UA Eller College of Management Dean Paul Portney Recognized by Society for Risk Analysis
Portney awarded Distinguished Achievement Award at 30th annual Society for Risk Analysis Conference in Salt Lake City.
TUCSON, Ariz. – December 7, 2010 – This week, Eller College of Management dean and Halle Chair in Leadership Paul Portney will be recognized with the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Society for Risk Analysis, a membership organization with cross-sector representation including government, academia, and industry.
Portney is a noted expert on energy and environmental policy, and spent over 30 years with independent Washington, D.C. think tank Resources for the Future, leading the organization as its president from 1995-2005. He is the author or co-author of ten books, including Public Policies for Environmental Protection, and was named one of the 100 most-cited researchers in economics and business in 2005.
Last year’s Distinguished Achievement Award recipient, Kenneth Arrow, won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1972.
Portney joined the Eller College in July 2005. In January, he will conclude his tenure as dean and join the Department of Economics faculty. Suring the spring semester, he will teach one course each at the graduate and undergraduate levels dealing with energy, environment, and economics.
During his tenure, the Eller College has doubled the number of its fully-funded endowed chairs; created a successful new Executive MBA program; built a new campus in Scottsdale, AZ, that houses that program as well as an Evening MBA program; seen both its undergraduate and its Full-Time MBA programs ranked among the top ten and top five, respectively, in the country among public universities; and completed a strategic planning exercise that charts the future course of the College.
Current vice dean Leslie Eldenburg will lead the College as interim dean through July 1, 2011. The University of Arizona is currently seeking Portney’s successor.
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 #14 among public business schools and three of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #44 in the U.S. and #21 among public business schools. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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