Bunderson installed as Bauer Professor

Mary Butkus

Stuart Bunderson, PhD, of the Olin Business School gives a presentation of his scholarly work during his installation as the first George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance March 31 in the Charles F. Knight Executive Education Center. George Bauer (left) and Carol Bauer (center) look on from the front row. The Bauers established the professorship in the summer of 2007. George Bauer graduated from the School of Engineering & Applied Science with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering in 1953 and earned a master’s degree from the school’s Sever Institute in 1959. He serves on the university’s New York Regional Cabinet. Bauer spent 31 years at IBM Corp., where he held a number of executive positions in marketing, finance and business systems until retiring in the mid-1990s to start an investment banking firm, GPB Group Ltd. Carol Bauer has served in many nonprofit leadership roles, including as chairman of the board of Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., and she is distinguished for her role as a philanthropist. In his research, Bunderson studies organizational and team dynamics that promote learning, innovation and meaningful work. “I am truly honored to be the inaugural recipient of this chair and to be associated with quality people like George and Carol Bauer,” Bunderson says.