Kellogg announces Professor of the Year
Gad Allon, professor of managerial economics and decision sciences, was named the 2015 L.G. Lavengood Outstanding Professor of the Year Award on Friday.
The award, named in honor of former Kellogg Professor Lawrence G. Lavengood, is voted on by graduating students of Kellogg’s Full-Time and Part-Time programs.
“As an aspiring operations expert and life-long learner, Professor Allon continues to inspire me and those around me with his passion for operations, his drive to continuously improve and his desire to help others learn,” wrote one student in their nomination for Allon.
“Professor Allon’s classroom environment is as close to a real world boardroom or management meeting as you will find at Kellogg,” wrote another student. “His courses are intellectually challenging and he demands excellence in both preparation and presentation, not only from his students, but also himself.
This is the second Professor of the Year award for Allon, who was recognized in 2009. He also was named the Alumni Professor of the Year in 2014 and 2015.
Allon was recognized by Poets & Quants as one of “The World’s 40 Best Business School Profs Under the Age of 40” in 2011.
As Professor of the Year, Allon will deliver the faculty remarks at Kellogg’s graduation on June 19.
In the video below, Allon speaks about the dangers of past success during Kellogg’s Brave Leader panel at Reunion 2014.