John E. Jeuck, AB ’37, MBA ’38, PhD ’49, Is Named the Seventh Dean of Booth
An award-winning teacher and scholar of business history and corporate strategy, Jeuck streamlined the school’s curriculum, focused on faculty recruitment, and opened a new downtown Chicago campus. A graduate of the University of Chicago, where he earned an AB, an MBA, and a PhD, Jeuck served in the Navy during World War II, including three years as an officer on a destroyer escort in the Pacific. He joined the business school faculty in 1946 and stayed there until 1988 except for three years (1955–58) when he taught at Harvard Business School. Jeuck’s 1950 book, Catalogues and Counters: A History of Sears, Roebuck & Company, coauthored with Boris Emmet, is widely considered to be one of the leading business histories of its era. Jeuck served as dean from 1952 to 1955 and was the founder of Booth’s Distinguished Fellows Program, which began in 2003 and provides five select incoming MBA students with a scholarship, leadership education, and the opportunity to build a community and support network that will last a lifetime.