William F. Hamilton (professor)

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William F. Hamilton
Born 1941
Nationality United States
Institution University of Pennsylvania
Field Management and Technology, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Planning, Economic Analysis, Health Economics
School or
tradition
Management and Technology
Alma mater

London School of Economics and Political Science (Ph.D.) 1967
University of Pennsylvania (M.B.A.) Industrial Management 1964
University of Pennsylvania (M.S.) Chemical Engineering 1964

University of Pennsylvania (B.S.) Chemical Engineering 1961
Contributions Technology strategy
Business technology management
Awards David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching 1991, 2003
White House Fellow, 1973–1974

William F. Hamilton (born 1941) is the Ralph Landau Professorship of Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania and a management consultant.

Hamilton is a pioneer and advocate of joint-degree programs of business and engineering. He started the Management and Technology Program in 1977 and founded the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology in 1978.

Hamilton served as Director of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology in the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania until his retirement in 2015.[1] He co-founded the Department of Operations and Information Management at Wharton. He participated in the creation of Penn’s Weiss Technology House, Wharton's Program in Emerging Technologies, and the Executive Masters Program in Technology Management in the Engineering School.[2]

Academic positions[edit]

  • Wharton School
1967–2015 Ralph Landau Professor of Management and Technology
1978 Director, Jerome Fisher Management and Technology Program
1978–2015; Associate Director, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and the National Health Care Management Center
1975–78; Director of Research and Development, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
1972–74; Senior Research Associate, Management Science Center, 1967–69).

Other roles[edit]

  • Special Assistant to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1974–75
  • Senior Operations Analyst, University City Science Center, 1967–70
  • Research Engineer, Sun Oil Company, 1961–64
  • Director, Neose Technologies, 1991–present
  • Director, Marlton Technologies, 1988–present
  • Director, Hunt Manufacturing, 1986–present
  • Director, Centocor, 1985–present
  • Director, Digital Lightwave, 1997–present

Honors and awards[edit]

  • David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching (Undergraduate Division), 2003
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Undergraduate Division), 2003
  • Outstanding Teaching Award for distinguished undergraduate teaching, 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching Award (Undergraduate Division), 1991–1999
  • David W. Hauck Award for Outstanding Teaching (Undergraduate Division), 1991
  • White House Fellow, 1973–1974

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