Linda GinzelLinda E. Ginzel, Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology, has been honored with the 2019 Hillel J. Einhorn Award in recognition of her exceptional teaching in the Executive MBA Program Asia, at Booth’s Singapore campus. The award is given annually to the Booth faculty member with the qualities that make a teacher outstanding: selecting interesting and important material, making the class sessions interesting and engaging, and managing the class effectively and fairly. The award was established in 1987 in honor of Hillel J. Einhorn, the founding director of the Center for Decision Research.

“I am especially honored to receive this award named for Hillel Einhorn who founded the Center which has led the expansion of the field of behavioral science,” said Professor Ginzel.

Linda E. Ginzel has been on the Chicago Booth faculty since 1992. She specializes in negotiation skills, managerial psychology, and executive development. Her most recent work focuses on what she terms Leadership Capital: the courage, wisdom, and capacity to decide when to manage and when to lead. In 2000 President Clinton awarded her a President's Service Award, the nation's highest honor for volunteer service directed at solving critical social problems. She is also the two-time recipient of the James S. Kemper Jr. Grant in Business Ethics. She is the author of Choosing Leadership.

This is the second time Ginzel has been recognized with the award. In 2013, she was the recipient of the Global Hillel J. Einhorn Award.

A pioneer in behavioral decision research, Hillel J. Einhorn was pivotal in reorganizing the behavioral science curriculum in the late 1970s at what was then the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. Einhorn helped shift the School’s behavioral science focus toward quantitative decision theory, founded and led the CDR, and positioned the Center as a preeminent community of behavioral science research. At the time of his death in 1987, Einhorn was the Wallace W. Booth Professor, the first faculty member to hold the chair.