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EMBA Class of 2020 Selects Annual Teaching Award Winners

Graduating MBA for Executives students honored Professors Jeffrey Garten, Douglas Kysar, Edieal Pinker, and Nils Rudi with the annual teaching awards.

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Jeffrey Garten

Professors Jeffrey Garten, Douglas Kysar, Edieal Pinker, and Nils Rudi are the winners of the Yale School of Management’s 2019-20 MBA for Executives Teaching Awards.

Selected in a vote by the MBA for Executives Class of 2020, the professors will receive their awards during an Evans Hall event at a later date.

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Edieal Pinker

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.

“It is particularly satisfying to be honored in this way by the healthcare track students, as many of them are very accomplished and experienced in this field,” said Pinker, deputy dean and BearingPoint Professor of Operations Research, who won the Healthcare Teaching Award.

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Nils Rudi

Rudi, a professor of operations management, who won the Core and Advanced Management Teaching Award, said that he admires the way that all EMBA students “push their limits.”

“I guess this award means I contribute to that, which means a lot to me,” he said.

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Douglas Kysar

Garten, Yale SOM’s dean emeritus and the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice Emeritus of International Trade, Finance, and Business, won the Asset Management Teaching Award. “I feel very honored to have been selected,” he said. “Teaching EMBAs is a great challenge and a great opportunity, too.”

Kysar, deputy dean and the Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, won the Sustainability Teaching Award. He also cited the rewards of teaching EMBA students.

 “Working with them lifts me up in a way that no other teaching experience does,” Kysar said. “The sustainability EMBA students are a dazzling, talented, and passionate bunch.”