president of corporate development
at Zeus Technology, a provider of application traffic management software,
according to Yahoo! Finance and other online wire services. In his new
position, Reed's responsibilities will include forging strategic corporate
partnerships and developing new revenue models. For the full release: http://pr-gb.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=8474&Itemid=9
Benjamin Hermalin, the holder of the Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished
Professorship in Finance, appeared on an August 10 KQED Forum with Michael
Krasny radio discussion about stock option backdating and the implications
on some companies and their officers. To listen to the program: http://www.kqed.org/epArchive/R708100900
Assistant Real Estate Professor Thomas Davidoff was quoted in an August
7 ABC 7 News story titled "Stricter Rules on Home Mortgage Lending" about
the effect on the market caused by the difficulties securing an equity
loan. For the full article: http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=business&id=5549605&ft=print
Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management,
was cited in a July 24 The Wall Street Journal article titled "The
Stepford Staff: or How It Happens That a Boss is Cloned" about hiring
decisions that are made because of similarities to the hiring manager. For
the full article: http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB118521857095775264.html
The Haas School and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program were
mentioned in a Fortune Small Business article titled "America's Best
Colleges for Entrepreneurs: Executive Education." For the full
The Haas School was mentioned on July 19 Business Week titled "Specialized
MBAs Grow in Number" about how Berkeley offers real estate certificate
supplementing their MBA program. For full article: http://www.businessweek.com/print/bschools/content/jul2007/bs20070719_040568.htm
The Haas School and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program were
mentioned in a July 18 BusinessWeek article titled "Three, Two, One-
Network!" about using speed networking to help expand student networks.
For full the article: http://www.businessweek.com/print/bschools/content/jul2007/bs20070717_728646.htm
Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance
I, was quoted in a July 18 The Australian Financial Review article titled "Downside
for the alpha investor" about investment behavior. For the full article:
Sebastian Teunissen, the executive director of the Clausen Center for
International Business and Policy, was quoted in a July 13 CNN Money.com
article titled "Take your business global" about choosing an
entrepreneur-friendly environment areas to expand business. For the full
Happening at Haas
Haas Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, October 13
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
All alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests are cordially
invited to a day of spirited fun and networking. The cost to attend
is $25 for alumni; $10 for faculty, students, and staff; and $10 for children. Children
under five may attend for free. Reserved seats at the football game
are also available for $34 each.
For more information or to register, visit:
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