Boston University’s James E. Post Winner of The Aspen Institute’s 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award

in Faculty, Press Release
October 6th, 2010

James PostThe Center for Business Education at the Aspen Institute announced today that Boston University School of Management professor James Post has been named the 2010 Faculty Pioneer for Lifetime Achievement.  This recognition program, dubbed the “Oscars of the business school world” by The Financial Times, celebrates business school instructors who have demonstrated leadership and risk-taking in integrating social, ethical, and environmental issues into the MBA curriculum. Professor Post will be honored as part of the 2nd Aspen in New York Business & Society Annual Forum, October 26-27, 2010.

James Post is the John F. Smith, Jr. Professor in Management at the School of Management. He holds degrees in law (JD) and management (MBA, PhD) and teaches strategic management, corporate governance, and professional ethics. During a 35-year career, he has held leadership positions in the doctoral program, public & nonprofit management program, and management policy department. Jim is currently faculty director of the School of Management Undergraduate Honors Program and was recently appointed as chair of the Sustainability Task Force, one of five strategic task forces created to focus on key issues for the future of the School of Management.

” Jim’s innovative approach to management education is distinctive and brings great value to our students. ”
– Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University School of Management

“On behalf of the entire Boston University community, we are extremely proud that Professor Post has been named an Aspen Institute 2010 Faculty Pioneer Award recipient,” said Kenneth W. Freeman, Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of Boston University School of Management. “Jim’s innovative approach to management education is distinctive and brings great value to our students.”

“We are thrilled to honor Jim Post as a trailblazer,” said Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and Director of Aspen CBE.  “He and his fellow Pioneers are the scholars and teachers leading the way to ensure that our future business leaders are ready to tackle the financial, social, and environmental challenges they will face in their everyday business decisions.”

This year’s winners were selected from over 30 nominations submitted by respected academics and business executives.  Self-nominations are not considered, and finalists are selected by Aspen Institute staff in consultation with prominent academics; winners are selected by a panel of corporate judges.

This year’s final-round judges are:

  • Dan Bross, Senior Director of Corporate Citizenship, Microsoft
  • Deborah Holmes, Global Director of Corporate Responsibility, Ernst & Young
  • Lauren Iannarone, Head of Sustainability, Barclays (formerly with Shell)
  • Mitch Jackson, Director of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx
  • Valerie Smith, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, Citigroup

In addition to public recognition, Faculty Pioneers receive an honorarium.

For more information about this awards program, visit The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education (CBE).

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