William Christie Named Dean of Vanderbilt's Owen Graduate School of Management; Academic Credited With Spurring Fundamental Nasdaq Reform.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 12, 2000
William G. Christie, whose landmark research led to major reforms at Nasdaq, has been named dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University, at Nashville, Tenn.; coeducational; chartered 1872 as Central Univ. of Methodist Episcopal Church, founded and renamed 1873, opened 1875 through a gift from Cornelius Vanderbilt. Until 1914 it operated under the auspices of the Methodist Church. , Provost Thomas G. Burish announced Wednesday.
Christie, 44, a professor of finance and associate dean for faculty development at Vanderbilt, was named to succeed Martin S. Geisel, who died in February 1999.
"Bill Christie is an award-winning teacher, a scholar whose work has had enormous visibility and impact, and a person who is highly respected by his colleagues at Vanderbilt and afar," Burish said. "He has boundless energy, keen judgment, high standards and unfailing resolve. These and his many other positive attributes will help him lead Owen through the many challenges and opportunities it faces immediately and in the years ahead."
A 1994 paper co-authored by Christie led to a fundamental change in the way Nasdaq stocks are traded. In the past decade Christie also has been repeatedly recognized by Business Week as one of the top professors in business education and has won numerous awards at Vanderbilt for teaching excellence.
"We considered a number of outstanding candidates for this position but found none better suited to the needs of Owen today, as the nation's business schools face the challenges of today's dot.com economy," said search committee chair Hans Stoll Hans Reiner Stoll is the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker, Jr. Professor of Finance and Director of the Financial Markets Research Center at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management.
Hans Stoll received his A.B. , Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance and director of the Financial Markets Research Center. Burish described the committee's search as "exhaustive, careful and successful."
Burish thanked Joseph D. Blackburn, who served as acting dean. "For the past 17 months, during a difficult time for Owen For Owen is a poem by Stephen King first published in the 1985 short story and poetry collection Skeleton Crew. The thirty-four line free verse poem consists of eleven unrhymed, unmetered verse paragraphs. that began with the death of Dean Geisel, Joe Blackburn gave generously of his time, talent and ability. He approached issues head-on and always with the best interests of Owen at heart. He is an uncommonly selfless self·less
Having, exhibiting, or motivated by no concern for oneself; unselfish: "Volunteers need both selfish and selfless motives to sustain their interest" Natalie de Combray. and committed person to whom much gratitude is owed."
Christie becomes only the fourth dean of the Owen School, which first opened its doors in 1969 with 10 faculty members and 10 students and has grown to become one of the nation's most prestigious business schools. A leader in the information technology and e-commerce arena, the Owen School was the first business school in the nation to recognize the importance of electronic commerce by establishing the first formal program in the emerging field. The school's eLab, which studies the marketing implications of commercializing the World Wide Web, has emerged as one of the premier research centers in the world for the study of e-commerce.
The school has been cited by Business Week for innovative teaching of "green" issues, with its environmental management program touted as being on "the cutting edge" for teaching, research and institutional support by the World Resources Institute Founded in 1982, the World Resources Institute (WRI) is an environmental think tank based in Washington, D.C. WRI is an independent, non-partisan and nonprofit organization with a staff of more than 100 scientists, economists, policy experts, business analysts, statistical and the Aspen Institute's Initiative for Social Innovation Through Business.
The Owen School is also home to the Financial Markets Research Center at Vanderbilt University, which works with representatives of the financial community to identify critical research issues in financial markets and provide a focus for such research.
Christie, who began his career as a financial analyst, joined Owen in 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. in finance and economics from the University of Chicago, where he earlier earned an MBA MBA
Master of Business Administration
Noun 1. MBA - a master's degree in business
Master in Business, Master in Business Administration in finance. He graduated with a bachelor of commerce The Bachelor of Commerce is a bachelor's degree in business management, accounting and economic fields. The degree is also known as the Bachelor of Commerce and Administration (BCA). from Queen's University Queen's University, at Kingston, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; coeducational; founded 1841 as Queen's College. It achieved university status in 1912. It has faculties of arts and sciences, education, law, medicine, and applied science, as well as schools of in Kingston, Ontario Kingston, Ontario, is a Canadian city located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin.
Kingston is the county seat of Frontenac County. . His wife, Kelly, serves as associate director of academic affairs at Owen.
Christie is a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the National Association of Securities Dealers National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)
Nonprofit organization formed under the joint sponsorship of the investment bankers' conference and the SEC to comply with the Maloney Act, which provides for the regulation of the OTC market. , an academic director of the Financial Management Association, associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies and co-editor of the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
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