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Professor Stobaugh is a Fellow and past-president of the Academy of International Business. He has received Harvard Business School's Distinguished Service Award. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, listed in Who's Who in America, and a member of the Hall of Distinction of Louisiana State University. He joined the Harvard Business School faculty after working as a manager for major companies at home and abroad.

Stobaugh's research and teaching have focused on three fields: most recently, corporate governance, and previously energy and international business. He has authored, co-authored, or edited seventeen books and monographs and over 100 articles.

His article, "The Bent Measuring Stick of the Multinational Enterprise," was voted one of the best twenty articles ever published on international business. A federal judge referred to him as "one of the nation's foremost experts on corporate governance." His work has been cited a number of times on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and his book, Energy Future, was a national best-seller.

Stobaugh is a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He teaches NACD seminars to help directors learn to improve the operations of their boards and has served on five NACD Blue Ribbon Commissions.

Stobaugh has served as a director of eleven different companies in a variety of industries. In his extensive experience in Washington, Stobaugh has met with a President of the United States and has testified nineteen times before House and Senate committees.

Professor Stobaugh received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.

Dr. Stoubaugh passed away on August 14, 2017 at the age of 89. Donations in memory of Dr. Stobaugh may be made to the Harvard Business School or to St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, Houston, TX 77056.

Last Updated: February 2018

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