He came to us from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa., where he was a three-sport athlete; an injury ended his football career at Princeton. He was also a founding member of Stevenson Hall. Andy was a curious applied mathematician, meaning an uphill struggle in our highly theoretical math department; even his research assistantship was with Richard Quandt in economics. Undaunted, he not only became Phi Beta Kappa in math (while claiming he never took a math course) but continued with an NSF scholarship at Stanford to earn a Ph.D. in the nascent field of operations research.
By 1974, he was a professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, where he spent his entire career. In addition to lively classes, he was responsible for six degree programs and served as assistant dean for instruction for 16 years, collecting teaching and service awards along the way. He guest-lectured in operations research across the globe at colleges and companies, even helping to found a business school for women in Saudi Arabia. Of course, his sons’ local athletic contests often took precedence.
Andy is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; sons Andrew, Jonathan, and Alexander; sister-in-law Jacqueline; and their extended families including three grandchildren. We don’t often think of our quantitative brethren as adventuresome and courageous, but being friends with Andy we certainly should.