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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Kalt Prize for Doctoral Placement Awarded to Professor in UA’s School of Public Administration and Policy

April 1, 2002

The Eller College of Business and Public Administration at The University of Arizona has awarded the Kalt Prize for Doctoral Placement to Edella Schlager, associate professor of public administration and policy in the School of Public Administration and Policy (SPAP).

Dr. Schlager, known for her research on water rights and natural resources, was the dissertation advisor of Tanya Heikkila, who received the Ph.D. in Management from the Eller College in May, 2000.

Dr. Heikkila spent the past year at Indiana University at Bloomington as a post-doctoral researcher in the prestigious Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis. She has just accepted a position with Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs as Assistant Professor of Earth Systems Science, Policy, & Management.

The Kalt Prize was established by Eller College dean, Mark Zupan in honor of his mentor Joseph Kalt and Kalt’s mother Margie Peggs Kalt (a UA alumna). Joseph Kalt, professor of political economy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, was instrumental in Zupan’s own decision to pursue a doctorate.

"The professors who inspire and influence the lives of students affect the world in ways too numerous to measure," said Zupan. "The Kalt Prize is just one way to acknowledge and honor the importance of our mentors."

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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