Faculty Shaping the Future
Scholars. Teachers. Mentors. Our faculty make the difference.
The unquestioned strength of Chicago Booth is our world-renowned faculty.
Over our history, nine Booth scholars have won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. In just the past few years, Booth faculty have won major awards in the fields of finance, economics, psychology, accounting, and social sciences. Booth professors advise the governments of some of the world’s biggest economies, and many faculty are sought-after experts for the global media. Top companies worldwide turn to Booth faculty as consultants and board members.
At the same time, our faculty are dedicated teachers and mentors. Our professors are based in Chicago, but they teach every Booth course, in every program, at all our campuses—Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. Faculty bring their research passion and real-world experiences into the classroom, constructing each course to reflect the realities of today’s business world. They value student contributions and ideas in and outside the classroom, and strive to shape a truly collaborative, dynamic classroom experience, to prepare all students to succeed throughout their careers.
“What surprised me about Booth faculty? Just how approachable they were. I know they're really top faculty, and my last academic experience was as an undergrad. Now, I’m a little later in life. I have some life experience. We’re still their students, but they also see us as peers.”
Amy Ward: (00:02)
The course I'm teaching is Service Operations. I like teaching the Service Operations course, and I like thinking about how to improve services, because if I can think about ways to improve it, it impacts my life. One of the reasons I'm passionate about thinking about service operations, both in my research and in my teaching, is because when I make a dent in improving the efficiency of these processes, that is something that's gonna come around and help me. It's gonna give me more time. It's gonna give me time back in my day, because I'm not gonna spend that time wasted, waiting.
Amy Ward: (00:33)
Some of the problems arising from COVID are giving new slants to operation management problems. Let's take the COVID vaccine. The conditions under which we deliver it have to ensure cold storage delivery. And so that's a much more complicated process to carry out. Think about online ordering, this is something we've been doing for a while now. It's been a growth area maybe for the past decade or more. Now there's an explosion due to COVID.
Amy Ward: (00:58)
The first time I taught the Service Operations course was in Winter 2019. So in the past, one goal has been to create a sense of community for the class and to encourage an environment where we can learn from each other's experiences. And that's what the discussions are aimed at. I adapted my teaching in this age of COVID.
Amy Ward: (01:16)
One change is that I'd like to have some prerecorded videos and treat at least a couple of the class sessions as time for breaking into groups and using the material and the videos to solve the problems. The basics of the course have not changed. That is, our goal remains to understand how to deliver excellent service.
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—Madhav Rajan, Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Accounting
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