Professors Lorenzo Caliendo, Florian Ederer, and Nathan Novemsky won the 2013-14 Yale SOM Alumni Association Awards, announced at a ceremony on May 16. Caliendo and Ederer won the SOMAA teaching awards, selected by students in a poll conducted in April. Novemsky won a new award for alumni engagement.
First-year students selected Caliendo, an assistant professor of economics who teaches Global Macroeconomics, as the outstanding teacher in the core curriculum. Caliendo thanked his teaching assistants and his students. “With your tough questions from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and your continuous feedback, I think we had amazing teaching experience,” he said.
Second-year students and students in the Master of Advanced Management program selected Ederer as the outstanding teacher in an elective class. Ederer, an assistant professor of economics, teaches Behavioral Economics and Competitive Strategy. Ederer thanked his co-instructors, his faculty assistant, and his tea ching assistants. He told his students, “You made teaching such a fun experience.”
Novemsky, a professor of marketing, was selected by the SOMAA’s Regional Chapter Committee for the inaugural Award for Outstanding Alumni Engagement. The award honors a faculty member who interacts with SOM alumni in events held around the world.
Novemsky provides “a great example of how you can stay engaged academically with the community here,” said Christopher Galvin, director of alumni relations and reunion programs. Galvin encouraged members of the Class of 2014 to follow Novemsky’s example: “I want to encourage you to stay engaged wherever it is you are going.”
Yale SOM Dean Edward A. Snyder congratulated the three recipients. “I appreciate the students and alumni recognizing Lorenzo’s, Florian’s, and Nathan’s exemplary efforts, skills, and devotion to Yale SOM,” Snyder said.