UCLA Newsroom has reported that Antonio Bernardo will be the new dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management beginning July 1, 2019, succeeding Al Osborne who has held the position of interim dean this past year. Dr. Bernardo has taught at UCLA for 25 years and is an award-winning teacher and distinguished author. He currently holds the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance and previously held the Robert D. Beyer Term Chair in Management. Bernardo served as department chair and senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2006-2009, and as finance area chair from 2013-2015 as well as in 2019.
Bernardo stated, “I began my academic career at Anderson 25 years ago, and my children have grown up on this campus. I am honored to now have this opportunity to give back to the institution that has allowed me to make the most of my potential, and been such an important community of support for me and my family.”
Bernardo’s educational and professional achievements
Bernardo received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario in economics and went on to Stanford University where he received his PhD in economics. Throughout his career he has published numerous articles in top finance, economics, and law journals, and served as associate editor of several publications. Bernardo is also the recipient of many leadership and teaching awards, including the Citibank Award for Teaching Excellence and six Anderson class teaching awards.
Bernardo’s teaching career has also included positions at Fudan University in Shanghai, China, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad. He also had a visiting appointment at the University of Chicago.
Bernardo has served on many committees at UCLA Anderson including the Anderson 2016 strategic planning committee and the gender equality committee. While serving as senior associate dean, he helped spearhead significant strategic projects including one that led to improving the strength and diversity of their faculty, and its pay equality. He was also involved in the inauguration of the school’s Master of Financial Engineering program in 2018.
“I believe deeply in our research and teaching mission and I am extremely proud to be a part of one of the world’s great public universities, tackling society’s most-vexing problems,” stated Bernardo, who is looking forward to “leading the Anderson community as we engage that mission with a spirit of collaboration, innovation and purpose.”
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