World’s Best B-School Professors: Andrew Hoffman

Ross’ Andrew Hoffman is a master teacher in one of the hottest B-school topics of the day: sustainable enterprise

Andrew Hoffman
Ross School of Business

Claim to Fame: Sustainable Enterprise

Education:

Joint PhD in Management and Environmental Engineering from MIT

At Ross Since: 2004

Before Ross: Boston University School of Management

Fun Fact: I have a 1952 Chevy Pickup Truck and a 1989 Harley Davidson Low Rider

If I wasn’t teaching, my dream job would be: Building houses

Best part of the job: Inspiring young minds and watching them take off.

Worst part of the job: Grading, grading, grading and grading….in that order

Where environmental awareness and business collide is where Professor Andrew Hoffman has found his muse. This Michigan professor looks at the processes by which environmental issues emerge and evolve into managerial issues within organizations. Hoffman’s research, paired with his previous work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, led to his appointment as the university of Michigan’s professor of sustainable enterprise, a joint professorship that includes faculty appointments in both the Ross School if Business and the university’s School of Natural Resources and Environment.

Hoffman published close to 100 research articles and he has written nine books.

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