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Page Prize 2009

Moore School Announces 2009 Page Prize Winners

The Darla Moore School of Business is proud to announce the winners of the 2009 Dr. Alfred N. and Lynn Manos Page Prize for Sustainability Issues in Business Curricula. Now in its second year, the competition is designed to encourage and support efforts to introduce or substantially upgrade sustainability courses and/or associated coursework into the curriculum of business schools, both nationally and internationally. 

The Moore School’s approach to sustainability fosters understanding of the sustainable enterprise across three dimensions: the natural environment, good governance and ethics, and the value exchange between firms and their counterparts in governments and civil society. The school considers this definition to be consistent with the challenges firms face today.

The 2009 Page Prize call for syllabi/curricula received numerous outstanding applications covering a wide range of disciplines including accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, marketing, operations and supply chain management and organizational behavior. An ongoing database of winning curricula/syllabi is available on the Moore Web site for adoption by business faculty around the world to use in their home institutions. Top submissions are also accessible through the Moore School's Partner Page on the Apsen Institute’s

Congratulations to the winners for 2009!

2009 Grand Prize Winners

 Dr. Andrew Hoffman
Dr. Andrew Hoffman’s course syllabus, “Green Construction & Design,” was selected for the innovative way in which it examines sustainability from the perspectives of design, construction, and environment. The committee appreciated that the course draws students from multiple disciplines—including business, engineering, environmental studies, architecture, policy, and planning—and that the course projects enable students from the different disciplinary backgrounds to work together and extend their understanding of the related sustainability issues. In addition, the committee valued that the course involves a diversity of teaching techniques, includes case material developed specifically for the course, includes guest speakers from a number of diverse and relevant disciplines, and operates largely as a paperless course.

Dr. Andrew J. Hoffman
Stephen M. Ross School of Business
University of Michigan
Course: “Green Construction & Design”

Dr. Michael Toffel  Dr. Forest Reinhardt  Dr. Michael Toffel’s and Dr. Forest Reinhardt’s graduate-level course, “Business and the Environment,” was selected because it represents a truly exemplary case-based curriculum for educating future business leaders on the impact of environmental considerations on business strategy. The selection committee was especially impressed with the way the curriculum draws on multiple disciplines to give students a broad perspective in their consideration of environmental issues. The fact that they developed 14 cases for use in this course, and that they have demonstrated the commitment to frequently updating these cases, further demonstrate their dedication to curriculum development in the area of business and the environment.
Dr. Michael W. Toffel and Dr. Forest L. Reinhardt
Harvard Business School
Harvard University
Course: “Business and the Environment”


2009 Honorable Mentions

Dr. Robert T. Clemen
Fuqua School of Business

Duke University
Course: “Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability”

Dr. Carol Seagle
Kenan-Flagler Business School
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Course: “Environmental Strategy” 

Dr. Gilvan C. Souza
Kelley School of Business
Indiana University
Course: “Sustainable Operations” 

Dr. Anant K. Sundaram
Tuck School of Business
Dartmouth University
Course: “Business and Climate Change” 

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About the Benefactors

Dr. Alfred N. Page is dean and professor emeritus of the Henry Bloch (H&R Block) School of Business of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He previously served as co-chief academic officer and dean for the Sykes College of Business at the University of Tampa, dean of the School of Business at the College of William & Mary, and acting dean of the School of Business at the University of Washington. At Washington, Dr. Page helped found the Executive MBA program and served as chair of the Department of Finance, Quantitative Methods and Business Economics for eight years. In addition, while at Washington, he taught as a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, University of Rochester, and Stanford University. Also at Washington, Dr. Page was recognized with the Burlington Northern Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award and the Executive MBA Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Page graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Macalester College. He completed his graduate studies at the University of Chicago, where he earned an MBA and a Ph.D. in Accounting, Finance, and Economics. 

Lynn Manos Page, an accomplished painter and printmaker currently working in Florida, for many years painted and studied in Venice, Italy, and in Greece. Her paintings, both in pastels and oils, generally feature water and boat scenes and are widely collected and included in the public and private collections of institutions world wide, such as Johnson & Johnson, Continental Insurance, H&R Block, Mayo Clinic, Sprint, and more.  She has participated in single and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Ms. Page received her BFA degree from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, and her MA from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has also served as an art instructor at the Kansas City Art Institute, and worked with Christo and Jean Claude on The Umbrellas, Japan-USA, in Lebec, California.

Ms. Page has donated to the Darla Moore School of Business an original diptych of an ocean scene called Aegean Sea #6, images of which will be used in electronic and print promotional materials for the prize. The artist’s research for her Aegean Sea series was done on the islands of Skopelos and Hydra, Greece, in September 2006 and May 2008.