The Haas School has recognized five faculty members as Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellows.
“The Bakar Fellowships recognize associate or assistant professors who demonstrate a record of accomplishment and a very bright future,” says Prof. Andrew Rose, associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the faculty.
The new Bakar Faculty Fellows are:
- Dana Carney, Management of Organizations Group
- Pnina Feldman, Operations and Information Technology Management Group
- Yaniv Konchitchki, Accounting Group
- Alastair Lawrence, Accounting Group
- Panos Patatoukas, Accounting Group
In 2007, alumnus Gerson Bakar, BS 48, and his wife Barbara, donated funds to the Haas School to provide five new faculty positions and enable the tenure-track faculty roster to gradually reach an all-time high of 86 members. As a part of the gift, the Bakar Faculty Fellowship was created to acknowledge young professors with extraordinary potential.
Gerson Bakar is a prominent real estate developer and pioneer. In 1965, he developed the country’s first multi-family housing complex called Woodlake in San Mateo, Calif. The garden community model marked the first of its kind and breakthrough in American housing. Bakar also developed a new facility for Levi Strauss & Co. in San Francisco that was widely regarded as a “a gift to the city.”
Bakar is also a longtime adviser to the Haas School and founding and advisory board member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics.