Ferrell to guide SAH as New Dean


With the forthcoming departure of Mormon scholar and college of the Arts & Humanities (SAH) Dean Patrick Mason towards the University of Utah, Professor Lori Anne Ferrell will lead SAH as its new dean, according to a comment made earlier this month by Provost Patricia Easton.

Ferrell “brings a distinguished scholarly career in the humanities and a wealth of national and international experience to this role,\” Easton said. \”She joins us at an important moment of transformation of the school.\”

An acclaimed critic, scholar, and Fellow from the Royal Historical Society, Ferrell is the John D. and Lillian Maguire Distinguished Professor within the Humanities. She succeeds Mason at a significant time as SAH prepares for an growth of programming within the Applied and Public Humanities as well as an upcoming decennial review of the humanities.

The author of The Bible and the People and editor of Sermons Delivered at Saint Paul's Cathedral, 1623-1625, Volume 11 from the Oxford Edition from the Sermons of John Donne, among other works, Ferrell directs the university's Early Modern Studies Program and also the Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards.

In a Publishers Weekly overview of The Bible and the People, Ferrell was praised for recognizing \”this text's crucial devote the evolution of Anglo-American Christianity as well as in the hearts of Christians.\”

Ferrell has been a person in the CGU faculty since 2004, and from 1991-2004 held some pot faculty position at the Claremont School of Theology and CGU's Religion Department. She's served as chair of the English Department as well as having participated in the university’s archeological dig at Akko, Israel.

Her more complex scholarly appointments include residential fellowships at several Cambridge and Oxford University colleges and at the Folger Shakespeare, Newberry, and Huntington Libraries.

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Answering a Pandemic: Introducing the series 'CGU Heroes'


An Inspiring New Story Series for Challenging Times

IF YOU’RE LIKE US, YOU’VE EXPERIENCED a range of powerful emotions previously fourteen days. Disbelief our lives could be so disrupted so suddenly. Frustration over long lines and empty shelves. Concern for family in affected areas. Afraid of others due to an enemy we can't see.

But without doubt you've also seen stories of kindness, selflessness, and heroism-stories of people whose actions remind us of our shared humanity.

Many members of our CGU community have been working tirelessly-some behind the curtain plus some around the front lines-to address the pandemic. Their stories have inspired us, and we hope they keep you going too.

Over the next weeks, you will get to know a few of these amazing colleagues, starting today having a professor who's creating a improvement in a nation in critical condition on the other hand around the globe.

We call them CGU Heroes: those who embody what it really means to carry the flame.

On the front lines in Iran: Javad Fadardi’s story

Javad S. Fadardi is a research associate professor within the university's School of Community & Global Health. He what food was in Ferdowsi University of Mashhad once the pandemic reached Iran.

Fadardi is working tirelessly on numerous fronts in the battle against the novel coronavirus: He is serving with an Iranian national committee for mental health problems and is assisting to develop an app to be used in Iran and the U.S. which will instill healthy habits to avoid contracting COVID-19.

Fadardi joins a lot more than 5,000 psychologists and psychiatrists on the national hotline to help those who have been affected directly or indirectly by the disease. And he is preparing short video clips to help individuals respond better and less harmfully to the outbreak.

“We all are people, and without supporting one another and sharing love, we cannot survive”

— Javad Fadardi

Fadardi is reluctant to call himself a hero, but he says he's inspired through the heroism and selflessness of others inside a nation with one of probably the most severe outbreaks of COVID-19.

\”Many of the medical staff haven't been capable of going home for nearly 40 days. They're working 24/7, and sometimes they distribute in the effort,\” Fadardi says. \”And many infectious disease specialists and nurses have forfeit their lives here. They're increased heroes than those killed in battle.\”

He also shares accounts of young kids who have sent their masks to medical staff because they need them more, of volunteers who are screening millions over the telephone, of scientists who're working nonstop to make a vaccine or perhaps a medication in order to save lives.

Amid the suffering, Fadardi remains an optimist.

\”Although it's brought us misery, I have faith that the coronavirus pandemic helps everybody around the world gradually to unify and come to some very basic understanding: All of us are human beings, and without supporting one another and sharing love, we cannot survive,\” he says. \”We live only once. Let’s make it a worthwhile life for everyone.\”

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'Another World': CGU in a Time of Pandemic and Quarantine


An overview of the university’s measures to protect its community and continue its academic mission

ON A cool WEEKDAY MORNING in late March, CGU President Len Jessup was the only figure who could be seen travelling the university's deserted campus.

Normally this can be a busy season, and CGU is typically buzzing with activity because the end of the academic year approaches-but this year is way from typical.

Since mid-March, the campus-like other companies, organizations, businesses, and educational institutions nationwide and world-has been turn off in reaction to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The entire CGU community of college, students, and staff is working remotely from their homes in observance of federal and state social distancing measures.

Though campus security has stepped up patrols of CGU and the other Claremont Colleges, Jessup says he still loves to come across.

\”I try to get over here every few days simply to check on the place. I'm not far away,\” said Jessup, whose house is a block away on Harvard Avenue. \”In my years in higher education, I've never experienced anything like this. It's unprecedented. It is a whole new world.\”

At time this article was released, a federal social distancing guideline through April 30 was at place across the nation. Jessup said his leadership team was working hard to create continuity plus some semblance of normalcy despite a continuously changing situation.

CGU's swift online transition provides a 'business as usual' alternative during unusual times.

That effort includes Jessup's participation in a variety of meetings via Zoom along with other social media platforms, including a recent Graduate Student Council Town Hall which was organized to deal with the pandemic's impact on the university.

In this time of social distancing, Jessup also has been forced to replace his typical accessibility and approachability having a regular weekly email towards the CGU community to stay associated with them.

Sometimes these messages contain practical information associated with online learning; sometimes they provide encouragement and express thanks.

\”I would like you all to understand how proud I'm famous you,\” he wrote in one message with the simple subject line \”We'll get through this-.\” \”I've always asserted this university is nimble and entrepreneurial which this can be a place where we care deeply about students and their success. All of that is truer now than ever. I'm astonished by everyone, and i am lucky to become here with you.\”

Students & Faculty

With the appearance of spring break a few days of March 16, the university's Office of Information Technology team prepped faculty to completely move to a web-based instructional format throughout the semester. Within an email towards the community Jessup expressed his because of faculty for his or her flexibility and responsiveness towards the quickly changing situation. Pictured here is Professor Robert Klitgaard, who is seen talking to students in the Policy Design & Implementation course.


During springbreak, the university's staff-like students and faculty–also transitioned to some work-from-home setup with the aid of the university's OIT team. Before staff left for quarantine, department supervisors worked with their groups to recognize mission-critical tasks and ensure that these services could be supported digitally from home.


A part of CGU's swift transition to online support includes most of the resources that students need through the academic year, including the university's career center, writing center, and support from the Claremont Colleges' student health services. Many of these were up and operational when the stay-at-home decision was put in place.


All in-person events throughout the spring semester were canceled. As an alternative, webinars, livestreams, and other online options were developed. This included a livestream from the video \”Excavation at Akko\” and \”The Storm Makes You Stronger: Managing The mind in the Face of Crisis,\” a web-based session with Drucker's Jeremy Hunter.

Commencement 2021

This month, Jessup and Provost Patricia Easton announced towards the community that this May's Commencement ceremony have been cancelled. Within an email message he and Easton said that the annual in-person event “will be postponed until a period when health regulations determine it is once more safe to collect in public places.”

In its place, they said, the university will host a special online commencement event on May 30. Families and friends can virtually attend the event, as well as in host to walking across the stage, graduates' names is going to be read aloud while a photo and personal message from the graduate will be displayed on the screen.

Jessup also recorded a unique video addressed to the university’s newest graduates:


Outreach & Positive Social Impact

Beyond transitioning to remote learning, many within the CGU community also have concentrated on another aspect of the pandemic: helping others.

Many faculty experts have been offering their insights to major media outlets; others like SCGH Professor Javad Fadardi are on the frontlines of the global crisis in places like Iran.

Closer by, SCGH's Bree Hemingway and Kimberly Morones (pictured) used materials and the nearby Umakers space both provided by Drucker alum Rob Perhamus to create protective masks for healthcare workers at local hospitals.

To highlight these and other inspiring examples, the university has launched a web-based story series, \”CGU Heroes,\” about people in our community who're providing an expert, compassionate reaction to the pandemic. Fadardi's story is one.

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Drucker School Dean to go away at the End of Spring Semester


Jenny Darroch will join Miami University’s Farmer School of Business as its new dean.


AS A GRAD STUDENT IN Nz, Jenny Darroch knew Peter Drucker's philosophy well-she discovered his aphoristic quotes everywhere in her marketing textbooks.

But that was the closest she ever likely to reach him-she never dreamed she’d actually become familiar with the father of contemporary management.

That changed in 2003 when she visited Claremont to interview for a teaching job at the university.

Right before Drucker held certainly one of his last public (and legendary) lectures, Darroch was ushered into the auditorium to meet him. There he was: The daddy of contemporary management sat on stage inside a large leather chair, eating a donut, waiting for the attendees in the future in.

\”Apparently, it was a bit of a ritual for him to achieve that,\” she said. \”I sat in awe just like the rest of the audience and paid attention to him tell an array of stories that seemed disparate at first, and then bring all of them together at the conclusion. That was his style.\”

Encountering Drucker is one of the memories Darroch will take with her when she leaves the university after the spring semester. Darroch is going to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she will take on the function of dean of the Farmer School of economic.

Darroch’s 16-year career at the Drucker School comes to a detailed using the current academic year. It may be bittersweet, she says, “but it is time.”

Darroch's departure was announced inside a recent campus-wide message sent by Provost Patricia Easton.

\”Her commitment and enthusiasm to best offer the students, faculty, and staff from the Drucker School of Management will be missed,\” Easton said within the announcement.

The author of the highly regarded books Why Marketing to Women Fails and Marketing Through Turbulent Times, Darroch recently served as the university's Drucker School of Management dean for nearly four years.

During her tenure, the school launched the worldwide Family Business Institute, expanded membership of their advisory board, boosted student enrollment, and made substantive changes towards the MBA program, such as the development of the Drucker Signature Platform.

\”I am so happy with they we've created and also the results we've achieved,\” she said.

While her two sons live and work in New Zealand, Darroch said she and her husband Andrew will relocate to the University of Miami, where she's wanting to immerse herself locally and find \”ways to balance continuity and change just as Drucker taught us to do.\”

\”I wish to thank the lots of people who've led to my success at the Drucker School: colleagues, students, alumni, friends, and family,\” she said. \”Moving from the place that has been my house for 16 years is bittersweet. But it is time.\”

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Crisis Leadership: 'Surely This is a Time to Result in the Future'


Nearly Fifteen years after his death, Peter Drucker remains a source of inspiration.

In fact, as longtime writer, speaker, and Drucker disciple Bruce Rosenstein says, the founding father of modern management \”can help guide to us with the unprecedented days ahead.\”

When it comes to COVID-19, Drucker is seemingly ubiquitous on the web, from articles authored by Forbes and Deloitte to a post that sounds a confident note on well beyond.

Wisdom never goes from style. It's especially needed in times of crisis.

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Lessons Learned, And Not Learned, From The Pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic lies at the intersection of healthcare delivery and public policy. Deborah Freund and Terry McGann have spent a lot of their professional lives at that crossroads, studying and steeping themselves within the issues.

Freund, a school professor and former CGU president whose academic expertise is in health economics and health policy, recently co-authored a significant study of the Affordable Care Act and its effect on insurance coverage in the last decade. McGann earned his PhD in political philosophy and government from CGU ('75) and it has taught in the university. He started his career in healthcare economics and policy within the 1970s, served elected officials, and developed a reputation like a dean of Sacramento lobbyists.

Freund and McGann recently shared their opinion of the pandemic and it is ramifications within the following Q & A.

Should more have been done to get ready for a pandemic? Did politics get in the way?

Terry McGann: In 2021 the Smithsonian were built with a dramatic article predicting that the next pandemic would come from China, so it's nothing like there wasn't attorney at law about this possibility. But you will find pressures have a tendency to confront government. It is sometimes complicated to choose and choose which crisis you are going to prepare for because it involves money, time, energy, and risk. If you start spending vast sums of dollars on something that might not take place in your daily life, you open yourself up to a lot of criticism.

Though we were hopelessly unprepared for COVID-19, we've moved toward something that might hopefully lessen the horror of the pandemic, thanks to the resilience from the American economy and the kind of talent we have within the private and public sectors.

There's no question that within the new world of politics, a high level Democrat, along with a Republican includes a bill that will provide infrastructure, for example, it is good for you personally when they can't win-even if the country loses. Once the GOP controlled the Senate during President Obama's administration, they basically didn't approve the bills that left the home. This sort of thing shows that our leaders have not been good stewards, and that we need individuals politics to be stewards. Maybe this crisis will create a real chance of better thinking about that responsibility. Without them, the political system is hopelessly compromised.

What has got the pandemic revealed about the state of our nation's healthcare system?

Deborah Freund: The pandemic has really highlighted disparities in health outcomes and use of care. For a number of reasons, people who are Black as well as Mexican or Latin American descent, and other at-risk populations such as those people who are incarcerated or homeless have been in worse health than anyone else. And they are more likely to die of COVID-19. Some problems go back to the Tuskegee experiment-you possess a degree of distrust among some groups about likely to doctors once they aren't exactly the same race. As a result, they don't go.

Unlike other developed countries, there exists a significant quantity of people–8 percent of the population-not covered by health insurance, which may be keeping them from seeking care even when they need it. There is also a large amount of evidence that individuals who are having strokes and heart attacks might not be going to the er or hospitals for care. If you're really sick-if you tested positive for COVID-19-you may go for an er and get admitted to a hospital, but the bills would follow you later. When you have no insurance there are high costs, there are problems.

Something that isn't being discussed very much-I take a seat on several health system boards-is the way hospitals are accommodating COVID-19 by planning for surges in intensive care. Hospitals are running at low occupancy because they are awaiting surges, and they are taking a loss just because a large amount of other types of care are being deferred. They're getting money through the CARES Act, however i don't think that is going to counterbalance the extent from the financial harm to most of them. What that does to the way forward for healthcare and innovation remains to be seen.

How much harm to the economy will the pandemic cause, and just how much is going to be long-term?

McGann: This virus is extremely likely likely to return in the fall, there hasn't been a lot of discussion about that except from the experts. It's difficult predicting exactly what the endgame is going to be. We already have a significant national debt. Thanks to the Fed's capability to print money-let's hope that doesn't go away-we could obtain a lifejacket and stop a depression. But we will be up to $25 trillion indebted, and there's a formula on the relationship of the national debt to GDP. It isn't an irrelevant number. It's something that policymakers need to focus on, and they've to really make it part of their decision-making.

Freund: The economists agree we will have a transformation. It won't look like it did before the pandemic. Forecasts indicate that the unemployment rate and national debt will exceed anything we have experienced before, like the recession that began in 2008. So, regrettably, I fear that things will not be normal again in the near future.

How will the pandemic inform discussion about national health policy?

McGann: Administrations returning to Teddy Roosevelt have talked about universal medical health insurance. In 1954, the government ruled that pensions and medical health insurance could be tax deductible, which incentivized employers. When Medicare and Medicaid came along in 1965, millions more came onboard. Now, healthcare providers are subcontractors towards the four big insurance providers, which control an overwhelming majority of the market. They're permitted to measure their very own risk and therefore are not obliged to insure who they do not wish to insure. Health insurance companies aren't evil. They are not villains, but they have to do what life insurers have done, which would be to not cherry-pick a region inside a state.

About 75 years ago life insurance companies were prohibited from establishing different rates for particular regions within a state. A single rate for the entire state was required. They might, of course, establish different rates based upon age an individual. In healthcare insurance today, companies ought to be necessary to create \”community rating\” price calculations and be barred from \”experience rating,\” meaning cherry-picking various policies would not be permitted. The Kaiser Health Plan was originally dedicated to this principle.

Since medical health insurance is so complicated, I would not be opposed to a large state like California being divided up into several regions, but each could be required to have a singular community rate. As it stands now, it's almost impossible for the large insurance providers to fail. They increase their rates each year and they pick who they want to serve. Their ability to control costs and risks is non-sustainable.

I accustomed to represent Hospital Corporation of the usa for twenty-four years as a lobbyist in California. I attempted to convince them that their future could be compromised forever if they didn't adopt universal healthcare. If everyone is insured, you don't have this uncompensated care gestalt of monetary accounting that makes no sense. That structural issue will come front and center as a result of COVID-19. It will be clear by the end of the year that a lot of people who died because they didn't have access to healthcare shouldn't have died.

If the health insurers can't figure it out, we will possess a single-payer system in this country-and I do not think this is a good idea. I believe the public-private partnership is much better, but when they do not get going, they're going to get crushed.

Freund: We've identified many weaknesses in providing use of care and coordination of care, of providers not ready, along with a shortage of doctors and other health practitioners. Special provisions are allowing people from one state to practice in another in which they aren't licensed, and new graduates who have been supposed to start residencies are now around the front lines. I'd hope that we will make use of the science and data to go forward with greater collaboration so that we're able to work together to do the things we have to do. It's a very complex business, and shortcuts are doomed to fail.

McGann: All these people who are uninsured are now a large risk to folks who're insured. They've never had this kind of exposure to this side of the issue-direct health risks. To me, that's one of the seminal stuff that is going on at this time.

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As Summer Begins, Three Schools Welcome New Leadership


Earlier this month, Provost Patricia Easton announced new dean and director appointments for the Drucker School of Management, Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS), and college of Community & Global Health (SCGH).

In a message towards the university community, Easton said Associate Professor Katharina Pick will serve as interim dean of the Drucker School, that has been led for more than three years by Jenny Darroch who departs this month for a new role at Ohio's Miami University. Professor Allon Percus succeeds Professor Henry Schellhorn as new IMS director. And Jay Orr, a longtime public health official in Riverside County and SCGH professor, gets control as SCGH dean from Alan Stacy, who held an interim position for more than a year.

\”CGU is fortunate to have these accomplished individuals walk into these roles,\” Easton's message said, \”and I look forward to working with them.\”

See below for a biographical description of every new appointee.


Drucker School of Management

Clinical Associate Professor Katharina Pick is a member of the Drucker School faculty since 2008. Her teaching and research concentrate on organizational behavior and leadership by having an focus on gender and variety, creating high performing teams, and the process of leadership development. She has played an important role in reshaping the Drucker curriculum to mirror the Drucker Philosophy and practice-based learning. Her innovative Leadership Practicum is a critical element of the new Drucker Signature Platform and prepares students for leadership using interdisciplinary and behaviorally oriented learning modalities. As clinical faculty, she has provided both classroom instruction and individual coaching for developing leaders across a number of programs such as the Drucker Executive Program, the Getty Leadership Institute, and the California Police Chiefs Executive Leadership Institute. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior and MA in Sociology from Harvard University and holds an MSW from University of Southern California.


Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Professor Allon Percus joined the university in January 2009. He's an applied mathematician whose diverse background has put him the main thing on a field of mathematics with applications within the computational and physical sciences. His research combines discrete optimization and statistical physics, exploiting physical models and techniques to study the performance of algorithms on NP-hard problems. Along with Stefan Boettcher, he developed the method of Extremal Optimization which has since been put on problems ranging from social networks to protein folding. From 2003 to 2006, Percus was associate director from the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA, an institute established by the National Science Foundation to spark interactions between mathematicians and scientists from the broad range of fields. He was responsible for scientific oversight of numerous of IPAM's activities, working in close collaboration with organizing committees across disciplines to produce and run programs spreading the outcome of mathematics throughout the sciences. Percus received his BA in Physics from Harvard in 1992 and his PhD from the Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, in 1997, after which he spent the first part of his scientific career like a technical staff member of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Information Sciences Group.


School of Community & Global Health

Professor Jay Orr joined Claremont Graduate University in 2021 as a Clinical Full Professor and also the Director of Leadership & Management in the School of Community & Global Health. He earned a JD from the Ventura College of Law; a California Secondary Teaching Credential in the University of California, Santa Barbara Graduate School of Education; and a BA in political science from UCSB. He also attended the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. Because the former Riverside County chief executive officer, he worked to enhance healthcare and bring wellness to the peak of the county's agenda. Riverside may be the 4th largest county in California and the 10th largest in the usa. It has approximately 23,000 employees along with a budget of $5.4 billion. Orr brings over 34 years of public service experience. Prior to retiring in the position of CEO of Riverside County, he held other positions in Riverside County which include assistant district attorney, code enforcement director, and deputy public defender.


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Passings: Joseph Maciariello (1941-2021), Peter Drucker's 'Legitimate Successor'


AS SHE STOOD In the PODIUM on Drucker Day 2021 and introduced Joseph Maciariello as the recipient of the Drucker Lifetime Achievement Award, Jean Lipman Blumen wanted the crowd to clearly understand the role he'd played to Peter Drucker for several years.

To do this, she used a good example not from the realm of management, but from English literature.

Maciariello's work reminded her of James Boswell's tireless plan to Samuel Johnson. The end result was Boswell's Life of Johnson, which many consider one of the biggest examples of literary biography.

\”That is the model we see replicated in Joe's selfless devotion to Peter Drucker and Peter's astounding life's work,\” Lipman Blumen said.

An accomplished scholar and inspiring teacher whom many regard as Drucker’s legitimate successor, Maciariello died July 1 at his home in Claremont. He was 78.

For more than 40 years, Maciariello belonged to the university community, serving first inside a joint appointment as Horton Professor of Economics at that which was then Claremont Graduate School and Claremont McKenna College. More recently he had served because the Drucker Institute's academic and research director along with the Marie Rankin Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management Emeritus along with a Senior Fellow at the Drucker School.

Maciariello stewarded the Peter Drucker legacy in the years after Drucker’s death.

The Drucker community mourns the passing of somebody who had been not just a careful steward from the Drucker legacy but also a sort, warm, and thoughtful colleague, mentor, and friend.

“Joe really embodied the idea of approaching management like a liberal art,” said Professor Katharina Pick, interim dean from the Drucker School of Management. She sent a message about Maciariello’s passing towards the Drucker community last week. “Over the years, I got to understand Joe as a funny, kind, gentle human being, an ample and supportive colleague, and a true Drucker scholar. This is a huge loss for the community and I will miss him.\”

Maciariello's passing drew similar responses from Drucker alumni and friends around the Drucker School's social networking account, especially Facebook.

\”One of the greatest, most challenging professors I had at Drucker,\” wrote Brad Bargmeyer (MBA '99; MA, Politics, '00). MBA grad Mark Luna added that Maciariello was \”the Drucker School of Management's final link to Peter Drucker. I had been among the fortunate ones to take his top class, Drucker on Management, which was a complete 14 weeks. I still make reference to the program assignments.\”

(Read more comments about Maciariello here)

Early Years & Early Drucker Connections

BORN IN 1941 IN TROY, NEW YORK, Maciariello was the son of Italian immigrants and grew up within the upstate mill town of Mechanicville. He attended Rhode Island's Bryant College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in business administration, and Union College in Schenectady, Ny, where he received a master's degree in industrial administration and served as a person in the school.

Maciariello told interviewers that his Schenectady years were happy ones. He met his wife Judy in 1969 and they married in 1970 and shortly started their family.

It seemed to be during this period that he first discovered Drucker’s writings while working as an economic analyst and controller for Hamilton Standard, which was active in the Apollo space program.

The space program project was complex, also it created many challenges for managerial culture. Maciariello couldn't find a company manual to help him address these issues, so he searched his local libraries in Connecticut for an answer. This is when he came across Drucker's The Practice of Management.

Later, as he and Drucker were colleagues, Maciariello told him about his discovery and how he’d applied that book to the problems he was experiencing at Hamilton Standard.

“Peter said to me, ‘you had no alternative,’ and it wasn’t an ego statement,” Maciariello recalled. “He was right. There have been no alternative books out there. He wasn’t bragging — he was stating a well known fact.”

Thanks towards the support of his colleagues at Union College, Maciariello was able to enroll as a doctoral student in economics at Ny University.

Maciariello first encountered Drucker himself at NYU; Drucker was teaching there, also it was the first time he'd an opportunity to experience Drucker's idiosyncratic lecture style-spinning wider and wider circles of history and philosophy around a specific management question before zeroing in on an answer.

Maciariello earned his doctorate at NYU in 1973, and his dissertation advisor was economist William Baumol, who had been twice considered for that Nobel Prize in Economics.

Moving to Claremont

WHEN FRIENDS ALERTED HIM about a job opening at what was then known as the Claremont Graduate School, Maciariello requested the position. In 1979, he and the family moved to Claremont, where he accepted some pot professorship at Claremont McKenna College and CGS.

As an East Coaster, Maciariello said he didn’t know much about Claremont or Southern California. Actually, he explained, all he knew was “that Drucker was there, and that was my primary attraction.”

For 26 years, Maciariello and Drucker were close colleagues. He told an interviewer that he recognized Drucker as that rarity, a real Renaissance person, and the man made every effort for connecting with his senior colleague whenever possible.

\”If he needed a ride somewhere, I gave him a ride,\” he said. \”And I usually had many questions for him.\”

In 1999, they started working closely together on a quantity of projects and kept going until Drucker's death in 2005.

\”He was ill at that time,\” Maciariello said, \”but I had the legs and that he had the brains. So we managed to get work.\”

The 'Legitimate Successor'

REFERRING TO LIPMAN BLUMEN’S COMPARISON, James Boswell had been a gifted thinker and writer in the own right, and also the same was true of Maciariello.

Three years after Drucker's death, he published a revised version of Drucker’s 1973 classic Management-to which he added his deep knowledge of systems–to satisfy the requirements of executives these days.

He would go on to amplify and expand on Drucker's legacy in many other books as well, including Drucker's Lost Art of Management: Peter Drucker's Timeless Vision for Building Effective Organizations, The Daily Drucker, and A Year With Drucker: 52 Weeks of education for Leadership Effectiveness.

“Joe was the ultimate scholar and gentleman. More than anyone, he promulgated the philosophy of Peter Drucker around the world, in many industries, as well as in many different types of organizations,” said Bernie Jaworski, who is the Drucker chair in Management and the Liberal Arts. “He'll be sorely missed by his colleagues – by the rest of the people whose lives he's touched.”

Maciariello also lectured widely on a vision he shared with Drucker: the requirement for corporate leadership to be more socially aware and also to feel a larger obligation to uplifting and helping society. He lamented the absence of such leadership within the 2008-09 financial meltdown throughout a TEDx talk that he gave in Orange County. Watch here.

In the past few years, he'd caused the Shao Foundation along with the California Institute of Advanced Management, which established the Joseph A. Maciariello Institute of Management like a Liberal Art.

Along with the Drucker School’s lifetime achievement award in 2021, he also received an honorary doctorate from HHL Leipzig, Germany's oldest business school (founded in 1898), in 2021.

During the Leipzig ceremony, Richard Straub, president from the Peter Drucker Society Europe, introduced Maciariello, proclaiming that \”nobody else on the planet is better positioned for that mandate of advancing Drucker's monumental legacy because they build on the foundations he left and refashioning them to fit the future.\”

In a job interview with HHL Leipzig Professor Timo Meynhardt, Meynhardt described him \”as the legitimate successor, not only to advance Peter Drucker's legacy but additionally having contributed in many ways to advance his work.\”

Meynhardt also asked Maciariello what he thought their own legacy could be, and that he said he hoped to become remembered as a person of integrity.

\”Your purpose is constantly on the change as you change, and the closer we get to our senior amount of time in an occupation or in life, the greater serious that question becomes,\” he explained. \”It certainly was for Drucker. That's the way he taught it, and that's the way he lived it and that i saw the power of it. And thus I'm very dedicated to it.\”

A Personal Tribute

FOR MANY IN THE DRUCKER COMMUNITY, Maciariello is going to be remembered not just for his scholarly custodianship from the Drucker legacy but in addition for his humanity.

One of those is Jeremy Hunter, who is the founding director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute. Maciariello helped and advised Hunter in his early focus on self-management. Eventually, Hunter recalled, Maciariello asked him, “What is your opinion is the most important quality a human being should cultivate?”

Hunter’s response was: “unconditional love.”

“Instantly, he beamed,” Hunter said. “I think it what food was in that moment that people became friends.”

Hunter’s friendship with Maciariello would deepen when Hunter was later in need of a kidney transplant. Unknown to him was the truth that Maciariello was the UCLA record holder for the longest-living kidney transplant.

“His intimate counsel about his experience illuminated a normally dark path for me,” he explained. “Test is insufficient to express the gifts which i, or any of us, caused by Joe. He would be a great man who put aside his own try to preserve the legacy of some other great man. Joe in the humility and wisdom truly lived from the spiritual center.”

Maciariello is survived by his wife Judy; two sons, Patrick Anthony (Aleeza) of Laguna Hills, and Joseph Charles (Lauren) of Mill Valley; a brother, Lawrence; five wonderful grandchildren, Callie, Reese, Grace, Alice, and Charlie; as well as many brilliant nieces and nephews.

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Passings: Michael Uhlmann, 1939-2021



Dear Members of the CGU Community:

It is by using much sadness which i report the passing of Michael Uhlmann, a longtime member of our Division of Politics & Economics along with a significant scholar of American government.

For many on our campus, Professor Uhlmann was not only an insightful critic and commentator but additionally a colleague and dear friend-a mentor to generations of scholars wanting to find out how government works (or, he might have said, how it doesn't) from someone whose experience extended to a distinguished career in public places service.

A last year, a tribute in The American Mind hailed Uhlmann as \”that rarest of specimens\”-a scholar whose practical, first-hand knowledge \”at multiple levels of government\” richly informed the experiences of his students.

Two of his former students now serve on our board of trustees and fondly remember their time studying with Uhlmann.

Trustee Mark Chapin Johnson shared with me that, \”Michael was among those rare professors that all students and friends were enriched by knowing.\”

Trustee Fred Balitzer recalled how Mike had a devoted following among his students. \”Mike expected so much from students, but they gave it willingly. Mike would be a man of strong opinions and unafraid to talk about them. Yet, simultaneously, he was friends with faculty across ideological and disciplinary lines. He was collegial in every sense of that word.\”

Uhlmann was ‘a teacher within the purest sense of the term. He believed passionately in building and sharing knowledge to create society and the world a better place.’

A native of Washington DC, Uhlmann served as Assistant Attorney General in the Ford administration so that as a special assistant to President Reagan, among other government positions. His other professional experience included many years in private legal practice as well as a leadership role having a philanthropic foundation.

Long before he joined our faculty in 2002, (he seemed to be an adjunct professor at Claremont McKenna College,) Uhlmann was one of our students. He completed his doctorate in government within 1978 after receiving a bachelor's degree ever from Yale and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

The great strength of any department or division is incorporated in the diverse backgrounds of their faculty, and our Division of Politics & Economics has benefited greatly from having members for example Uhlmann. As though his scholarly work weren't enough, also, he made time to function as the director in our successful Tribal Administration Certificate Program.

For all is not Michael Uhlmann at CGU – students, faculty and staff – he will be remembered as a teacher within the purest feeling of the word. He believed passionately in building and sharing knowledge to create society and our world a better place. He'll be sorely missed by those who had the privilege to utilize him and learn from him.

I inquire all to become listed on me in expressing our thanks to Professor Uhlmann for his plan to CGU and our deepest condolences to his family and all those who knew him.



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Does foreign aid really help poor countries? New paper explores that question


In seeking to eradicate world poverty as put down within the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is important to measure the impact of international capital flowing into poor countries. Do these inflows lead to faster rates of economic growth?

Professor of Economic Sciences Graham Bird and graduate student Yongseok Choi attempt to answer this inside a forthcoming paper within the Review of Development Economics.

Bird, who serves as the deputy director of the Claremont Institute for Economic Policy Studies (CIEPS), explained that they produced this paper because \”what is required is hard evidence that is presented without the subjective biases that often encroach into discussions of issues for example foreign aid.\”

In their paper, Bird and Choi use an econometric model to investigate the results on economic development of three types of international capital: remittances, foreign direct investment, and foreign aid. They use a sample of 51 developing economies over the period 1976-2021.

What are their results?

Overall they discover that FDI includes a significant positive effect, the effects of aid are largely insignificant, which remittances have a generally small but significant negative effect. But, Bird added, \”our results have to be interpreted with caution. You can easily draw the incorrect conclusions.\”

The principal impact of remittances is almost certainly on contemporary well-being, supporting higher levels of consumption. They're also accustomed to finance purchase of education, health insurance and housing. The results may take years before showing up in the form of faster economic growth. In the short term remittances may stoke up inflation that weakens competitiveness and could reduce the incentive to work-it may be these effects that adversely affect short-term growth.

Similar caution is required when assessing the impact of foreign aid.

\”Foreign aid,\” Bird said, \”takes various forms and it is impact depends on contingent circumstances and the way that is used.\” When Bird and Choi break down their data, they find plenty of examples by which aid has significantly helped economic growth.

Research based at CIEPS has a long tradition of involving graduate students in work, especially in the field of international money and finance, that contributes to resolving important global problems. Bird highlights the need to extend current research to discover the mechanisms through which remittances and aid exert their impact. Together with future generations of doctoral students, these is going to be issues that CIEPS is constantly on the explore.

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