In BriefMcElhaney Named Faculty Pioneer
Kellie McElhaney, the executive director of the Center for Responsible Business, won the Faculty Pioneer Award for Institutional Leadership. The award was presented by the Aspen Institute and the World Resources Council as part of their biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey of MBA programs.
The award recognizes McElhaney as an "agent of change" pointing out the impact of the Center for Responsible Business on Haas, her pioneering teaching methods, her success in creating recruiter demand for her students, and the close ties she has formed between scholarship and business practice.
McElhaney is perhaps best known for her teaching method that combines theory and strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects at organizations including Microsoft, Nike, Gap Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Altria. She has made her mark on students across all degree programs, teaching CSR to undergraduate and MBA students, and advising doctoral-level CSR Fellows. She also spearheaded research with students in the Masterís in Financial Engineering program on the impact of socially responsible corporate performance on bottom-line benefits.
The Haas School ranked #11 in Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2005 ranking of MBA programs around the world.