Tom Campbell to Step Down as Haas School of Business Dean in July 2008

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell, the Bank of America Dean of the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, will step down from his position next summer after completing his five-year appointment, he told faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the school on Monday, August 27.

Campbell said he will make an announcement about his future plans after he leaves on July 15, 2008.

"Tom Campbell has shown exceptional leadership as dean of the Haas School by steadily increasing its reputation for excellence so that it clearly ranks among the top business schools nationally and internationally," said UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau. "On the personal front, I greatly appreciate Tom's friendship and the sage advice Tom has given me on many complicated political issues."

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost George Breslauer will create a campus committee to conduct a national search for a new dean for the Haas School in the coming days.

"It is a tremendous honor to lead the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley," said Campbell, who became the school's thirteenth dean in August 2002. "I have been most positively impressed with the loyalty of the alumni, the excellence of the faculty, the tremendous energy and high quality of the staff, and, most of all, the students, who have made this job a joy."

Over the coming year, Campbell said he will increase efforts to expand the permanent, full-time faculty so the school can improve its ratio of faculty to students and offer more and a wider variety of courses -- a major goal of the school during his administration. Campbell also plans to solidify the school's emphasis on teaching about ethics in business.

Among the accomplishments of the Haas School while under Campbell's leadership:

  • The school has improved its showing in the major business school rankings so that its programs are regularly rated among the top ten.
  • Fund raising has reached record levels, helping the school make progress toward its goal of financial self-sufficiency. Contributions to the Haas School annual fund have grown 75% during his administration, and the school's endowment has grown 87% to reach $194 million. Haas also received the largest single gift in the school's 108-year history -- $25 million from an anonymous donor in August 2005.
  • Several academic programs were expanded to serve more students. The undergraduate program increased its intake by 25% to accommodate the growing demographic bulge of students entering UC Berkeley. The Evening & Weekend Berkeley MBA Program added a second weekend cohort, and the Center for Executive Development dramatically expanded its programs for business executives. The school has also increased and improved its wide array of services for and outreach to students, alumni, and corporate recruiters.
  • The school's initiatives in socially responsible business were transformed and expanded into a highly successful Center for Responsible Business that supports innovative teaching, research, experiential learning, and industry-sponsored partnerships.
  • A new Center for Public and Nonprofit Management was launched this summer to build on the school's thriving program in this area.
  • A regenerated focus on ethics in business education was reflected in a mandatory ethics course for students and regular guest lecturers on the subject, including appearances by federal and state prosecutors, convicted white-collar criminals, and prominent whistleblowers.

Campbell has also been overseeing the implementation of a new strategic plan for the Haas School that includes plans for a new building, new faculty hiring, additional fund-raising for faculty research, increased student scholarships, and a new branding strategy centered around "Leading Through Innovation." The strategy was developed in 2005 by then-Acting Dean Richard Lyons, while Campbell was on leave. "Rich Lyons did a superb job in leading the school and in creating a far-sighted strategy that will guide the school successfully into the future," says Campbell.

A former Stanford Law School professor, Campbell has appeared as a guest lecturer while dean in classes at UC Berkeley's business and law schools. He is currently teaching a business law course in the Haas School's Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program and the Evening & Weekend MBA Program.

Campbell's five-year appointment as dean of the Haas School was extended by one year, allowing him to take a one-year leave to serve as Director of Finance for the State of California in December 2004, an appointment made by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Prior to joining the Haas School in 2002, Campbell was a law professor at Stanford University Law School for 19 years, beginning in 1983. He was elected five times to represent the Silicon Valley area of California in the United States Congress. Campbell also was elected as a California state senator in 1993.

Nicolae Garleanu and Terry Taylor Join the Haas Faculty

Nicolae Garleanu from the Wharton School and Terry Taylor from Columbia Graduate School of Business are the latest additions to the faculty this year, joining four other professors recently hired by the Haas School.

The hiring of Garleanu and Taylor follow the previously announced additions of Patricia Dechow in the Haas School Accounting Group, Dmitri Livdan in the Finance Group, and Jo-Ellen Pozner in the Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations Group (OBIR). Brian Uzzi will also join the OBIR Group in January 2008.

Garleanu, formerly assistant professor of finance at Wharton, will be teaching the core "Introduction to Finance" (MBA 203) course this fall. Garleanu will be an assistant professor at Haas. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and master's and bachelor's degrees in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Garleanu's research interests include asset pricing in imperfect markets, liquidity, contracts, financial innovations and security design, and auctions. His research has won awards from the Western Finance Association and the Association for Investment Management and Research.

Taylor has been the Barbara and Meyer Feldberg Associate Professor at Columbia since 2005. He has arrived at Haas, where he will be an associate professor, but will not start teaching this fall. He previously taught operations management courses at Columbia, where he received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course.

Taylor studies supply chain management and served as director of research of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Supply Chain Management Forum before moving to Columbia in 2001. Taylor earned both a Ph.D. in management science and engineering and a bachelor's of science in industrial engineering from Stanford.

"With the additions of Nicholae and Terry -- on top of our other previously announced great hires -- 2007 has proven to be a banner recruiting year," says Jim Lincoln, associate dean for academic affairs and faculty chair. "And we aren't done by a long shot. We'll be recruiting aggressively in the 07-08 academic year and beyond in order to build the faculty size and strength we need to meet the staffing needs of our instructional programs and fulfill the broader goals of the Haas Leading Through Innovation strategic plan."

The total number of full-time equivalent faculty at the Haas School is now 75.

New MBA and Ph.D. Students Join the Haas School

The Haas School welcomed 482 new full-time and evening & weekend MBA students and 15 new Ph.D. students to campus with the start of classes today, August 27.

The Berkeley Full-time MBA Program
The 239 new students entering the Full-time Berkeley MBA Program emerged from an increasingly competitive field. Applications increased by 20% this past year, up from 2,727 to 3,276. Admission was offered to 14% of the applicant pool. The new students arrived on campus last week for orientation, held August 17-26.

"The new class is the statistically strongest in 15 years, with very high undergraduate GPAs and GMAT scores," says Pete Johnson, the director of Full-time MBA Admissions. Thirty-nine percent are international, representing 34 different countries, from China and the Czech Republic to Venezuela and Vietnam. Women comprise 31% of the class. The students possess a median five years of professional experience and their median age is 28.

Many students in the incoming class bring experience in management consulting, finance, and high technology. Two individuals are studying in the program on Fulbright Scholarships and one is a Point Foundation Scholar. Also among the students is a Navy SEAL officer, a volunteer who has helped prison inmates write business plans, and a former executive producer of a television quiz show.

The Berkeley Evening & Weekend MBA Program
The Evening & Weekend MBA Program welcomed 243 new students with a two-day orientation, held August 3-5.

These fully employed students have an average age of 32 and 8 years of work experience. Their median GMAT score is 700. About 45% already hold advanced degrees.

Twenty-six countries are represented by the class, with 70% speaking more than one language. Most students live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area, while about 4% travel from outside of the region to attend classes.

The students' work experience is wide-ranging; students include a US Air Force officer, a wedding planner, a pharmacist, two Mensa members, a US Navy mission commander, and a former television reporter. One student worked for the Peace Corps in Malawi; two have climbed to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. One fronted a rock band in Texas.

The new Evening & Weekend MBA students join second-year and third-year candidates, bringing total program enrollment to 766.

Ph.D. Program
Fifteen new Ph.D. students were chosen from an applicant pool of 401 people. Ten of the students hold master's degrees. Five are international students, hailing from Brazil, India, Israel, and Korea. Admission of the new students brings total enrollment in the Haas School Ph.D. program to 78.

Among the distinctions of this year's entering Ph.D. class, is a median GRE quantitative score of 800 -- the highest score possible.

Four of the students have enrolled in Business and Public Policy, three in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations, and two each in Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Real Estate.

Berkeley Full-time MBA Class of 2009 Welcomed at Orientation Week

The Berkeley Full-time MBA class of 2009 mingled, made connections, and got a taste of campus life during Orientation Week (O-week), which kicked off with welcoming remarks from Bob Haas, the chairman of Levi Strauss & Co.

Haas spoke about innovative business practices and corporate social responsibility, highlighting some of pioneering work Levi Strauss has done in both areas. Later that day, Shantanu Narayen, MBA 93, president and COO of Adobe Systems, offered a keynote speech about leadership.

Speaking on the topic of innovation, N.W. (Bill) Jasper Jr., CEO, president, and director of Dolby Laboratories, kicked off the first Dean's Speaker Series event of the new academic year last Tuesday. Students had worked on a Dolby case analysis earlier in the day.

A mix of social and academic activities, O-week included a two-day ropes course to promote team- and trust-building among the 239 new students. Students also played golf at Metropolitan Golf Links in Oakland and, on Wednesday, volunteered at Alameda Point Collaborative, a community of 500 individuals working to regaining their lives and their places in the community while recovering from domestic violence, disability, AIDS, or homelessness.

New students were also introduced to the Haas School's Leading Through Innovation focus and its role in their lives. On Monday, second-year MBA students lead a panel discussion about the Haas School's Leading Through Innovation focus, the play Digital Media Conference, and the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative. Later in the week, faculty and alumni joined the second-year students to discuss corporate social responsibly and nonprofit management opportunities such as the Young Entrepreneurs at Haas.

O-week concluded with an optional "Consumption Function" in the Haas School courtyard, where students mingled over food and drinks and enjoyed a variety of carnival-style games.

Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership to Launch this Fall

The Haas School's Nonprofit and Public Management Program will become the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership, effective September 1.

The center's mission is to prepare students to found, lead, manage, or govern nonprofit organizations and organizations for the public good. Nora Silver, who has served as the director of the Haas School's Nonprofit and Public Management Program, becomes director of the new center and an adjunct professor.

The center was created in response to increased demand from students for offerings in the nonprofit and public sectors, according to Silver. The center also recently received major gifts from individual and foundation sponsors.

"Haas is positioned to create the next generation of nonprofit and public leaders," Silver says. "Our students and alumni are committed to using their business skills to make the world a better place by improving access to education, healthcare, and quality of life for all."

In three years, the Haas School's nonprofit and public management program has grown significantly. The program's three courses have grown to eight, and the number of students placed as Berkeley Board Fellows on the boards of local nonprofits grew from eight to sixty. The Berkeley Board Fellows is one of the first and largest programs of its kind. Another program offering field experience is Social Sector Solutions, in which student consultants team up with McKinsey & Company coaches to help nonprofit organizations with high-impact, entrepreneurial ventures.

In addition to classroom and experiential learning opportunities, the Center for Nonprofit and Public Leadership will offer two speaker series, "Education Leadership" and "Private Philanthropy: Investing in Social Change."

Hal Varian Named Chief Economist at Google

Haas School Professor Hal Varian has been appointed chief economist at Google, the Silicon Valley search giant.

Varian, a professor in the Haas Operations and Information Technology Management Group, became a full-time Google employee in June. He had worked there as a consultant since May 2002.

"I've actually found that traditional economic analysis works extremely well in understanding what's going in the information age," says Varian, also the Class of 1994 Professor in the Department of Economics and the founding dean of UC Berkeley's School of Information.

As Google's chief economist, Varian's responsibilities will include performing econometric analysis of its advertising auction system, analyzing antitrust and privacy policy, and developing general strategy.

"One of the great things about Google is you have a really good environment for data analysis," Varian says. "It's a very high energy, exciting place. I'm never bored."

Varian met Google CEO Eric Schmidt through activities at Berkeley, where Schmidt earned a master's and Ph.D. in computer science. Schmidt reviewed and commented on Varian's bestselling book, Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy (1998), which Varian coauthored with Haas School Professor Carl Shapiro 1998.

Varian will keep his posts at UC Berkeley and plans to return to campus to give guest lectures. Last semester he taught "Strategic Computing and Communications Technology" (MBA 290C), but he will not be teaching this semester. He also is giving up a regular column in the New York Times that he has written for the past seven years.

Marketing Professors Raghubir and Iyer Promoted to Full Professor

Priya Raghubir and Ganesh Iyer, both members of the Haas Marketing Group, have been promoted to Full Professor at the Haas School.

"Both are leading-edge researchers, fine teachers, and dedicated citizens of the Haas School," says Jim Lincoln, associate dean for faculty and faculty chair. "The schoolwill benefitin many ways -- inreputation,service contribution,andleadership strength -- from theirascension tothe senior faculty ranks."

Iyer has been the Harold Furst Associate Professor of Management Philosophy and Values since 2006. He is a quantitative modeler who studies competitive strategy, marketing information processes, and distribution channels. Iyer came to Haas in 2000 from the John M. Olin School of Business at Washington University.

Raghubir came to Haas in 1996 after working the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and New York University's Stern School of Business. She is a behaviorist who uses experimental methods to study consumer preferences, perceptions, and decision-making.

Glynn Washington Becomes Director of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas

Glynn Washington has joined the Haas School this week as the director of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas (YEAH).

"The Young Entrepreneurs program is uniquely positioned to serve scores of additional students -- and press the policy debate toward insuring that at-risk communities receive the investment necessary to thrive," Washington says.

Before coming to Haas, Washington served as the executive director of the Council for Responsible Public Investment (CRPI), a nonprofit public policy organization working with leading institutional investors to ensure that public resources are invested for community benefit.

Prior to joining CRPI, Washington held a variety of positions, including administrator for the San Francisco Human Services Network (HSN), legislative analyst for the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and urban affairs consultant with Ernst & Young LLP. Washington also has extensive international experience, having studied in Japan and worked in both Japan and Malaysia.

Washington has expertise in both creating and implementing youth policy. He worked on Oakland Mayor's Ronald Dellum's Youth Services Task Force, which was charged with creating recommendations for improving youth services in Oakland. Washington served on the grantee committees for both the Fund for Children and Youth and the Oakland Measure Y anti-violence initiative. He has received commendations from both the San Francisco Mayor's Office and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for public service in addressing the needs of at-risk communities.

Washington holds both an undergraduate in political science and Asian studies from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School. He and his wife, Annie, have two children and live in Oakland.

The Haas School's YEAH program offers entrepreneurial training for several hundred educationally disadvantaged local teenagers each year. For more information about YEAH, visit

Social Entrepreneur Pamela Hawley to Speak at Haas on September 7

Pamela Hawley, founder and president of the social entrepreneurship organization UniversalGiving, will speak at the Haas School as part of the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series on Friday, September 7, at 12:00 noon, in the Wells Fargo Room.

Hawley will speak on philanthropy and volunteer work, communications and sales, and social entrepreneurship. UniversalGiving is a San Francisco-based nonprofit working to make giving and volunteering a natural part of everyday life, both for individuals and corporations. The company's web-based service connects donors and volunteers with non-governmental organizations worldwide. It then channels 100% of donations to the chosen organizations.

Hawley also co-founded VolunteerMatch in 1996, which has matched more than two million volunteers with nonprofits through its web-based marketplace. In 1999 she launched VolunteerMatch Corporate (VMC), a customized version of the website for corporations and their employee volunteer programs. More than 20 Fortune 500 companies, including Coca-Cola, Gap Inc., and Microsoft, became clients of the service under her management.

The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Speaker Series began last year with speakers that included Lucasfilm CEO George Lucas and Wired Magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson. Upcoming speakers include Aysin Neville, senior vice president of the Global SAP practice for BearingPoint; Brook Byers, a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers; and Tom Byers, a professor at Stanford University.

All members of the Haas School community are invited to the talk.

Berkeley-Columbia Students and Alumni to Celebrate at Third Annual Gala, September 15

Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA students and alumni will celebrate individual and program successes at the third annual Berkeley-Columbia Gala on Saturday, September 15, at the Claremont Hotel and Spa.

The celebration takes place at 6:30 p.m. with networking and cocktails by the pool, followed by dinner and live and silent auctions. The auction proceeds will benefit the Haas Annual Fund.

Haas School Dean Tom Campbell and Associate Dean Ethan Hanabury from Columbia Business School will join staff, faculty, students, alumni, and guests in the celebration.

For more information or to register, visit

Haas School Features Prominently in Business School Surveys

The Haas School has received favorable marks in four separate rankings this month. The school's undergraduate program ranked #3 in US News & World Report, Fortune Small Business named Haas a top school for entrepreneurs, Forbes' Return on Investment Survey ranked the Berkeley MBA #13, and Expansion magazine ranked the Berkeley Full-time MBA program #8 for Mexican students.

Fortune Small Business Features Haas Entrepreneurship
The Haas School was highlighted as a top school for entrepreneurs in a September Fortune Small Business feature that is titled "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs."

Haas was featured for its strength in five of Fortune Small Business's eight categories:

  • The school's interdisciplinary efforts across campus in the "Double Majors" category;
  • The Berkeley-Executive MBA Program in the "Executives" category;
  • Entrepreneurship teaching in the MBA Program in the "MBAs" category;
  • The school's Global Social Venture Competition in the "Social Entrepreneurship" category; and
  • Entrepreneurship teaching for undergraduates in the "Undergrads" category.

Fortune Small Business's listings "are the result of seven months of interviews with hundreds of entrepreneurs, professors, students, alumni, university administrators, and venture capitalists," according its website.

The full text available is at

US News & World Report Ranks Undergraduate Business Program
US News & World Report ranked the Haas School's undergraduate program #3 among US business schools, tied with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, according to its survey published on August 17. Haas has ranked #3 in this survey for five consecutive years.

University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School ranked #1 and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School #2 in the business undergraduate rankings, as they did last year.

Haas placed in the top five in several "specialty" programs:
#3 in Finance
#3 in Management
#4 in Real Estate
#5 in Marketing
#5 in Quantitative Analysis/Methods
#5 in International Business
#7 in Production/Operations Management
#11 in Entrepreneurship
#14 in Accounting
#14 in Management Information Systems
#15 in Supply Chain Management/Logistics

The US News & World Report ranking and specialty rankings are based solely on a survey of the deans and senior faculty at accredited business schools around the country.

Forbes' Return on Investment Ranking
The Berkeley MBA ranked #13, up from #15 last year, in Forbes magazine's Return on Investment ranking of business schools, published on August 16.

The Forbes ranking seeks to measure the financial return on investment of an MBA degree, calculated from the compensation five years after graduation minus tuition and the forgone salary during school. Its data analysis is based on survey responses from MBA alumni of the Class of 2002 and, to a lesser extent, on data provided by participating US and international business schools.

Haas Named a Top School for Mexican Students
The full-time Berkeley MBA program ranked #8 again in the second annual Expansion magazine ranking of the best MBA programs worldwide for Mexican students.

Haas also ranked #8 in the inaugural 2006 ranking. Expansion bases its rankings on data supplied by the schools and an online survey of business school deans and professors. Criteria factoring into the ranking include the selectivity during the admissions process, relationships with and activities in Latin America, innovation in the curriculum, a cost/benefit analysis of the MBA, and the school's prestige.

Faculty News

Upshaw Book Calls for Marketing with Integrity

With consumers today who are more skeptical and better armed to resist marketers, Haas School marketing faculty member Lynn Upshaw argues in his latest book that firms must build integrity into all marketing plans through specific standards and actions.

In Truth: The New Rules for Marketing in a Skeptical World, Upshaw explains how marketing with integrity will lead to more customer loyalty and greater growth opportunities because honesty is becoming a new driver of choice. Upshaw offers a systematic plan for marketing with integrity and describes real-world examples within companies such as Herman Miller, Infosys, Patagonia, and Trader Joe's.

"Now that skepticism and doubt have come home to roost in the marketplace, marketers are going to have to change the way they market," Upshaw says. "That change starts with recognizing that skepticism and doubt can best be trumped by marketing that is above reproach."

Truth: The New Rules for Marketing in a Skeptical World was published by American Management Association Books (AMACOM) earlier this month, and is AMACOM's featured book for August.

For more information or to purchase the book, visit

Eighty-Five Percent of Haas Faculty Earn Club 6 Honors for Spring 2007

Associate Dean for Instruction Andy Shogan announced on Thursday that 85% of the Haas School faculty made the Spring 2007 "Club 6" list, a measure of teaching excellence as rated by Haas students.

To become a member of the club, instructors must score a median student evaluation rating of at least 6 on a scale of 1 to 7. Faculty must also have a response rate of at least 50 percent for returned student evaluations to be eligible. Ratings for instructors of multiple course sections are combined into a "mega-section."

Of the 117 members in the club, 40 instructors had medians of 7 in one or more courses. The following have earned membership in "Club 6" three or more times:

  • David Robinson in four distinct courses in the Undergraduate and Full-time MBA programs.
  • Nancy Wallace in three different courses in the Full-time MBA, Masters in Financial Engineering, and Ph.D. programs.
  • Suneel Udpa in three separate courses in the Full-time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
  • Greg La Blanc in three different courses in the Full-time MBA and Evening & Weekend MBA programs.
  • Victor Stanton in three distinct courses in the Undergraduate Program.
  • Terry Odean in two separate courses in the Full-time MBA, Evening & Weekend MBA, and Masters in Financial Engineering programs.

Staff News

New Dean's Staff Advisory Committee Web Page Goes Live

The Dean's Staff Advisory Committee (DSAC) has launched a new web page to solicit feedback from Haas School staff members.

DASC is a six-member committee that represents and provides advocacy for all Haas School staff members.

"Haas works because we do, and we want to work with everyone here to make this the best workplace it can be," says Arline Wyler, chair of DSAC. "Comments, suggestions, and ideas from our fellow staff members are invaluable to us, and they are absolutely necessary if we are to serve them effectively."

Submissions to DSAC through the new web page may be made anonymously, if desired, and all comments will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

The 2007-2008 DSAC members are Arline Wyler, assistant to the dean; Joe Cadora, faculty assistant; Amy Hornstein, director of student affairs in the Full-time MBA Program; Faye Lawson, student advocate; Tyson Nagler, business manager and interim facilities manager; and Meg Roundy, associate director of Student and Alumni relations. Contact information for all DSAC members can be found at the DSAC web page.

The DSAC page is located at

Kevin Argys Is Budget and Operations' New Financial Analyst

The Budget and Operations group welcomed Kevin Argys on July 2 as its new principal budget and planning analyst. In this position, Argys provides financial management and planning for dean's projects and special initiatives. He also assists the Haas School's academic program directors with budget implementation and financial reporting.

Argys first came to the University of California as an undergraduate. He transferred to Davis, graduated with a bachelor's in fine arts production management, and remained there as an employee and active community member for over a decade. He then returned to UC Berkeley, where he's worked for the last 18 years -- most recently with the School of Engineering in a capacity similar to his current position.

Argys is an avid Cal sports fan who loves to water ski.

Phone: (510) 642-0856
Office: S520A

Career Services Welcomes Account Manager and Assistant Director Jennifer Bridge

Jennifer Bridge started work at Haas on July 31 as an account manager and assistant director for Career Services, overseeing the consulting, consumer packaged goods, and retail industries. In her role, Bridge partners with prospective employers of Haas School graduate students to develop and execute recruiting strategies on campus, and helps Haas MBAs to connect with these employers.

Bridge holds a bachelor's degree from San Francisco State University in technical writing and marketing. Before coming to Haas, she worked as an MBA recruiter for Booz Allen Hamilton in San Francisco, where she managed the firm's relationships with top business schools including Haas, Stanford, and the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.

Bridge's outside interests include architecture, interior design, real estate, international travel, tennis, golf, and pilates.

Phone: (510) 643-4388
Office: S330D

Stephanie Merry Joins Marketing & Communications as Web Editor

The Marketing & Communications office welcomed Stephanie Merry on August 16. Merry will work with Debra Goldentyer to maintain, develop, and enhance the school's website.

Merry comes to Haas from Columbia University, where she earned a master's degree in journalism with a concentration in new media. The web-intensive program taught the art of internet storytelling through new media technology.

Merry holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia, with majors in poetry writing and in Spanish. The lifelong East Coast resident and outdoors enthusiast recently moved to Berkeley and looks forward to exploring all the Bay Area has to offer.

Phone: (510) 643-4365
Office: S328

Clara Piloto Joins the Center for Executive Development as Director of Marketing

Clara Piloto joined the Center for Executive Development (CED) on June 22 as its new director of marketing.

Before coming to Haas, Piloto worked for six years as a program director at UC Extension. She has extensive experience in the development, marketing, and sales of executive courses in leadership, project management, and knowledge management.

Phone: (510) 643-5502
Office: S460

Center for Executive Development Welcomes New Program Manager Katherine Yunker

Katherine Yunker started on August 6 as the Center for Executive Development's newest program manager. She joins a team of CED staff dedicated to the Statoil program, which offers leadership development training to executives working for the state oil company of Norway. Yunker's responsibilities include scheduling and reservations, supervising program dates, and coordinating with Haas faculty.

Before coming to Haas, Yunker worked in a number of different marketing roles. Most fell within the non-profit sector, such as the California State Parks Foundation, where she worked after moving from New York to the Bay Area two years ago.

Yunker holds a bachelor's degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University. Her interests include soccer, travel, sailing, and exploring her new hometown of San Francisco.

Phone: 510-643-4843
Office: S460

Haas in the News

Teck Ho, the William Halford Jr. Family Professor of Marketing, was mentioned in an August 21 Newsweek article titled "Asking for a Raise? Read this First" about how exploiting good moods for business transactions could backfire. For the full article:

Kenneth Rosen, a professor of real estate and urban economics at Haas was a guest on the August 16 CBS Market Watch titled "Time for Loan Mitigation" about the liquidity crisis in the mortgage market. For full episode:

Travis Reed, MBA 06, was appointed vice president of corporate development at Zeus Technology, a provider of application traffic management software, according to Yahoo! Finance and other online wire services. In his new position, Reed's responsibilities will include forging strategic corporate partnerships and developing new revenue models. For the full release:

Benjamin Hermalin, the holder of the Thomas & Alison Schneider Distinguished Professorship in Finance, appeared on an August 10 KQED Forum with Michael Krasny radio discussion about stock option backdating and the implications on some companies and their officers. To listen to the program:

Assistant Real Estate Professor Thomas Davidoff was quoted in an August 7 ABC 7 News story titled "Stricter Rules on Home Mortgage Lending" about the effect on the market caused by the difficulties securing an equity loan. For the full article:

Jennifer Chatman, the Paul J. Cortese Distinguished Professor of Management, was cited in a July 24 The Wall Street Journal article titled "The Stepford Staff: or How It Happens That a Boss is Cloned" about hiring decisions that are made because of similarities to the hiring manager. For the full article:

The Haas School and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA Program were mentioned in a Fortune Small Business article titled "America's Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs: Executive Education." For the full article:

The Haas School was mentioned on July 19 Business Week titled "Specialized MBAs Grow in Number" about how Berkeley offers real estate certificate supplementing their MBA program. For full article:

The Haas School and the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program were mentioned in a July 18 BusinessWeek article titled "Three, Two, One- Network!" about using speed networking to help expand student networks. For full the article:

Terrance Odean, the Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance I, was quoted in a July 18 The Australian Financial Review article titled "Downside for the alpha investor" about investment behavior. For the full article:

Sebastian Teunissen, the executive director of the Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, was quoted in a July 13 CNN article titled "Take your business global" about choosing an entrepreneur-friendly environment areas to expand business. For the full article:

Happening at Haas

Haas Homecoming Celebration
Saturday, October 13
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Haas School
All alumni, students, faculty, staff, and their guests are cordially invited to a day of spirited fun and networking. The cost to attend is $25 for alumni; $10 for faculty, students, and staff; and $10 for children. Children under five may attend for free. Reserved seats at the football game are also available for $34 each.
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