June 14, 2007

LOS ANGELES - Four members of the UCLA Anderson faculty were honored for teaching and exemplary service at a reception this afternoon. These recipients were chosen by a faculty committee.

La Force Leadership Award
Daniel J.B. MitchellThe La Force Leadership Award was presented to Daniel J.B. Mitchell, Ho-su Wu professor at UCLA Anderson. This award recognizes exceptional leadership outside the classroom, inspiring the Anderson community and elevating programs to the highest levels of excellence. Mitchell was formerly director of the U.C.L.A. Institute of Industrial Relations (1979-90). During Phase II of the federal wage/price controls program of the early 1970s, Prof. Mitchell was chief economist of the Pay Board, the agency that administered wage controls. He was twice associated with the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., including a stint as a senior fellow in the economic studies program (1978-79).

Professional activities have included memberships on the Executive Boards of the Industrial Relations Research Association, the North American Economics and Finance Association, and the Institute of Industrial Relations Association. Prof. Mitchell is a past president of the North American Economics and Finance Association. He has also served on the nominating committee of the American Economic Association and on the editorial boards of various academic journals. He is co-editor of the journal Industrial Relations. He edits the annual California Policy Options volumes and contributes a chapter each year on the California state budget. He was co-director and then director (1999-2000) of the UCLA Anderson Business Forecasting Project. Prof. Mitchell has served as a consultant to the Congressional Budget Office, the Federal Reserve Board, the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the International Labour Organisation. In 2007, Prof. Mitchell received the Excellence in Education Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Neidorf "Decade" Teaching Award
David LewinThe Neidorf "Decade" Teaching Award was presented to David Lewin, Neil H. Jacoby Chair in Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at UCLA Anderson. The award recognizes exemplary teaching over a period of seven to ten years. A specialist in human resource management and industrial relations, Professor Lewin has published 19 books and more than 150 articles. In 2004, Professor Lewin received the Executive MBA Program Outstanding Teaching Award.

Prof. Lewin recently served as senior associate dean of the UCLA Anderson MBA Program. Prior to joining UCLA in 1990, Lewin was Professor, Director of the Ph.D. Program, Director of the Human Resources Research Center, and Director of the Senior Executive Program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Citibank Teaching Award
Mark GarmaiseMark Garmaise, assistant professor of finance,  received the Citibank Teaching Award recognizing, "The Most Outstanding MBA Teacher." Prof. Garmaise came to UCLA Anderson as a visiting assistant professor of finance in 2001. He became an assistant professor the following year. He received the George W. Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award in 2005 and the Eric and "E" Juline Faculty Excellence in Research Award in 2006. Prof. Garmaise's research interests are corporate finance, real estate, entrepreneurship, banking and venture capital. In 2004, Garmaise received the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) Michael Brennan Award for Best Paper in The Review of Financial Studies. He was runner up for this award in 2005.

Dean George W. Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award
Felipe Caro received this award for excellence among assistant professors. Caro joined UCLA Anderson in 2005 after completing his Ph.D. at MIT. Prior to receiving his Ph.D., Prof. Caro worked as an instructor at the Industrial Engineering Department of the University of Chile. He taught courses in Optimization, Dynamic Programming and Stochastic Processes, and worked on research projects involving natural resources, mostly in the forestry and copper industries. He continues to collaborate on a permanent basis with his colleagues in Chile.

Felipe CaroProf. Caro's main research interests are related to decisions made under uncertainty with a strong emphasis on practical applications. In his dissertation, he developed analytical models with demand learning for the dynamic assortment problem faced by fast-fashion retailers. This work made him one of the selected winners in the MSOM Student Paper Competition. His current research projects also include supply chain competition, inventory management for low volume seasonal goods, forecasting and exploration versus exploitation problems.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "intellectual capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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