Five Endowed Chairs at Wharton
George | Paul Kleindorfer | Marshall
Johannes Pennings | Jagmohan
Patrick Harker, Wharton School dean, announced that five
faculty members have been appointed to endowed chairs,
effective July 1, 2002.
Edward I. George has been appointed to the Universal
Furniture Professorship. He has been a professor of
statistics here since 2001. His research areas include
hierarchical modeling, model uncertainty, shrinkage
estimation, treed modeling, variable selection and
wevelet regression. Dr. George's current projects include
Bayesian treed modeling, default priors for model spaces
and modeling the customer base of a brand. He is the
associate editor of the Asia-Pacific Financial Markets and
president of the International Society for Bayesian
Paul R. Kleindorfer has been appointed to the Anheuser-Busch
Professorship of Management Science. He is co-director
of the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center,
which supports world-class research and outreach programs
that bring together industry, government and academia.
His professional interests focus on regulation and
managerial economics and he is doing research on restructuring
initiatives in network industries, such as energy,
postal and delivery services, and on risk management
strategies for the chemical and insurance industries.
Marshall W. Meyer has been appointed to the Richard
A. Sapp Professorship. He also is a professor of management
at the Wharton School and a professor of sociology
in SAS. His research over the years has focused on
organizational theory and design, organizational change,
organizational performance and not-for-profit organizations.
In 1999, Dr. Meyer participated in Wharton's Faculty
Exchange Program with Tsinghua University in China,
where he began researching China's state-owned enterprises
(SOEs). This research sparked his current study of
decentralized enterprise reform in China; he is examining
why some SOEs have reformed successfully while others
have not and the extent to which the companies have
adopted Western management practices.
Johannes M. Pennings has been appointed to the
Marie and Joseph Melone Professorship. He has been
a professor of management at the Wharton School since
1983 and his research over the years has dealt with
organizational innovation, organizational mortality
and change, technological trajectories, executive compensation,
and international management. Born in the Netherlands,
he has lived in the U.S. since 1970. Since 1998, he
has held a summer faculty appointment in Tilburg University's
Department of Economics in the Netherlands.
Jagmohan S. Raju has been appointed the Joseph
J. Aresty Professor of Strategic Management. He has
been a professor in the Marketing Department since
1992, and currently serves as the department's Ph.D.
program coordinator. During his tenure at the School,
he has taught several courses in strategic management,
including executive seminars on advanced management
and competitive strategies. He has current projects
in implementing category management practice, effective
use of labels, understanding internet affiliate programs,
and coordinating multiple distribution channels.