Fuqiang Zhang appointed to named professorship

  • July 1, 2019
  • By Mark Taylor
  • 1 minute read

I wanted to share some exciting news about our faculty member Fuqiang Zhang, professor of operations and supply chain management.

Professor Zhang has been appointed the Dan Broida Professor in recognition of his contributions and leadership in research and teaching. He received his PhD in managerial science and applied economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and joined Olin in 2007.

Last year, Professor Zhang received the Yangtze River Scholar Award by the Chinese Ministry of Education, the highest award that the People’s Republic of China bestows on an individual in higher education.

The Dan Broida Professorship in Operations and Manufacturing Management was established in 1984 by Mrs. Roma Wittcoff, an alumna and trustee emeritus of Washington University, in memory of her first husband, Daniel Broida, who died in 1981. Mr. Broida earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in 1936 and was the founder of Sigma Chemical Company, now Millipore Sigma.

We join in thanking Mrs. Wittcoff for her tremendous support and congratulating Professor Zhang. We will plan to have a formal installation ceremony for Professor Zhang in the coming academic year.

Pictured above: Fuqiang Zhang teaching a global operations class to second-year MBA students in March 2019, during Olin’s global immersion experience in Shanghai.

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Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor joined Olin Business School on Dec. 1, 2016, as its dean, serving in that role until July 2022. He is one of the most frequently cited researchers in the areas of international finance and monetary economics in the world. He has served as an economist at the IMF and Bank of England; and as an investment fund manager for Barclays (now BlackRock). Previously, he was dean at Warwick Business School, UK, and a professor of economics at Oxford among other European universities and a visiting professor at NYU.

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