Angel G. Jordan Scholarship Established by Tepper School

 

December 13, 2004

Angel G. Jordan, provost emeritus and university professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering and robotics, has been honored by The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University with the establishment of a full-tuition scholarship in his name for a qualified MBA student who is a citizen of Spain. Jordan is a native of Spain. The award will first be available in 2005-2006.

Jordan served as the Keithley University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics from 1991 to 2000, and as Carnegie Mellon's provost from 1983 to 1991. He was the dean of Carnegie Institute of Technology (Carnegie Mellon's engineering school) from 1979 to 1983, where he played a key role in forming Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute. From 1969 to 1979, Jordan led the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and was the Whitaker Professor of Electrical Engineering from 1972 to 1980. Jordan also served as acting director of Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute.

"I am proud to announce this scholarship to honor Dr. Jordan, who has contributed immensely to the technology and business communities as a respected researcher, and to Carnegie Mellon through years of service as a beloved professor, department head, dean and provost," said Tepper School Dean Kenneth B. Dunn. "This prestigious award for an exceptional student from Spain continues to support our commitment to a diverse classroom experience, which we believe is critical in today's increasingly global business environment."

Jordan was instrumental in founding the Software Engineering Institute and in the formation of Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. The latter had as its core the Department of Computer Science, which emerged in 1966 from the interdisciplinary Systems and Communication Science Program in the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now the Tepper School of Business) and other units of the university.

Jordan's current research interests are in software engineering, focusing on technological change and technology transfer. He is conducting research on technological innovation, management of technology, studies of the information and communications technologies industries and advances in software engineering. He has authored more than 200 publications and has addressed numerous conferences, seminars and symposia. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA; corresponding member of the National Academy of Engineering, Spain; a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, and The Public University of Navarra, Spain.

"I am thrilled that The Tepper School has chosen my native country as the focus of this new scholarship and deeply honored that it will bear my name," said Jordan. "My years at Carnegie Mellon opened my mind and many opportunities, and I am excited that we are able to make possible those same opportunities for a talented Spanish student who might not otherwise be able to study at one of the world's finest business schools."

Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical decision making. Its groundbreaking curricula are the basis for many business and academic models throughout the world, especially those committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and technology. The school's notable distinctions include a faculty that consistently produces ground-breaking research published in leading academic journals; a unique contribution to the intellectual community including six Nobel prizes in economics; and a consistent presence in the top tier of national and international doctorate, master's level and undergraduate business school rankings, including being named as the No. 2 business school by The Wall Street Journal.

The Tepper School of Business is also home to Professor Finn E. Kydland, who recently was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Kydland shares the prize with Professor Edward Prescott. Both men earned Ph.D.s in economics at the Tepper School. More information on the school and its programs can be found at http://www.tepper.cmu.edu.

The scholarship is named for Angel Jordan, who has contributed to the university and greater community as a researcher, professor, department head and dean.

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