EMBA Class of 2019 Selects Annual Teaching Award Winners

Professors Nicholas Barberis, Edieal Pinker, Douglas Kysar, and Sonia Marciano are the winners of the Yale School of Management’s 2018-19 MBA for Executives Teaching Awards.

Selected in a vote by the MBA for Executives Class of 2019, the professors received their awards at the program’s Commencement Dinner on May 19. The students honored faculty in each of the MBA for Executives program’s three focus areas—healthcare, sustainability, and asset management—as well as recognizing teaching in the advanced management courses taken by all EMBA students in their second year.

“Winning this award means a lot to me,” said Sonia Marciano, lecturer in management, who won the Advanced Management Teaching Award for the second consecutive year. “I love that I get to teach material I love to people who are an honor to get to know.”

Marciano congratulated her students on all their hard work: “It’s not easy to do an MBA, along with work and a life. Now you get to go do what you were meant to do,” she said.

Nicholas Barberis, the Stephen and Camille Schramm Professor of Finance and winner of the Asset Management focus area award, agreed that EMBA students are a remarkable group. “They somehow manage to handle not only a full-time job and family obligations, but a heavy load of courses, too,” Barberis said. “It’s a privilege to teach them and an honor to have my course recognized by this award.”

Edieal J. Pinker, deputy dean and BearingPoint Professor of Operations Research, won the award for the healthcare focus area. Pinker and Douglas Kysar, the Joseph M. Field ‘55 Professor of Law and winner of for the sustainability focus area, also said it is especially gratifying to be honored by EMBA students.

“The healthcare EMBA students are such an accomplished group,” Pinker said. “Knowing that my course was perceived as useful to them in their daily work is the best validation possible.”

Kysar added that he knew he’d be teaching students who were talented, smart, diverse, and committed. “What I didn't expect was for the students to also be so fun, so compelling, and so downright inspiring,” he said. “It was a privilege to work with them.”