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Anderson Schools Outstanding Faculty Member Named

March 25, 2002

ALBUQUERQUE – The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Board has selected this year’s honoree for the Faculty Leadership Award. Steve Walsh, an assistant professor in the Management of Technology (MOT) program and Director of Technological Entrepreneurship at The Anderson Schools at The University of New Mexico, was named this year’s outstanding faculty member based on his service to the community, as well as teaching and research excellence.

Walsh will be recognized alongside three outstanding Anderson Schools’ alumni being inducted into the Hall of Fame -- Cornelius Higgins, principal at Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Roger O. McClellan, an advisor in the field of toxicology and human health risk analysis; and Carol Radosevich, the economic development director at Public Service Company of New Mexico.

“The Foundation Board is always pleased to honor faculty members who bring their expertise back into the community,” said Frank See, the Corporate Strategic Program Manager for Intel and Chair of the ASM Foundation Board’s Faculty Relations Committee. “While academic honors often focus exclusively on published articles, we like to recognize those people who make a point of enriching the community, both on a local level and a larger professional level. Dr. Walsh demonstrates all the qualities that we look for in a faculty leader.”

Walsh, who earned his PhD, MBA, and BS at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is prominent in international high-tech circles, serving as President of the international Micro and Nano Technology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). He is also a member of the Board of Reviewers for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and a member of the Board of Advisors R&D Magazine’s Micro Machine Devices magazine. Walsh has been teaching Management of Technology classes at UNM since 1998 and publishes widely in the field.

Along with Dr. Sul Kassicieh, who was honored with the 2001 Faculty Leadership Award, Walsh has been deeply involved in economic development, working with MOT students to generate nearly $250 million for high-tech businesses. He has served as an Executive Board member for both the Electronics cluster and Microsystem cluster of the Next Generation Economic Initiative and has testified before the New Mexico State Legislature’s Finance Committee on technology’s impact on economic growth.

Walsh will be recognized with three outstanding alumni at the annual Hall of Fame dinner, to be held on April 18 at the Albuquerque Sheraton Old Town. Cocktails will begin at 6:00 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Table sponsorships are available, which provides the sponsoring company with a table for eight; the sponsorship is $1,000 for corporations and $600 for non-profit organizations. Individual tickets to the event are $75. For reservations, call The Anderson Schools of Management Development Office at 277-0880 or send an e-mail to mchale@mgt.unm.edu.

This event is The Schools’ largest friend- and fund-raiser, benefiting student scholarships, faculty research, and career placement activities through the Dean’s Fund.

Steven Walsh

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The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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