LAST MAY, Krannert awarded
honorary doctorate degrees to two individuals, Morton
I. Kamien and Jerry S. Rawls, in recognition of their
accomplishments within their respective fields.
major figure in theoretical industrial organization,
Morton I. Kamien, PhD '64, recieved his Honorary Doctor
of Economics degree from Krannert. Kamien is the Joseph
and Carole Levy Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
in the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
is a native of Warsaw, Poland, but grew up in New York
City. He received a BA from the City College of
New York in 1960 before going on to receive his PhD from
Kamien is a distinguished
scholar in economic theory and its application, particularly
to the industrial organization.
He has authored more than
70 journal articles and has coauthored two books. He
is a fellow of the Econometric Society and is listed
in "Who's Who in Economics." In addition,
he is director of the Heizer Center for Entrepreneurship
Studies at Northwester and has served as chair of the
Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences.
He has been associate dean for academic affairs at Northwestern's
Kellogg School of Management. A longtime friend
of the Krannert School, he received Krannert's John S.
Day Distinguished Alumni Academic Service Award in 1991.
S. Rawls, MSIA '68, received an Honorary Doctorate of
Management degree from Krannert. Rawls is an entrepreneur
who co-founded one of Silicon Valley's most successful,
fastest-growing technology companies, Finisar Corp.,
for which he is president, chief executive officer, and
a director. Finisar is a leader in high-speed fiber-optic
the 1990s, Finisar delivered the world's first low-cost
gigbit optic links. Finisar products became the
basis for today's fiber channel and gigabit Ethernet
standards for computer communication. Finiar was named
to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious "Silicon
Valley Technology Fast 50" a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing
companies in the area.
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