Professor Emeritus James Carman Dies at 73
James Carman, a professor emeritus at the Haas School
and a pioneer in economics and the marketing of health
care systems, died on Thursday, December 9, at his home
in Kensington. He was 73 and had been diagnosed with
prostate cancer two years prior.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Carman served as a professor
at Haas from 1962 to 1992. He also twice served as associate
dean there and was acting dean in 1983. Carman was director
of the Graduate Program in Health Management for four
years after its establishment in 1991.
Carman's research focused on services management
and marketing, distribution channels and health care
delivery systems, customer satisfaction and quality
management, public policy and strategic alliances, and
the transition difficulties facing central European
He contributed to 25 books and wrote "Marketing:
Principles and Methods" in 1973. Carman also was
the author or co-author of more than 60 articles in
He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughters, Barbara
Peschiera and Kathryn Fulton; son, Paul Carman; and
Haas Alumnus Michael Hanna, MBA 04, Passes Away
Haas School alumnus Michael Hanna, MBA 04, passed
away on Sunday, November 28, of an apparent heart attack.
Hanna, 31, worked as an investment banker at Wells Fargo
Securities. He leaves behind his wife, Sema, and infant
Hanna earned a BA from the Georgetown University School
of Foreign Service and then worked for several years
in finance, investment banking, and mergers and acquisitions
at Hambrecht & Quist LLC and Deutsche Banc Alex
Brown. Prior to coming to Haas he founded CarBoulevard.com,
a Paris-based online retailer of new and used automobiles.
At Haas he was a very active participant in the Management
of Technology (MOT) program, winning three MOT fellowships,
including the MOT China Fellowship in 2003. He also
worked on the inaugural MOT/United Nations Conference
in spring 2004.
A group of his friends and colleagues have created
a memorial fund to provide resources for the future
education and support of Lucas. For those interested
in donating to the account, checks should be made payable
to Lucas Hanna and sent to:
Scott R. Cutler
Attn: Lucas Hanna Education Fund
SG Cowen & Co.
Four Embarcadero, Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94111
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