Paul A. Vatter

Lawrence E. Fouraker Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus

A native of Boston, MA., he received an A.B. degree (1944) from the College of the Holy Cross and an A.M. (1947) and Ph.D. (1953) from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Department of Economic and Social Statistics at Pennsylvania (1954-58).

He served as Assistant Dean of the Harvard Business School from 1958-1962. He was also appointed Associate Director of the Institute of Basic Mathematics for application to Business (1959), and Director of the Program of Basic Mathematics (1961). He was made Administrative Director of the Doctoral Program in 1962 and Chairman of the Doctoral Program from 1967 to 1970. He became a Professor of Business Administration in 1970. He was Executive Director of Executive Education and Corporate Relations from 1987-1988 and he was Senior Associate Dean, Director of Institutional Relations from 1988-1991. He became an Emeritus Professor in 1995. Since that time he has become an Associate Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford University. He teaches there in the Oxford Advanced Management Program. He has taught Decision Analysis and Negotiation in the Executive Education Programs of the Harvard Business School as well as in the MBA Program at Oxford.

In addition to his activities at the Harvard Business School, he had pursued his interest in management and the decision-making process through membership on the Boards of Directors of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company, Moore McCormack Resources, Inc. and Sbarro, Inc. Also he is now an Associate Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford University.

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