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Fuqua Faculty Member Receives the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching

May 14, 2001

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Michael Bradley

DURHAM, N.C. - The Fuqua School of Business' Michael Bradley, F.M. Kirby Professor of Investment Banking, received The DaimlerChrysler Corporation Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching for teaching elective courses in Fuqua's daytime MBA program. The award was presented at The Duke MBA (daytime) graduation ceremony on May 12, 2001.
Bradley is the F. M. Kirby Professor of Investment Banking at Fuqua and professor of law at Duke University. He is also the chairman of the finance department at Fuqua. From 1985 to 1995 Bradley was the Everett E. Berg Professor of Business Administration, Professor of Finance and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Bradley received his Ph.D. in economics and finance from the University of Chicago and has also served on the faculties of the Universities of Chicago and Rochester.

Professor Bradley's research interests lie at the intersection of corporate finance and corporate law. He has published papers on corporate capital structure, mergers and acquisitions, takeover defenses and tactics, government regulation of the securities market, insider trading, fiduciary duties of corporate managers, corporate governance and corporate bankruptcy. He has taught courses on microeconomics, industrial organization, investments, managerial finance, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and corporate law to students and business executives around the world.

Bradley has received teaching awards from MBA students at Fuqua as well as the Simon School of Business in Rochester. In 1996 he received the Outstanding Faculty Award at Fuqua and was rated a "Superior Teacher" in Business Week's biannual survey of U.S. business schools in 1996 and 1998.

The DaimlerChrysler Corporation Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching is awarded annually to a Fuqua faculty member in recognition of exceptional teaching in The Duke MBA (daytime) program and is financed by a permanent endowment established by The DaimlerChrysler Corporation.