summer 2000


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Being There: DuSable Conference

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class notes

Focus On: Faculty
GSB Fills Named Professorships


Toby E. Stuart
Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Organizations and Strategy

The Steingraber-A.T. Kearney professorship is the GSB’s first endowed chair in strategic management, established with a gift from Steingraber, ’64, chairman and CEO, and A.T. Kearney in 1999. Stuart is the first to fill the professorship. Prior to this appointment, Stuart was professor of organizations and strategy. He received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University in 1995. This past year, he taught courses in strategy and structure of markets and organizations and in technology structure. Among his areas of research are strategic alliances, technology strategy, high-technology entrepreneurship and industry structure, venture capital, and corporate strategy.


Douglas W. Diamond
Merton H. Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

Diamond is the first to hold the Miller chair, which was instituted in 1998. He previously held the Theodore O. Yntema professorship in finance. Educated in economics at Brown and Yale universities, Diamond taught management at Yale before joining the GSB in 1979. His research centers on financial markets with imperfect information, financial intermediaries, and bank regulation.


John C. Heaton, Ph.D. ’89
James H. Lorie Professor of Finance

Heaton, a visiting professor of finance last year, is the first to hold the Lorie professorship, which was dedicated in 1999. Heaton’s areas of research include asset pricing, portfolio allocation, and time series econometrics. Heaton previously taught at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition to teaching, he is editor of the Review of Financial Studies and has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research since 1991.


Raymond J. Ball, M.B.A. ’68, Ph.D. ’72
Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Accounting

Ball, who joins the GSB faculty this fall, studies corporate disclosure, earnings and stock prices, interna-tional accounting, market efficiency and investment strategies, the institutions of a market economy, and the Australian economy and share market. Previously, he taught at the London Business School, the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, and the University of Rochester. He has been editor of the Journal of Accounting Research and the Journal of Accounting and Economics since 1986. The Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams professorship was established in May 1976 and was first held by James Lorie, Ph.D. ’47, from 1976 until his retirement in 1992.--E.T.

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