Appointment of Antonio E. Bernardo as Dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management

May 31, 2019

UCLA Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

To: Administrative Officers, Deans, Department Chairs, Directors, Faculty and Staff in the UCLA Anderson School of Management, Vice Chancellors and Vice Provosts

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Antonio E. Bernardo as Dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, effective July 1, 2019.

Dr. Bernardo began his academic career at UCLA Anderson, and has been a member of the finance faculty since 1994. He currently holds the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance and previously held the Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management (2012–15). Professor Bernardo has a long history as an active and engaged member of Anderson’s faculty and its administration, having served as department chair and senior associate dean for academic affairs (2006–09) and as finance area chair (2013–15 and 2019). He has served on a number of UCLA Anderson committees including the Workgroup on Accounting, Finance and Budgeting (2014–present); Anderson 2016 Strategic Planning Committee; Gender Equity Committee; Teaching Improvement Committee (1998–2001, 2004–06); and the Staffing Committee (2002–04, 2012–14, 2016–18). During his term as senior associate dean, Dr. Bernardo co-led major strategic initiatives including a significant hiring effort that drove improvements in both the strength and diversity of Anderson’s faculty, and its pay equity. He also helped to launch the school’s highly successful Master of Financial Engineering program in 2009.

Professor Bernardo has also served campus-wide administration as a member of many UCLA committees, including the Conflict of Interest Resolution Committee (2002–05), Task Force on e-Dossiers (chair, 2010), Graduate Council (2012–15), Task Force on Certificate Programs (co-chair, 2014), Committee on Degree Programs (2013–15), two dean search committees and (as chair) two departmental eight-year review committees.

An award-winning teacher and respected scholar, Professor Bernardo’s research interests are in the areas of corporate finance, information in financial markets and asset valuation. He has published numerous articles in leading finance, economics and law journals, and has served as associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies (2003–06, 2007–09), Journal of Financial Research (2005–11), Critical Finance Review (2011–14) and Financial Management (2011–16). Professor Bernardo is the recipient of numerous leadership and teaching awards, including the LaForce Award for Outstanding Leadership (2009), the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Doctoral Program (2009), the George W. Robbins Award for Teaching Excellence (1996), the Citibank Award for Teaching Excellence (1997), the Neidorf “Decade” Teaching Award (2004) and six Anderson class teaching awards (2004–2016). He has also taught at Fudan University, Shanghai (2009, 2012, 2018) and India School of Business, Hyderabad (2008, 2012), and held a visiting appointment at the University of Chicago (2001–02). Dr. Bernardo received his B.A. in economics from the University of Western Ontario and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

I want to thank search/advisory committee members for assembling an outstanding pool of candidates and for their roles in recruiting Tony. Jayathi Y. Murthy, the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, was the committee chair. Other members were:

  • Sushil Bikhchandani – professor of decisions, operations and technology management; professor of strategy
  • Brian J. Farrell – member, UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors; adjunct professor
  • Mark J. Garmaise – professor of finance; Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management
  • Paola Giuliano – professor of economics (global economics and management); Justice Elwood Liu Endowed Term Chair in Management
  • Rosa L. Matzkin – Charles E. Davidson Professor of Economics
  • Robert S. Murley – chairman, UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors
  • Margaret J. Shih – professor of management and organizations; incoming associate vice chancellor, BruinX
  • Suzanne B. Shu – associate professor of marketing
  • Brett Trueman – professor of accounting
  • Eric M. Zolt – Michael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law

I also wish to express my sincere thanks to Al Osborne for his leadership as interim dean during the past year and for his longstanding commitment and contributions to UCLA Anderson and UCLA.

Chancellor Block and I are confident that the UCLA Anderson School of Management will continue to thrive under Tony’s capable leadership. Please join me in congratulating him and welcoming him to this new role.


Scott L. Waugh
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost