Robert K. Jaedicke Faculty Award

This award (formerly called the Silver Apple) is presented annually to a member of the GSB faculty for service to the school’s alumni. It is named for Dean emeritus Bob Jaedicke, who joined the GSB as a faculty member in 1961 and served as Acting Dean in 1979 and 1980, and as Dean from 1983 to 1990.

The 2018 Jaedicke Award has been presented to Matt Abrahams on October 5, 2018 during Alumni Weekend.

A lecturer in Organizational Behavior at the GSB, Matt Abrahams has published various academic articles on cognitive planning, persuasion and interpersonal communication as well as articles for GSB Insights. He recently published the third edition of his book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out, a book written to help people who which to become more confident and compelling communicators. Matt is also Co-Founder and Principal at Bold Echo Communications Solutions, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. Matt has worked with executives to help prepare and present keynote addresses and IPO road shows, conduct media interviews, and deliver TED talks.

Matt has helped alumni the world over hone their communication skills, leading chapter events from Austin to Vancouver. By participating in many reunion class programs, leading virtual faculty sessions, meeting with alumni leaders on campus and off, Matt makes himself available at every opportunity to help alumni strengthen their connection to the GSB and is ever a gracious faculty volunteer.

Robert K. Jaedicke Faculty Award Recipients
Matt Abrahams
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior
2018
Paul Oyer
Professor, Economics
2017
Joel C. Peterson
Consulting Professor, Finance
2016
Carole Robin
Lecturer, Organizational Behavior
2013
James M. Patell
Professor Emeritus, Operations, Information & Technology
2012
Jennifer Aaker
Professor, Marketing
2011
Baba   Shiv
Professor, Marketing
2010
Darrell   Duffie
Professor, Finance
2009
George Foster
Professor, Accounting
2008
George G.C. Parker
Professor Emeritus, Finance
2007
Garth   Saloner
Professor, Economics
2006
David L. Bradford
Senior Lecturer Emeritus
2005
Robert A. Burgelman
Professor, Organizational Behavior
2004
Roderick Moreland Kramer
Professor, Organizational Behavior
2003
Hau L. Lee
Professor, Operations, Information & Technology
2002
Charles A. O’Reilly
Professor, Organizational Behavior
2001
John Roberts
Professor Emeritus, Economics
2000
Margaret Ann Neale
Professor, Organizational Behavior
1999
William F. Miller (1925-2017)
Professor Emeritus, Political Economy
1998
David W. Brady
Professor, Political Economy
1997
Jerry I. Porras
Professor Emeritus, Organizational Behavior
1996
Jeffrey   Pfeffer
Professor, Organizational Behavior
1995
James E. Howell
Professor Emeritus, Economics
1994
George G.C. Parker
Professor Emeritus, Finance
1992
Charles A. Holloway
Professor Emeritus, Operations, Information & Technology
1991
James C. VanHorne
Professor Emeritus, Finance
1990