Tepper School of Business Announces
Leadership Positions for Teaching and Research
Profs. Dammon and Green Named To Three-Year Appointments as Associate Deans
PITTSBURGH—The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University announced the creation of two leadership positions that will oversee the teaching and research areas of the institution. Two Tepper faculty members — Robert M. Dammon and Richard C. Green — have been named to new posts as associate deans, with three-year appointments effective July 1.
Dammon, professor of financial economics, will serve as associate dean, education, overseeing all educational programs offered by the school.
Green, the Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Chair and professor of financial economics, will serve as associate dean, research, overseeing the school's research focus as well as the development of tenure-track junior faculty.
"The appointments of these renowned faculty members to the school's leadership team provides many advantages to Tepper School students and faculty alike, as we continually strive for excellence across all areas of teaching and research," said Kenneth B. Dunn, dean of the Tepper School of Business and professor of financial economics. "These particular faculty members reflect our high standards for producing world-class research and their many accomplishments reinforce our reputation as a business school that advances global business practice via relevant, path-breaking research."
Dammon, who has taught at the school since 1984, has among his research interests the effect of taxes on the pricing and trading of financial assets, lifetime portfolio choice and retirement planning, and corporate finance. TIAA-CREF awarded him the Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security for his 2005 research "Optimal Asset Location and Allocation with Taxable and Tax-Deferred Investing." He is also the past associate editor of The Review of Financial Studies and Management Science.
Additionally, Dammon is recognized for his exceptional teaching record and is a three-time recipient of the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom distinction (1989, 1997 and 2007). This award is given annually to Tepper School faculty on the basis of MBA student nominations.
Green, who has taught at the school since 1982, has among his research interests the pricing of financial assets, corporate decision-making and the effects of risk and taxes on financial asset returns. Green was the 1996 recipient of the George Leland Bach Award for Excellence in the Classroom. Green served as editor of the Journal of Finance, one of the leading academic journals in the field of financial research, from 2000 to 2003. Most recently, he served as president of the American Finance Association in 2006, an industry group widely recognized as the premier academic organization devoted to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics. Prior to assuming his associate dean role, Green was head of the Tepper School's Ph.D. program, a position now held by Jonathan Glover, professor of accounting.
These new positions are designed as rotating three-year terms among the Tepper School faculty, and represent an evolution of the previous position of associate dean, intellectual strategy. The prior appointment was recently completed by R. Ravi, Carnegie Bosch Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science, who has returned full-time to the Tepper School faculty following his assignment.
Pictured above are Robert M. Dammon (top) and Richard C. Green.