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The Anderson School of Management has lost one of its treasured faculty members. Dr. Ken Baker, former Associate Dean and Marketing Professor, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Dr. Baker was a leader in Marketing at the Anderson School and served in various leadership capacities at Anderson and UNM during his tenure. He will be missed dearly.
Pat Elliott, Professor Emeritus of Accounting at the Anderson School of Management at UNM, died on August 11, 2009 after a three-year battle with lung cancer.
She was nationally known as an expert in federal income taxes and was a pioneer in advancing the role of women in the accounting profession. Pat became the first woman tenure-track faculty member at the Anderson School in 1977. She also was the first woman to receive tenure there.
Pat also was a mentor for many students during her 20-year tenure at the Anderson School and was a role model for many women seeking a career in accounting.
A three-time recipient of the Anderson School's Outstanding Teacher award, former Anderson School Dean Bob Rehder said she was a very popular teacher, "a high-energy person, students loved her, she was very thoughtful and had an uplifting personality... personally and professionally she was outstanding."
Pat created and nurtured the graduate program in taxation at the Anderson School.
Excerpts from Albuquerque Journal
John Finkelstein passed away on February 24, 2008. He was a Professor of Finance at Anderson.
Dr. Howard Finston, age 88, a resident of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 1, 2012. He was a Labor Arbitrator, Professor, and former Dean of the Anderson School of Management at UNM. He will be remembered by his kind and impartial demeanor, his unique sense of humor and his love of jaguars. Memorial contributions may be made to an endowment that is being established at the UNM Anderson School of Management for female graduate students. Please contact the Development Office.
Albuquerque Journal Obituaries
Retired UNM Anderson Lecturer, Dr. David O. Harris, passed away in Fall, 2013. We will miss his quick wit and contributions to the MIDS department and Anderson. David taught a variety of courses in MIS and Project Management. One of Anderson's first full-time lecturers, David also designed and taught Anderson's first course in Project Management, a field that has since emerged as vitally important in the workplace. A hallmark of David's classes was his blend of classroom theory with practical, real world involvement with the professional community. Prior to teaching at Anderson, David had a distinguished career in UNM's central IT organization.
David's passion was breeding and judging dog shows, and he earned a worldwide reputation for his work and his books on the subject. His books include The Bully Breeds (Kennel Club Classics) in 2008; Bull Terriers Today in 1998 and 2002, and Full Circle: A History of the Colored Bull Terrier (1990). He was a long-time member of the Mile High Bull Terrier Club and requested that well-wishers donate generously to the fund established at US Bank: http://www.mhbtc.com/donations.html
The Anderson School of Management has lost one of its treasured faculty members. Howard (Ward) Hickey, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 in Albuquerque. Professor Hickey came to UNM Anderson in 2000 where he taught banking courses and was the liaison between the Anderson School and the banking community. Professor Hickey was not just an educator, he acted as an advisor, a mentor and a friend to his students and faculty and staff.
"Howard was a source of positive energy and a spark of inspiration to a generation of students and to all of us," said Anderson Dean Doug Brown. "We will endeavor to fill the emptiness left by his passing with memories of all the joy he brought to our lives."
Our dear friend and colleague, S. Howard Kraye, passed suddenly on Saturday, May 14, 2011.
Howard was "a friend, a valued research colleague, a leader in innovative education, a tireless professor, and a friend who always had wise advice if I ever needed it" said Dr. Steven Yourstone, Department Chair. Howard had been an integral part of Anderson. His education was both formal as well as significantly practical from the world of business and the military.
S. Howard Kraye had over 34 years of experience in the design, installation, and management of complex electronic and computer systems. He was a recognized expert in Quality Control and taught mathematics, statistics, operations management, and technology assessment. He was a recognized entrepreneur and international speaker having spoken in seminars throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan. S. Howard Kraye achieved the 2010 Bizzell Award for Best Innovative Teaching Approach, sponsored by AACSB Southwest Business Deans in June 2010.
William S. "Bill" Peters, a former professor at the University of New Mexico's Anderson School of Business, passed away April 4, 2007.
He served in the Navy during WWII. Bill received his BA from Dartmouth in 1946, where he was a Rufus Choate Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and his MBA (1948) and PhD (1954) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at the Wharton School from 1947 to 1955, the University of Montana (then Montana State) from 1955 to 1959, Arizona State University from 1959 to 1968, and joined the UNM faculty in 1968. He retired in 1988. During his career he was an active scholar, publishing papers in a variety of professional journals, co-authoring college textbooks on statistical analysis, and authoring Counting for Something: Statistical Principles and Personalities published in 1987. He served as editor of the journal Decision Sciences from 1972 to 1974, New Mexico Business from 1977 to 1979, and the Southwestern Review of Management and Economics from 1981 to 1986.
Albuquerque Journal Obituaries
Robert R. Rehder, was 82 years old when he quietly passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2012. His family and friends had a chance to visit him and share some quality moments with this wonderful man. Dr. Rehder, a graduate of Stanford University, first visited Albuquerque on a Route 66 road trip in 1955. The desert southwest won a place in his great big heart and he returned with his family in 1969. After completing his hillside home, he helped found the Robert O. Anderson School of Management, to which he was Dean from 1969 to 1979. He continued as a full professor at the School of Management until his retirement in 2001. Bob will be fondly remembered for his intelligence, wit, compassion and a wry sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Mark Rehder and his beloved partner, Irene Thurston and their families. Thanks Bob, we were blessed to share our time with you.
Albuquerque Journal Obituaries
Carl Schultz, Ph.D, professor in the Anderson Schools of Management (ASM), died August 7, 2002
Schultz earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He accepted a faculty appointment with the Anderson Schools that same year, rising through the professional ranks to professor in 1991.
His research focused on seminal issues in operations management. Schultz disseminated his research in the highest quality academic journals including Decision Sciences, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Management Science and OMEGA, for which he has received considerable academic acclaim.
Students consistently lauded Schultz for his teaching effectiveness. They viewed his classes as tough, but exceptional for their content and skill development. He combined theory and practice while keeping classes lively with his subtle humor.
"Carl's colleagues held him in the highest regard for his contribution to management education and academic advancements in his field. However, the collective sentiment is that our School and the University community have lost someone very special; someone who deeply touched the lives of those around him; who left the world a much better place for his presence; and, someone who simply cannot be replaced," said ASM Dean Howard Smith.