David Brady, who loves to argue politics and discuss ethical dilemmas, and who's been known to debate what kind of fishing fly to toss at a native trout, has been honored by the business school faculty with the Robert T. Davis Award recognizing extraordinary lifetime contributions to the school.
Brady is faculty advisor to the School's Public Management Program, a past associate dean of the business school, and recipient of the Silver Apple Award presented by the Stanford GSB Alumni Association for service to alumni. He is the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values at the business school, a professor of political science in the School of Humanities and Sciences, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, codirector of the Stanford Social Science History Institute, and director of Stanford's Undergraduate Program in Public Policy.
He holds Stanford University's Dinkelspiel Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Teaching Award, and is acting vice provost for Learning Technologies and Extended Education at Stanford. Brady is winner of the Congressional Quarterly Prize for the best paper on Congress (1995). He is vice president of the American Political Science Association and a member of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
The award, selected by a vote of the faculty, was presented at a dinner in early March. The Davis Award was created in memory of Professor Robert Davis and honors a faculty member for lifetime achievement at the school. Last year's award went to George Parker, the Dean Witter Professor of Finance and Management.