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Petruzzi Named Gutman Teaching Excellence Fellow


Nicholas Petruzzi.Associate Professor Nicholas Petruzzi has been named the Gutman Teaching Excellence Fellow, an honor made possible through a generous contribution to the College from Joseph and Sheila Gutman.

Petruzzi has won numerous teaching awards including the campus award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2006. He has also been named the MBA Professor of the Year for 2002 through 2006 and was awarded the College’s Graduate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004. He has also appeared on the incomplete list of excellent teachers every semester from 1997 through 2005. Petruzzi teaches courses in operations management and manufacturing planning and control.

A member of the Illinois faculty since 1996, Petruzzi graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in physics, holds an MS in systems analysis and management from George Washington University, and earned a PhD in operations management from Purdue University. He is a member of the Production and Operations Management Society and INFORMS.

Joseph and Sheila Gutman are both University of Illinois graduates. He earned a BS in accountancy in 1979 and she earned a degree in advertising in 1981.

“By conferring the Gutman Teaching Excellence Fellowship to Professor Petruzzi, the College recognizes and celebrates his commitment to teaching excellence, dedication to his students, and his many intellectual contributions to the BA Department, the College of Business, and his discipline.” Said Dean Avijit Ghosh in an email announcement. “Please join me in congratulating Nick on this important appointment and in thanking Joe and Shelia Gutman for the continued support of the College of Business.”

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