Two Haas profs named as favorites by Poets & Quants

Asst. Prof. Juliana Schroeder listed on Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40

Berkeley Haas Asst. Prof. Juliana Schroeder has been named to Poets & Quants’ “Best 40 Under 40 Professors” list for 2019.

The list, now in its seventh year, aims “to identify the world’s best young business school professors in terms of research prowess, teaching chops, and impact they have on current students, former students, colleagues, business education research, and society and the world in general.” Competition for the list was especially fierce this year, with nominations submitted by 2,643 people for 188 qualified professors. Schroeder received nearly 80 nominations from students and members of the Haas community.

In a separate article that called out favorite professors mentioned by MBA students who the publication interviewed from the Class of 2019, Assoc. Prof. Drew Jacoby-Senghor was featured.

Asst. Prof. Juliana Schroeder, Management of Organizations

Schroeder, who has been at Berkeley Haas since 2015, is a rising star in psychology for her work on how we make sense of other people’s minds, and a rockstar to her students for her dedication to their success.

Over and over again in teaching evaluations, students describe Schroeder as passionate, accessible, incredibly organized, and inclusive of students with diverse backgrounds (international students and under-represented minority students) and different personality types (extroverts as well as introverts). More than a few describe her negotiations course among their faves at Berkeley Haas.

Juliana is a source of powerful positive energy—enough to keep a large class awake in the session that starts at 8am and goes for three hours! She is great at artfully engaging the audience during the class discussion and spreading the dynamics of the conversation uniformly across the class,” wrote one student.

Though she’s near the beginning of her career, Schroeder has already racked up almost 30 awards and honors, including the Association for Psychological Science’s Rising Star Award and the International Social Cognition Network’s 2018 Early Career Award. She was named as a 2018 Schwabacher Fellow, the school’s highest honor for assistant professors, and last year students in the full-time MBA program honored her with a Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching.

“I really care about my students and I try to get to know each one of them. Since I teach negotiations, I try to understand how each student’s negotiation skills fit into the broader context of his or her personality and life,” Schroeder says. “I stay in touch with a lot of my students and continue to coach them as they recruit for post-MBA jobs.”

To compile the “Best 40 Under 40” list, Poets & Quants judged professors on their teaching (70%), based on the number and thoughtfulness of nominations received, and their research (30%), based on Google scholar citations, awards and grants, and media appearances.

Asst. Prof. Drew Jacoby-Senghor, Management of Organizations

Asst. Prof. Drew Jacoby-Senghor (Photo: Copyright Noah Berger, 2019)

Jacoby-Senghor was mentioned by Bosun Adebaki, MBA 19, as a favorite professor. Adebaki noted that Jacoby-Senghor, who teaches Negotiations and Conflict Resolution, knows how to connect with students and breathes life into mantras like “Focus on interests and not positions.”