Eno Center for Transportation Statement on the Passing of Professor Aaron Gellman
January 14, 2016|Ann Henebery
Washington D.C. – Joint statement from Eno’s interim President and CEO, Emil Frankel; Eno Board of Director’s Chairman, Lillian Borrone; and Eno’s Board of Director’s Vice Chair, Secretary James Burnley on the passing on Professor Aaron Gellman:
“Today we mourn the loss of one of the transportation industry’s greatest minds. Professor Aaron Gellman devoted his life’s work to the improvement of all aspects of transportation and acted as a mentor to many in the industry. He was an intellectual giant and a visionary. He will be sorely missed but also fondly remembered by his many friends and colleagues.
The Eno Center is particularly grateful for the many years that Professor Gellman spent serving on Eno’s Board of Advisors and also as a part of Eno’s NextGen working Group. The passion with which he worked was inspirational and contagious. We benefitted greatly from his presence and hope to preserve his memory by continuing the work in which he was so deeply engaged.
Eno joins the rest of the transportation industry in honoring Professor Gellman’s life and our thoughts are with his family during this time.”
Professor Aaron Gellman joined the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management in 1992 as a management and strategy professor. In addition, he held an appointment as professor of industrial engineering at the Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University. Prof. Gellman was the Director of the Transportation Center at Northwestern University, a position he assumed in January 1992 and held until August 2000. He founded and was the former president of Gellman Research Associates, Inc., a consulting firm. He also served 24 years as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prof. Gellman’s research and teaching areas included transportation economics and policy, the regulation of transportation, and the management and utilization of research and technology. He is the author of numerous published papers and has served on government panels and committees, as well as corporate boards. His projects included an economic and financial review of Airbus Industry; case studies of the effects of product liability laws on the industrial competitiveness of U S. firms and industries in domestic and international markets; a study of the disbenefits arising from restrictions on all-cargo air carriers in Hong Kong; a specialized course on technology transfer for a government agency; comparative analyses of intermodal systems; and a study of the privatization of airports in a developing nation.
Prof. Gellman received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia, a Master’s in Business Administration with an emphasis in transportation from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.