Two Harvard Enterprise College (HBS) college members, Professor Lakshmi Ramarajan and Professor Robert Huckman, will every obtain one of many 14th annual Wyss Awards for Excellence in Mentoring for his or her work with college students within the Doctoral Applications.
Moreover, senior college member Adi Sunderam, a professor of enterprise administration within the Finance Unit and a Analysis Affiliate on the Nationwide Bureau of Financial Analysis, and junior college member Elizabeth Keenan, an assistant professor of enterprise administration within the Advertising Unit, have been chosen as the 2 runners-up based mostly on the excellent nominations they obtained.
The winners and runners-up had been chosen from a pool of 21 college nominees. Consistent with custom, the principle advisors of the choice committee chairs and award winners of the previous 5 years had been excluded from consideration.
Ramarajan is the Anna Spangler Nelson and Thomas C. Nelson Affiliate Professor of Enterprise Administration within the Organizational Conduct Unit at Harvard Enterprise College. Her analysis examines the administration and penalties of identities in organizations.
“Lakshmi has been an incredible mentor for the previous 3 years, as she spent a rare period of time working hands-on along with her college students,” one scholar commented on Ramarajan. “She strikes the proper stability between treating her college students as co-authors and thought companions whereas additionally offering coaching and mentorship. Lakshmi creates a studying setting through which college students really feel secure asking questions and voicing their opinions. She additionally genuinely cares about her college students as folks and continuously checks in on each work and life.”
Huckman is the Albert J. Weatherhead III Professor of Enterprise Administration at Harvard Enterprise College, the School Chair of the HBS Well being Care Initiative, and the Unit Head for Know-how and Operations Administration.
“Rob has at all times been very supportive however this 12 months he went above and past, ensuring that we had been doing properly and had all the pieces we would have liked to be productive within the distant world,” one in all Huckman’s college students famous. “He has made himself much more obtainable this 12 months, considering by means of analysis concepts and motivating me to be productive, whereas on the identical time reminding me to be type to myself. He helped me acknowledge and settle for a number of the inevitable challenges of dwelling and dealing in the course of the pandemic.”
The Wyss Awards are named in honor of Hansjoerg Wyss (MBA 1965) who, in 2004, established the Hansjoerg Wyss Endowment for Doctoral Schooling. The Wyss Endowment helps a broad vary of efforts to strengthen the HBS Doctoral Applications, together with fellowships and stipends for doctoral college students, elevated assist for subject analysis, new doctoral course growth, instructing expertise coaching, and the renovation of doctoral amenities on campus.