100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

David Lewin | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus


David Lewin, MBA 1967, PhD 1971
Thought Leader on Human Resource Management

David LewinA world-class researcher, teacher, and university leader, Lewin, the Neil H. Jacoby Chair in Management at UCLA Anderson, has published widely on such topics as human resource strategy, human resource management practices and business performance, executive compensation and public-sector pay practices. He has held research grants from the National Science Foundation and Ford Foundation, served as director of the UCLA Institute of Industrial Relations, co-chaired Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan's Task Force on General Manager Compensation and Performance, and served for eight years on the Board of Directors of K-Swiss, Inc. He was recently elected President (effective 2012) of the national Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA). Lewin has won several research and teaching awards and served as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA Program twice, overseeing important curricular revisions including development of the Leadership Foundations courses. His "little known fact" is that he once served as a prisoner for three weeks at Rikers Island Jail, New York City (in reality, doing a piece of participant-observation research).

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Professor David Lewin Named Senior Associate Dean of Anderson's MBA Program
David Lewin Receives EMBA Faculty Teaching Award
Book: The Human Resource Management Handbook
Book: Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations
UCLA research and deals between labor leaders and L.A. reinforce unionism