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Prof. Edieal Pinker Begins Term as Deputy Dean

Pinker, a professor of operations research, succeeds Professor Andew Metrick, who has served as deputy dean since 2010.

Edieal J. Pinker, professor of operations research, will serve as the Yale School of Management’s deputy dean starting on July 1. Pinker succeeds Andew Metrick, the Michael H. Jordan Professor of Finance and Management, who has served as deputy dean since 2010.

The deputy dean is a key member of the Dean’s Office, responsible for faculty recruitment and retention and leading a team that provides support to academic functions.

“For the last six years, Andrew has led our efforts to strengthen the faculty through recruiting and retention,” Dean Edward A. Snyder said. “Many around the world recognize that the results have been extraordinary. Andrew also built a modern Deputy Dean’s Office to support our efforts to sustain the faculty and allocate these most critical resources.”

Over the course of Metrick’s term, the school has expanded and strengthened. Metrick led the recruitment effort that brought three prominent senior professors to Yale SOM—Tobias J. Moskowitz in finance, Gal Zauberman in marketing, and Pinker in operations. No senior faculty left the school for a competitor in the same time period. In addition to his teaching and research activities, Metrick will serve as faculty director for the school’s new master’s degree program in systemic risk and continue as director of the Program on Financial Stability.

Dean Snyder welcomed Pinker to his new leadership role: “Edi Pinker, who officially took over on July 1 as deputy dean, has already worked on an effective transition. He has demonstrated his deep commitment to the school and its intellectual environment.”

Pinker’s research focuses on service process design with a particular emphasis on operational problems in healthcare. He serves on the editorial boards of several leading journals in the field of operations research and has consulted to hospitals, the United States Postal Service, the financial services industry, and the auto industry.