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Anderson Schools Outstanding Faculty Member Named

March 21, 2005

The Robert O. Anderson Schools of Management Foundation Board has selected this year’s honoree for the Community Leadership Award. Allen Parkman, a professor in the Department of Organizational Studies 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. “The Foundation Board is always pleased to honor faculty members who bring their expertise back into the community,” said John Brown, Chair of the ASM Foundation Board’s Community 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. Parkman demonstrates all the qualities that we look for in a faculty leader.” He will be recognized alongside three outstanding Anderson Schools’ alumni being inducted into the Hall of Fame – Michael D. DeWitte, Deputy Director and Group Manager for Public Relations and Communications at Sandia National Laboratories; Cindy McGill, Vice President of Customer and Market Services at PNM; and Kimberly A. Nunley, Managing Partner at Grant Thornton LLP.

Dr. Parkman received a Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1973 and joined the faculty of the Anderson Schools in 1975. Eventually, he also received a law degree from UNM in 1979. While he initially taught both economics and law classes, he has focused on economics during most of the last 25 years. Dr. Parkman has published two books, numerous book chapters and over 40 academic articles. While his early research focused on traditional economic subjects such as regulation and antitrust, much of his recent work has focused on family decision making. His research on that topic has been published in leading economic journals such as the American Economic Review. In 2004, he published two interesting articles: the “Importance of Gifts in Marriage” in Economic Inquiry and “Bargaining over Housework: The Frustrating Situation of Secondary Wage Earners,” in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology. He has always had an interest in public policy issues resulting in his serving as a Senior Economist on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 1981-2 and running for Congress as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988.

Parkman will be recognized at The Anderson Schools of Management’s 16th Annual Hall of Fame dinner, to be held on April 28 at the Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, with no-host cocktails at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. To-date, the sponsors for this year’s event are: Wells Fargo as the lead sponsor; Atkinson & Co., Bank of the West, Charter Bank*Mortgage*Insurance, PNM and Pulte Homes as major sponsors.

Corporate table sponsorships are available at $600 for a table of ten. The cost of individual tickets is $75. To make reservations or to inquire about table sponsorships, call The Anderson Schools Development Office at (505) 277-0880 or email by Friday, April 22.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

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, email, or call (505) 277-6471.