Hambrick Named Evan Pugh Professor
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (April 28, 2010) – Donald Hambrick, Smeal Chaired Professor of Management at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been named an Evan Pugh Professor, joining a list of only 61 others thus recognized since the title's inception in 1960. Evan Pugh Professorships are the highest honor the University bestows on its faculty.
The Evan Pugh Professorships, named for Penn State's first president, are awarded to faculty members who are nationally or internationally acknowledged leaders in their fields of research or creative activity; have demonstrated significant leadership in raising the standards of the University with respect to teaching, research or creativity, and service; and demonstrate excellent teaching skills with undergraduate and graduate students who have subsequently achieved distinction in their field.
Hambrick came to Penn State in 2002. He specializes in the area of top management and is one of its most frequently cited authors. His current research focuses on executive psychology, top management team dynamics, and the history and evolution of the field of strategic management. In addition, he teaches courses on strategy implementation and organizational change.
Hambrick holds a Ph.D. from Penn State. He is a fellow and past president of the Academy of Management and has served on the board of directors of the Strategic Management Society and on the editorial boards of almost all of the major scholarly journals in his field. He is one of only three scholars in the history of the Academy of Management to receive its highest career achievement honors in both teaching and research.
A committee of seven distinguished Penn State faculty members, including three Evan Pugh Professors, review nominations for the honor and make recommendations to the University president.
Along with Hambrick, two other Penn State faculty members were honored this year: Judith S. Bond, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the College of Medicine, and Thomas Mallouk, DuPont Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics at the Eberly College of Science.
Of the 62 Evan Pugh Professors, 28 are still actively teaching and pursuing research or creative work at Penn State, 31 are retired or deceased, and three have resigned.
More information about the Evan Pugh Professorships is available on the Research at Penn State website.