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Ten years ago, Hillary A. Elfenbein published a major review of research that examined emotion in the workplace in the Academy of Management Annals. Since then, her paper has been cited more than 500 times. At the recent Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting, Elfenbein’s work was honored as the Annals’ paper that has made the greatest impact over the past decade. Elfenbein is the John K. Wallace, Jr. and Ellen A. Wallace Distinguished Professor at Olin and she teaches organizational behavior.

AOM Decade Award recipient

Hillary A. Elfenbein

“Emotions in Organizations:

A Review and Theoretical Integration”

Vol. 1, Issue 1, 1 December 2007

 

“The paper was an integration of all of the research that had ever been done on emotion in the workplace,” Elfenbein explained. “Interestingly enough when I started out, emotion was considered a fringe topic. I actually got very sage advice from my mentors that I should give this up and find a serious topic to work on.”

Elfenbein became interested in emotion in the workplace a few years after Daniel Goldman’s popular book Emotional Intelligence was published in 1995. Despite the discouragement from mentors and a general lack of respect for the topic among academics in business schools, Elfenbein was determined. “I’m a bit stubborn and I persisted with the topic even though it was really something that I had to fight for in graduate school to be able to work on.”

By 2006, there was an explosion of research on emotion in the workplace, but Elfenbein found that it was disconnected and disjointed. “With this paper I was trying to draw together all of this new research into one theoretical, unified model,” she explained. Her work has clearly become a touchstone and great resource for researchers delving into the now accepted academic field of emotion in the workplace.

Elfenbein adds that she felt very fortunate and honored to receive the award from the AOM. “The best part is that it came with an umbrella. I got a little plaque and a big umbrella!”

About the Academy of Management 
The mission of the Academy of Management Annals is to provide up-to-date, in-depth examinations of the latest advances in various management fields. Each yearly volume features critical and potentially provocative research reviews written by leading scholars exploring an assortment of research topics. Annals reviews summarize and/or challenge established assumptions and concepts, pinpoint problems and factual errors, inspire discussions, and illuminate possible avenues for further study. Research reviews published in the Annals are geared toward academic scholars in management and professionals in allied fields, such as sociology of organizations and organizational psychology.



With more than ten thousand dollars at stake, student teams competed in the first-ever Project of the Year Symposium, hosted by The Boeing Center for Supply Chain Innovation (BCSCI), on May 17 at Washington University. The BCSCI symposium featured the top five corporate mini-consulting projects executed via our Center in the 2016-2017 academic year. The top prize, $5,500, for Best Project of the Year was awarded to the Emerson team. A second award, $3,000, was given to the Belden team for a project that demonstrated the greatest immediate business impact.  A third award. $2,000, was given to the Monsanto team for delivering the best presentation. All winning teams will be inducted into the Boeing Center Projects Hall of Fame.

Each student team had 15 minutes in front of a panel of judges composed of BCSCI advisory board members and representatives.

While all of our project teams (a total of 15 corporate projects) did an excellent job this year, these five demonstrated a particularly high level of execution, which set them apart. We are grateful to all of our member companies for providing us with interesting and challenging projects, and to all the students who worked on Boeing Center projects this year.

A special thanks goes out to our judges and board members in attendance: Greg Krekeler (Boeing), Mike Woerner (Edward Jones), Eric Carlson (Emerson), Marcelle Pires (Monsanto), Becky McDonough (Monsanto), and of course our own Sergio Chayet (WashU) and Panos Kouvelis (WashU & BCSCI Director). We look forward to developing more innovative supply chain solutions in the fall semester!

Representing this academic year’s projects in the competition were:

ABI student team: Serena Chen, Xinyue Du, Marcus Lei, Yanyan Li, and Cauthen Mordente.

Anheuser-Busch InBev  |  Fall 2016

The Anheuser-Busch InBev team’s project revolved around optimizing the inventory mix at distribution centers for some of ABI’s craft beer products. The need to achieve shipping efficiency by shipping full truckloads is a challenge when lower volume craft beers are involved. It is also important to maintain high service levels of performance when delivering to wholesalers.

The team utilized simulation models to support either the use of higher inventory levels at the distribution center, or shipping lower volume and higher volume beers on the same truck to achieve higher service levels for craft beers.

Belden  |  Spring 2017

Panos Kouvelis with Belden student team: Bonnie Bao, Michael Stein, Yuying Wang, and Yuyao Zhu.

The award for the “Greatest Immediate Business Impact,” with impressive overall cost savings to the company, was given to the Belden team.

The Belden team used the continuous review modeling approach, together with concepts of ABC analysis and market uncertainty, to identify opportunities for lowering costs and improving service levels at PPC, a Belden subsidiary in Syracuse, NY. The proposed decision support spreadsheet will be immediately implemented by the company, and will result in substantial savings. This project delivered the most immediate business impact.

Boeing  |  Spring 2017

Student team: Vineet Chauhan, Phil Goetz, Brian Liu, Sontaya Sherrell, and Fan Zhang.  

The Boeing team’s goal was to determine the most influential order and part characteristics affecting suppliers’ on-time delivery statistics of Boeing’s transactional spare parts business.

Emerson  |  Spring 2017

Student team: Kushal Chawla, Serena Chen, Kai Ji, Jeffrey Lantz, and Zoe Zhao, pictured at top of page.

The judges determined that the Emerson team had delivered the best overall project performance (problem solution, business impact, and presentation), and was declared “Project of the Year” winner.  The Emerson project team worked with ProTeam’s Richmond Hill facility to determine the optimal product mix, optimize inventory management of stock, and develop a data analysis model to facilitate future upkeep of the system. This was a well-executed project, with rigorous analysis and strong presentation by the team.

Monsanto  |  Spring 2017

Student team: Hai Cao, Yanyan Li, Ashwin Kumar, Jonathan Neff, Tom Siepman, and Xukun Zan.

Finally, the Monsanto team’s goal was to understand, define, and map out the credit processes within Monsanto. The audience enjoyed this team’s excellent presentation. The Monsanto team impressed the judges with the quality of its work and its exceptional presentation, and received the “Presentation Excellence” award.

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Robert A. Pollak, the Hernreich Distinguished Professor of Economics (joint appointment with the college of Arts & Sciences), has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association (AEA). The Distinguished Fellow awards recognize the lifetime research contributions of distinguished economists.

Robert Pollak

Robert Pollak

Robert Pollak’s research interests include environmental policy, demography and the economics of the family. Pollak is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and three books: From Parent to Child: Intrahousehold Allocations and Intergenerational Relations in the United States (1995, with J. Behrman and P. Taubman), Demand System Specification and Estimation (1992, with T. Wales), and The Theory of the Cost-of-Living Index (1989). Pollak is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Econometric Society. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Link to Pollak’s faculty page.

Link to post about Pollak’s recent research on Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence”

Link to a list of current and past Distinguished Fellows.

About the American Economic Association
The American Economic Association (AEA) encourages economic research, issues publications on economic subjects, and encourages perfect freedom of economic discussion. With more than 20,000 members, the Association publishes the American Economic Review (AER), Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP), and American Economic Journals (AEJ): Applied Economics, Economic Policy, Macroeconomics, and Microeconomics. Link here for more information.

Source: AEA Press Release




The Olin Graduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony is special for many reasons. Certainly, we share and take great pride in the triumph of our exuberant graduates–now prepared and eager to step from the graduation stage into a new phase of their lives. The ceremony is also special because it recognizes and celebrates a small number of outstanding faculty and students whose contributions truly helped define the Olin journey for this class. I am delighted and honored to share with you this year’s awards and honors.

Congratulations to all!

John Wayne Latchum Memorial Award 
Allison Kay Campbell          
Recognizes the graduating MBA student who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty to friends and country, courage, intelligence, and high standards of personal conduct as judged by the faculty. This award is named in memory of John Wayne Latchum, a business student who died in 1971 while he was a senior at Washington University. It is made possible through the generosity of his parents.

Hubert C. Moog Prize
Elisabeth Griesedieck
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the opinion of his or her fellow students, best exemplifies the qualities of character, leadership, and service and also enjoys the respect, admiration, and affection of his or her classmates. This award is named in honor of Hub Moog, who as chairman and president of Moog Automotive, transformed his family’s St. Louis-based business into a world-renowned corporation. He served on the Washington University Board of Trustees and the Olin Task Force in 1980 and 1981. He and his wife, Dorothy R. Moog, were strong supporters of Washington University.

Joseph W. Towle Prize
Elisabeth Griesedieck
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the area of organizational leadership. This award is named in honor of Joseph W. Towle, who was a tenured Olin management professor from 1954 to 1975 and a leader among faculty. Well-known in his field, an author, and president of the Academy of Management, he established this prize to encourage excellence in the classroom.

Peer Recognition Award
Jason Lee Hartman 
Awarded to the graduating Professional MBA student who, in the opinion of his or her fellow students, best exemplifies the qualities of character, leadership, and service and also enjoys the respect, admiration, and affection of his or her classmates.

Milford Bohm Prize in Marketing

Nicole Anne Hoffman 
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of marketing. This award was established in honor of Milford Bohm―founder, chairman and CEO of CPI (formerly Rembrandt Studio) from 1942 to 1973―by his wife, Lee Bohm, and their children, Mimi (MBA ’79), David (LA ’78/JD ’84), Rob (MBA ’90) and the late Vicki (EN ’84/SI ’85).

Taylor Outstanding Service Award
Bo Hong 
Awarded to the graduate who, through participation in multiple Taylor Community Consulting projects, has brought positive change in the St. Louis community. The Taylor Community Consulting Program provides students the opportunity to impact the local nonprofit sector through team-based, experiential learning projects.

Powell Niland Prize
Yoshiharu Inoue 
Awarded to the graduating MBA student with the strongest academic achievement in the areas of operations and manufacturing management. This award is named in honor of Powell Niland, who was a tenured Olin operations and manufacturing management professor from 1957 to 1989 and an Olin professor emeritus from 1989 until 2009.

Professional Achievement Award
Cassandra Lauren Jensen 
Awarded to the graduating Professional MBA student who best exemplifies the qualities of integrity, loyalty, intelligence, and high moral character as judged by the faculty.

Outstanding Supply Chain Management Student Award
Ashley Marie Johnson 
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Supply Chain Management student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of supply chain management.

Outstanding Customer Analytics Student Award

Andrew Taylor Kaplan 
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Customer Analytics student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of customer analytics.

Nicholas Dopuch Outstanding Accounting Student Award

J. Gabriel Leiter 
Awarded to the graduating Master of Accounting student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of accounting. This award is named in honor of Nicholas Dopuch, a tenured Olin accounting professor from 1983 to 2006 and now an Olin professor emeritus.

Taylor Outstanding Service Award

Robert Little 
Awarded to the graduate who has participated in multiple Taylor Community Consulting projects to enable positive change in the St. Louis community. The Taylor Community Consulting Program provides students the opportunity to impact the local nonprofit sector through team-based, experiential learning projects.

Milford Bohm Prize in Marketing
Anu Mangal 
Awarded to the graduating MBA student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of marketing. This award was established in honor of Milford Bohm―founder, chairman and CEO of CPI (formerly Rembrandt Studio) from 1942 to 1973―by his wife, Lee Bohm, and their children, Mimi (MBA ’79), David (LA ’78/JD ’84), Rob (MBA ’90) and the late Vicki (EN ’84/SI ’85).

Center for Experiential Learning Impact Award
Elise Williams Miller 
Recognizes graduating MBA students who have delivered the highest level of impact to the business and nonprofit communities through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and other Olin-sponsored programs and activities. Awardees distinguished themselves with exceptional effort and leadership that advanced the missions and objectives of the organizations and individuals with which they engaged.

Paul Cuffe MBA Award for Outstanding Leadership
Christine Marie Nanan 
Awarded to a graduating African-American MBA student for outstanding leadership, academic excellence, and involvement in Olin extracurricular activities. This award is named in honor of Paul Cuffe, who was one of the most financially successful black Americans at the end of the 18th century. A builder and maritime merchant in New England, Cuffe became a successful blockade runner during the Revolutionary War and an entrepreneur during the early years of American independence.

Hiram and Mary Neuwoehner Prize
Irina Neveleff
Awarded by the faculty to the graduating Professional MBA student who has been the most substantive addition to the evening program through contributions in the classroom and excellence in writing papers and taking examinations. This award was established by Mary Neuwoehner in the 1990s to honor her husband, Hiram Neuwoehner, BSBA ’41, a St. Louis advertising executive and founder of Batz-Hodgson-Neuwoehner Inc.

Center for Experiential Learning Impact Award

Micah James Northcutt 
Recognizes graduating MBA students who have delivered the highest level of impact to the business and nonprofit communities through the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) and other Olin-sponsored programs and activities. Awardees distinguished themselves with exceptional effort and leadership that advanced the missions and objectives of the organizations and individuals with which they engaged.

Outstanding Finance Student Award
Vatsal Poddar 
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Finance student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of finance.

Olin MBA Finance Award
Ajay Kiron Shah 
Awarded to a graduating MBA student for achievement in finance.

Outstanding Customer Analytics Student Award
Siyue Zhan  
Awarded to the graduating Master of Science in Customer Analytics student who, in the judgment of the faculty, exhibits the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the field of customer analytics.

Dean’s Special Service Award
Awarded by the Dean to recognize MBA students and or organizations that have rendered extraordinary service to Olin.
Ali Chander Singh Pathania
Fabiola Yasmin Paz
Olin Women in Business Leadership Team
Allison Kay Campbell
Elisabeth Griesedieck
Yichen He
Nicole Anne Hoffman
Margaret Young Hughes
Elise Williams Miller
Ritika Mishra
Marissa Renee Nicolais

To be announced week of May 16: Charles F. Knight Scholars




The Olin Undergraduate Diploma and Awards Ceremony is special for many reasons. Certainly, we share and take great pride in the triumph of our exuberant graduates–now prepared and eager to step from the graduation stage into a new phase of their lives. The ceremony is also special because it recognizes and celebrates a small number of outstanding faculty and students whose contributions truly helped define the Olin journey for this class. I am delighted and honored to share with you this year’s honors and awards.

Congratulations to all!

Joseph W. Towle Prize
Alexa Lianne Bloom
Awarded to the graduate with the strongest academic achievement and the most potential in the area of organizational leadership. This award is named in honor of Joseph W. Towle, who was a tenured Olin management professor from 1954 to 1975 and a leader among faculty. Well-known in his field, an author, and president of the Academy of Management, he established this prize to encourage excellence in the classroom.

Outstanding Student Athlete Award
Joshua Saheki Cogan
Awarded to a graduate who exhibits strong leadership ability and sportsmanlike conduct.

International Business Student Award
Claudia Ivana Diaz
Awarded to the graduate who shows the greatest potential for a career in international business.

John W. Bowyer Award in Finance
Jordan Federbush
Awarded to the graduate who is considered to have the greatest potential for success in a career in finance, as judged by the finance faculty. The award is named in honor of the late John W. Bowyer, who was a legendary teacher of finance at Olin from 1951 to 1987.

Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key
Jordan Federbush
Awarded to the graduating student with the highest academic average for four years of study in business administration. The award is given by Delta Sigma Pi, America’s foremost professional fraternity for men and women pursuing careers in business.

Dean’s Special Service Award
Ellen Michelle Kaushansky
Awarded by the dean to recognize students who have rendered extraordinary service to Olin.

Loeb Prize in Leadership

Ellen Michelle Kaushansky
Awarded to a graduate who has shown leadership in undergraduate activities related to Olin Business School and who maintains excellence in scholastic achievement, as judged by his or her classmates. This award is named in honor of Isidor Loeb, who was dean of Washington University’s School of Business and Public Administration (now known as Olin Business School) from 1925 to 1940.

Kay Roh Memorial Award
Ellen Michelle Kaushansky
Awarded to a graduate in recognition of his or her contributions to Washington University and/or the
St. Louis community through extracurricular or volunteer activities, as judged by his or her classmates. Named to honor Kay Roh, who was awarded her BSBA posthumously in 1991. The award is made possible through the generosity of her parents, Min and Jae Roh, and grandparents Ginger and Jack Woods.

Powell Niland Prize
Joanna Haver Klitzke
Awarded to the graduate with the strongest academic achievement in the areas of operations and manufacturing management. This award is named in honor of Powell Niland, who was a tenured Olin operations and manufacturing management professor from 1957 to 1989 and an Olin professor emeritus from 1989 until 2009.

Arthur M. Seltzer Accounting Award
J. Gabriel Leiter
Awarded to recognize an outstanding senior in the area of accounting. Established by Richard Wise, JD ’83, to honor his mentor, Arthur M. Seltzer, BSBA ‘62, a successful accountant and financial adviser in
St. Louis.

Undergraduate Marketing Award
Ryan Charles Meltzer
Awarded by the faculty to a graduate for outstanding achievement in the field of marketing.

To be announced week of May 16:
Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude and Honors in Management


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