Outstanding Chicago Booth Faculty
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business has one of the most highly regarded faculty of any business school in the world. Our faculty members are not only world-class researchers and among the best teachers in the world, but they are also active consultants. They offer a blend of academic excellence, rigorous scholarship, real-world relevance, and practical application that provides participants with unparalleled opportunities to expand their horizons.
Chicago's teaching approach is rigorous, interactive, and dynamic. Faculty members present topics in a variety of ways, including lectures, case studies, and small group discussions, using a range of media. Our programs feature a web based learning tool that helps participants prepare for getting the most out of their course as well as extend their learning beyond the classroom with post program follow up.
Jeffrey J. Anderson
Jeff Anderson joined the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in January 2007. In this role, he has responsibility for the Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program as well as other leadership development activities for full-time MBA students.
Susan Lucia Annunzio
Susan Lucia Annunzio is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for High Performance (CfHP). She is a strategic advisor to CEOs of leading global companies on strategy attainment and business transformation. Susan partners with senior executives to increase their ability to simplify complex strategic decisions through enhanced collaboration and creativity. She is a globally recognized speaker and thought leader on shaping and maintaining high-performance business environments. She has a strong track record helping leaders maximize returns on strategic, financial and human-capital investments.
Ray Ball teaches MBA courses and executive MBA courses in accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he rejoined the faculty in 2000. He is an editor of the Journal of Accounting Research and was an editor of the Journal of Accounting and Economics from 1986 to 2000. He also is a professor in the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.
Phil Berger is the Wallace W. Booth Professor of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He previously served on the faculty of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1991-2002) and also served as a visiting associate professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management (1998-99).
Gregory D. Bunch
Greg Bunch brings years of practical experience as a general manager and entrepreneur to his classes. He is the founder and president of Masterplan International Corporation. Bunch works with Fortune 50, family, and start-up businesses in the areas of innovation and strategy. He was also a partner at Brandtrust, a brand strategy consultancy. Some of the companies he has worked with include: American Express, Danaher, ETS, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, Kimberly-Clark, McDonalds and YUM!
Ronald Burt is the Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In addition to teaching courses in Chicago Booth MBA programs, Professor Burt teaches Strategic Leadership, a capstone course in Chicago’s Executive Education programs.
Robert Calvin is a former Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he taught courses in new enterprise/small business management and sales force management. He also teaches courses in sales management at Xiamen University School of Management, the Chinese European International Business School and the International Institute of Finance at the Bank of China in The People’s Republic of China. He is the president of Management Dimensions, Inc., an international consulting firm specializing in sales and sales management training, plus assisting small businesses, start-ups and turnarounds. Clients range from the Fortune 500 to the Inc. 100.
Ronald E. Campbell
Ron Campbell is responsible for managing the design, delivery and marketing of the Center for Leadership Studies programs worldwide. This includes a domestic network of strategic business partners, as well as 26 foreign affiliate offices. Prior to appointment as President in 1992, he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing, and as Director of Training Development.
Heather M. Caruso
Heather Caruso is Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Science at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She focuses her teaching and research on several aspects of human behavior in organizations. These interests center on the dynamics and social psychology of diverse (e.g., cross-functional, multicultural) teams; the management of identity, power, and influence in organizations; and strategies for optimal judgment, decision making, and behavior. She is a strong proponent of lifelong learning for management excellence and encourages students to make the most of their professors’ knowledge and ongoing research not only while they are here, but also throughout their careers.
Pradeep Chintagunta teaches topics relating to marketing management, market strategy, marketing research, and a doctoral seminar on marketing models at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was named a top professor at the Chicago Booth in 2002 by BusinessWeek. His research interests are in the analysis of household purchasing behavior, pharmaceutical markets, technology products, investigation of competitive marketing strategies, and studies involving the entertainment industry.
Harry Davis teaches MBA and executive education courses at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has been on the faculty since 1963. Dr. Davis received an MA in sociology and a PhD in marketing from Northwestern University. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of strategy, leadership, and creativity.
Sanjay Dhar has been a Chicago faculty member since 1992. Many sources have recognized Professor Dhar for his excellence in teaching. He received the 2008 Hillel Einhorn Teaching Award voted by executive MBA students in Asia, the prestigious McKinsey Teaching Award in 2000 awarded once every 2 years, was cited among the outstanding faculty in BusinessWeek's Guide to Best Business Schools (McGraw-Hill, 1997, 1999 and 2001), and in 1994 was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award by students for outstanding teaching performance. In 2006, the Economic Times (India) identified Professor Dhar as one of twelve “Indians who have made a global impact on marketing research and thought”. He currently serves as faculty director of the Kilts Center of Marketing and was recently rated as one of 6 "must-have" professors at Chicago Booth by Veritas Prep in 2010 Annual Report on Chicago Booth.
Jean-Pierre Dubé is the Sigmund E. Edelstone Professor, an area editor for Marketing Science, the recipient of several MSI Research Grants, the recipient of a Kauffman grant, and a member of the editorial board and ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals. Professor Dubé has been invited to present his research at such schools as the London Business School, the University of California at Berkeley, Columbia University, Harvard, Duke, Northwestern University, Stanford, Yale, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his papers have appeared in Marketing Science, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, The Journal of Marketing Research, Management Science and Marketing Letters.
Merle Erickson is a professor of accounting at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1996. Professor Erickson teaches graduate level courses on taxes and business strategy.
Ayelet Fishbach has been a member of the University of Chicago's faculty since 2002. Professor Fishbach teaches MBA and Executive MBA classes in negotiation. Her class helps students develop a systematic approach to negotiation, enabling them to analyze and prepare for upcoming negotiation situations and interpret past negotiating encounters. Professor Fishbach’s research is in social psychology, with specific emphasis on motivation and decision making.
Professor Frenzen earned multiple degrees from the University of Chicago in a range of subjects from cultural anthropology to marketing before receiving his doctorate from Chicago in 1988. He and his consulting teams have worked with many dozens of Fortune 500 companies on a variety of subjects including marketing strategy, new product development, and sales force management. His research activities focus on business-to-business marketing, sales management, and product development.
Robert H. Gertner
Robert H. Gertner has been a member of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business faculty since 1986. His research activities focus on industrial organization, resource allocation and decision making in organizations, corporate investment, law and economics, and strategic pricing.
Linda Ginzel is Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1992. Professor Ginzel founded Corporate Education at the University of Chicago. For nearly a decade, she was responsible for leading customized executive education. The Financial Times recognized her success in 2002, when the custom-designed programs she created were rated among the top ten in North American and European business schools.
Jackie Gnepp is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne Business School in Australia and the President of Humanly Possible®, Inc., which provides executive coaching, organizational consulting, and management education. She is a licensed management psychologist specializing in helping managers to be more effective. Her career includes positions as executive coach and corporate training manager for Andersen Consulting / Accenture, as regional manager for Medco Behavioral Care Services, and as tenured Associate Professor of Psychology at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Gnepp has taught MBA and executive courses in organizational change and innovation, managing in organizations, and managerial skills.
John P. Gould
Jack Gould has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1965, where he has taught M.B.A., Executive M.B.A., and Ph.D. courses on a wide range of subjects, from accounting and economics to strategic thinking and creative management.
Howard G. Haas
Howard Haas, a member of the faculty at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business from 1988 to 2009, taught MBA-level classes on the practice of leadership and strategy in business.
Dr. Paul Hersey’s Situational Leadership® has been used to train well over 10,000,000 managers and sales people from more than 1,000 businesses and other organizations. He is an internationally-known behavioral scientist and highly successful entrepreneur.
Christopher Hsee joined The University of Chicago faculty in 1993, teaching MBA and Executive MBA classes in managerial decision making strategies. His research and teaching are focused on behavioral decision theories, including preference construction, consumer decision making, and cross-cultural comparisons in risk preferences.
Steven N. Kaplan
Steven N. Kaplan is the Neubauer Family Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is the Faculty Director of Chicago Booth’s Polsky Entrepreneurship Center.
Dr. Boaz Keysar is a Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Cognition program at the University of Chicago. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1989 and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1991.
Ms. Kirtland is Managing Director of Mornington Services Pte Ltd, a Singapore-incorporated family-office services company. Mornington is a dedicated family office which provides wealth management and fiduciary services for family members.
Joshua Klayman is Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Science at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1980. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Business School in Australia and a partner in Humanly Possible®, Inc. Prof. Klayman is a leading researcher in the field of managerial judgment and decision making and has served as president of the leading research organization in that field. He is the author of numerous research publications focused on learning, judgment, and reasoning in individuals and organizations, with applications to organizational change, managerial decision making, planning, and problem solving. Prof. Klayman has taught MBA and executive courses in organizational change and innovation, managing in organizations, and managerial decision making.
Professor Marc Knez currently teaches strategy courses in the Chicago Booth full-time and part-time MBA programs. He studies strategic and organizational decision making, strategic planning, and market analysis. His academic research evolved from a focus on applying game theory and decision theory to strategic decision making to a focus on market analysis, strategy development, and organizational structure.
Randall S. Kroszner
Randall S. Kroszner served as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System from March 2006 until January 2009. During his time as a member of the Federal Reserve Board, he chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. In these capacities, he took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure, including rules related to home mortgages and credit cards, and was director of NeighborWorks America.
Barbara has an MFA in theater from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her long career has spanned diverse roles on both sides of the footlights from actor, director and playwright to consultant, public speaker and fundraiser. She founded DramaSearch Production Co., Inc. and co-founded the Columbus Ensemble Theater.
Richard Leftwich teaches MBA courses and executive MBA courses in financial statement analysis and financial management at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 1994, he received the prestigious McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Milind Lele is the Managing Director of SLC Consultants, Inc., a strategy-consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. He was previously associated with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business as a Senior Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Strategy. Dr. Lele was also previously a Visiting Associate Professor of Marketing at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Ann L. McGill
Ann McGill joined the Chicago faculty in 1997. She teaches MBA level classes in marketing management and a doctoral level marketing workshop. Professor McGill is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious McKinsey Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her research focuses on consumer decision making, in particular, causal explanations, evaluation of shared (versus individual) consumption experiences, effects of freedom of choice on the evaluation of alternatives, the use of imagery in product choice, and the causes and effects of product anthropomorphism.
Tanya Menon taught a popular course on power and influence in organizations and a PhD course on social psychology of organizations. She has written articles that consider how national culture affects people’s everyday assumptions and their patterns of decision making. She also has published papers that examine how managers respond to new ideas, particularly why they sometimes value knowledge from insiders, competitors, and consultants differently.
Art Middlebrooks specializes in helping service companies grow profitably through new product and service development, branding, and effective marketing strategies. He has worked with companies from a broad range of industries including energy, telecommunications, information technology services, e-commerce, software, financial services and professional services.
Georg Müller is an associate partner at Monitor Group and a senior leader of the firm’s pricing practice and co-lead of its analytics group. His client work focuses on helping companies make more profitable pricing decisions through better analytical insights, clearer linkages between customer needs and strategic choices, and improved organizational capabilities. He has worked in a variety of industry sectors that include publishing, distribution, technology, and consumer products.
Raghuram G. Rajan
Raghuram G. Rajan served as the Economic Counselor and Director of Research (that is, Chief Economist) at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), between 2003 and 2006. Prior to holding this post, Rajan taught at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where he was the Joseph L. Gidwitz Professor of Finance. Since completing his tenure with the IMF, Rajan has returned to Chicago Booth as the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance.
Kevin F. Rock
Kevin Rock joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he taught courses in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions at MIT’s Sloan School of Management where he was named Teacher of the Year in 2003, 2000, and 1996.
Jim Schrager teaches new venture strategy and international strategy courses to MBA students at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he is often ranked as one of the top instructors. He was awarded the Emory Williams Teaching Award in 1996, 2001 and 2007, named as one of the top teachers in Entrepreneurship in the United States by BusinessWeek magazine in 1996. He was selected to give the Convocation address at Chicago in 1999, and again in 2007, and chosen by BusinessWeek as one of the two top professors at Chicago in 2000.
Douglas J. Skinner
Douglas Skinner is a leading expert in corporate disclosure practices, corporate financial reporting, and corporate finance, with a focus on payout policy. His research addresses topics such as (1) the causes and capital market effects of managers' corporate disclosure choices (especially forward-looking information such as earnings forecasts, earnings pre-announcements, and guidance, corporate conference calls, etc.); (2) how the legal and regulatory environment affects managers’ corporate disclosure practices; (3) managers' incentives to use their discretion in the financial accounting and reporting process to manage reported earnings ("earnings management"); (4) how stock prices respond to earning releases, especially for high growth companies ("earnings torpedoes"); and (5) the determinants of firms' payout policies, including whether and how much firms should pay out, the form of payout (dividends versus stock repurchases), etc.
Joel M. Stern
Joel M. Stern is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co., an advisory firm on financial policy, strategy and corporate governance, the creator and developer of Economic Value Added (EVA) as a measure of performance and the EVA Management System.
Chad Syverson teaches MBA courses in Competitive Strategy and Industrial Organization at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Before joining the Chicago Booth faculty, Professor Syverson was on the faculty of the University of Chicago Department of Economics. His research spans several topics, with a particular focus on the interactions of firm structure, market structure, and productivity. His work has been published in several top journals and has earned several National Science Foundation Awards, Olin Foundation Grants, and a Brookings Dissertation Fellowship.
Roman Weil, PhD, CMA, CPA, is V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1965, where he has held positions in both the Booth School of Business in Mathematical Economics, Management and Information Sciences, Accounting, and in the Law School. Dr. Weil directs the University’s Directors’ College, which trains corporate board members to do their jobs better; his own specialty in that training focuses on financial literacy. He co-founded the Directors’ Consortium, and its spin-off in accounting and finance, joint ventures in Chicago, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Law School, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Bernd Wittenbrink has been a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 1996. He teaches courses on organizational behavior, management and behavioral science.
Craig D. Wortmann
Craig Wortmann brings his 25 years of entrepreneurship and sales and marketing experience to the classroom in the form of two courses. The first, his "Entrepreneurial Selling" course, looks at the challenge of growing and leading the entrepreneurial business from inception. This course was recently ranked by Inc. Magazine as one of the top ten courses in the United States. Professor Wortmann also teaches "Building the New Venture," a course that explores all aspects of entrepreneurship, including raising money, sales and marketing, operations, and product development.
George Wu has been a member of the University of Chicago faculty since 1997, where he teaches MBA classes in negotiation and decision making. Professor Wu’s research is centered on decision making under risk and uncertainty. His teaching utilizes a framework to enable managers to make better decisions.
William J. Young
Mr. Young is a graduate of the University of Chicago's Executive MBA Program, 1978. He is currently teaching in the Executive Education programs and instructed in the Laboratory in New Product Development and Strategy. He has instructed in Executive Education since the program's inception in 1997.
Marvin Zonis is Professor Emeritus of Business Administration at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Chicago Booth, Zonis teaches courses on International Political Economy, Leadership, and E-Commerce. He was the first professor at the Business School to teach a course on the effects of digital technologies on global business.