June 9, 2023 2:28 am

BOSTON—Two Harvard Company College (HBS) faculty members, Professor Michael Norton and Associate Professor Alison Wood Brooks, have been awarded Wyss Awards for Excellence in Mentoring. Now in its 15th year, the Wyss Awards winners are selected by Doctoral students for their function in the Doctoral Applications.

Moreover, senior faculty member Feng Zhu, MBA Class of 1958 Professor of Company Administration in the Technologies and Operations Management Unit, and junior faculty member Alexandra Feldberg, assistant professor in company administration, have been chosen as the runners-up for the outstanding nominations they received.

The winners and runners-up had been chosen from a pool of far more than 23 faculty nominees. In maintaining with tradition, the principal advisors of the choice committee chairs and award winners of the previous 5 years had been excluded from consideration.

Professor Michael Norton

Michael I. Norton is the Harold M. Brierley Professor of Company Administration, a member of Harvard’s Behavioral Insights Group, and the head of the Negotiation, Organizations &amp Markets Unit. His investigation focuses on behavioral economics and nicely-becoming.

“I’ve worked with Mike on so a lot of projects that we’ve hit all stages of the investigation course of action. My favourite is brainstorming suggestions with him,” 1 student mentioned about Norton. “I’m most grateful for the time he’s prepared to commit with me to brainstorm research and he also pushes me to get inventive with approaches and suggestions, which helped me down the path I am presently on.”

Associate Professor Alison Wood Brooks

Alison Wood Brooks is the O’Brien Associate Professor of Company Administration and Hellman Faculty Fellow I the Negotiation, Organizations &amp Markets Unit. Her investigation examines people’s conversational behavior and the psychology that underlies it.

“Working with Alison has been an absolute game-changer for me. From the moment I started my doctoral plan, she place me on projects that had a higher opportunity of becoming published, making sure that I would be competitive in the crazy academic job marketplace,” 1 student commented. “She supported my original suggestions, such as consulting me on my solo-authored projects. Alison offered me with the sources and guidance I required from day 1.”

The Wyss Awards are named in honor of Hansjoerg Wyss (MBA 1965) who, in 2004, established the Hansjoerg Wyss Endowment for Doctoral Education. The Wyss Endowment supports a broad variety of efforts to strengthen the HBS Doctoral Applications, such as fellowships and stipends for doctoral students, elevated assistance for field investigation, new doctoral course improvement, teaching capabilities coaching, and the renovation of doctoral facilities on campus.

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