Students recognize five Booth professors for work in classroom

University of Chicago Booth School of Business professors Ron Burt, Erik Hurst, Douglas Skinner, Linda Ginzel and Kevin Rock have been recognized by students for their work in the classroom for the 2012–13 academic year. Matthew Bothner and Per Stromberg, both visiting professors, also were recognized.

Skinner, the John P. and Lillian A. Gould Professor of Accounting, received the Emory Williams Award for Teaching Excellence, and Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and the John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, received the Faculty Excellence Award, which is presented by students in the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs.

“I am proud and delighted that the students chose me for this award,” Skinner said.

The Hillel J. Einhorn Excellence in Teaching Award was given to five professors: Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, was the Global Award recipient; Burt, Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy, and Rock, Clinical Professor of Finance, for the North America EMBA Program; Stromberg, Adjunct Professor of Finance, for the Europe EMBA Program; and Bothner, a visiting faculty member, for the Asia EMBA Program.

This was the inaugural year of the Global Hillel J. Einhorn Award.

Ginzel and Rock both said Einhorn’s work was important in shaping their careers.

“As a member of the faculty of the Center for Decision Research, it is a special honor to receive this award named for Hillel Einhorn. Professor Einhorn was a founding member of the CDR, and through his efforts Booth was the first business school to emphasize psychology, my discipline, in the MBA and PhD curriculum,” Ginzel said. “I am proud to be a part of this important tradition and consider it a privilege to teach psychology to executive MBA students from all three campuses.”

“I was very pleased to receive the award because I was one of Professor Hillel Einhorn's students in the early 1980s,” Rock said. “He had a strong influence on my career, even though I initially resisted taking his course (behavioral decision-making) and had to be ‘persuaded’ by the PhD Office at risk of not receiving my degree.

"Ultimately, however, I used some of the concepts I learned from Professor Einhorn in my own work, so the award is quite a study in irony.”

Chicago Booth offers a Full-Time MBA Program, an Evening MBA Program and a Weekend MBA Program, as well as an Executive MBA Program in Chicago, London and Singapore (The school recently announced plans to relocate its Asia Executive MBA Program to Hong Kong). Chicago Booth also offers a PhD program, open-enrollment executive education and custom corporate education.