Faculty honored for 25th anniversary

September 12, 2018

Eleven faculty members.
One hundred eighty-nine years of invaluable advice.

In conjunction with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations 25th anniversary celebrations, Tauber leaders are honoring the contributions of eleven dedicated faculty advisors. The faculty from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and College of Engineering will be recognized this week at a gathering of Tauber Institute leaders, faculty, industy partners, alumni, and students.

Each faculty member has served as a Tauber team project advisor for at least fifteen years, guiding interdisciplinary teams of business and engineering graduate students as they tackle tough operations challenges at top global firms. Eric Svaan of the Ross School of Business will be honored for the longest commitment to the Tauber Institute's mission. Svaan has advised Tauber team projects for 23 years, including recent projects sponsored by 3M, BorgWarner, Kostal, Pfizer, and Spacelabs. Svann is proud of his record as an advisor for multiple award winning teams at Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition.

Izak Duenyas has the second longest record, with 20 years as a Tauber team project advisor. Personally bridging the fields of engineering and business, Duenyas is both a Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, and the Herrick Professor of Business / Professor of Technology and Operations at the Ross School of Business. In addition to his ongoing support of Tauber Institute students through his instruction and guidance, Duenyas has served in the Tauber leadership team as Business Co-Director.

Other faculty from the College of Engineering and the Ross School of Business that will be honored are Peter Washabaugh (19 years), Robert Haessler (18 years), William Lovejoy (17 years), Hyun-soo Ahn (16 years), Ravi Anupindi (16 years), Amy Cohn (15 years), Elijah Kannatey-Asibu (15 years), Len Middleton (15 years), and Stephen Pollack (15 years).

Learn more about the Tauber Institute faculty.


About the Tauber Institute for Global Operations

A joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and College of Engineering, working together with industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience, and allow students to apply their knowledge to real world settings. http://www.tauber.umich.edu