School of management

School Notes: School of Management
July/August 2021

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Honorees exemplify SOM’s mission

In May, Dean Kerwin K. Charles announced the winners of the newly created 2021 Dean’s Mission & Impact Award. The annual award recognizes graduating students who exemplify Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society.

The inaugural winners include: graduating members of the MBA for Executives health care area of focus, who acquired and distributed thousands of masks to homeless people in Philadelphia and Los Angeles; student leaders of the Social Impact Consulting Club, who led their colleagues in providing assistance to local communities and organizations during the pandemic; and MBA student Lina Kacyem ’21, who has led efforts to fight racism as a leader in student government, the Black Business Alliance, and the Council on Anti-racism and Equity.

The school will make contributions to organizations of the recipients’ choices whose work aligns with the Yale SOM mission. 

Faculty win teaching awards

Joyee Deb, associate professor of economics, and Lesley Meng, assistant professor of operations management, won the 2021 Yale School of Management Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards. First-year MBA students elect the winner of the award for core curriculum teaching, won by Deb. Second-year MBA students and master of advanced management students vote for the award for elective teaching, won by Meng.

Professors Lorenzo Caliendo, William Goetzmann, Rodney Irwin, Douglas Kysar, Edieal Pinker, and Nils Rudi are the winners of this year’s MBA for Executives Teaching Awards, selected by the EMBA Class of 2021.

Goetzmann ’78, ’86MBA, ’90PhD, the Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies, won the Asset Management Teaching Award. Pinker, deputy dean and BearingPoint Professor of Operations Research, won the Healthcare Teaching Award. Kysar, deputy dean and the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, shared the Sustainability Teaching Award with Rodney Irwin, lecturer and managing director, Redefining Value and Education, at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Rudi, professor of operations management, and Caliendo, professor of economics, shared the Core Teaching Award.

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