Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
DARWIN D. KLINGMAN
Darwin D. Klingman, professor of management science and information systems, died on October 27, 1989. He was 45. A memorial service was held at the Etter Alumni Center, with President William Cunningham and colleagues from the University and the business world participating.
Professor Klingman was born on February 5, 1944, in Dickinson, North Dakota. He completed bachelor's and master's degrees at Washington State University in 1966 and 1967, respectively. He earned a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in 1969.
Professor Klingman joined the faculty of the University in 1969. In the mid-1980s he designed the curriculum "Classroom 2000" to train future information science managers. Professor Klingman held the Hugh Roy Cullen Centennial Chair in Business Administration and directed the Center for Business Decision Analysis and the master's program for information systems management.
Dr. Klingman was an internationally recognized authority in the application of mathematical models and computer technology in policy and decision making. His work was used by more than 100 government agencies and corporations.
Professor Klingman was honored by two international institutions for his research. He won the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Fellowship from West Germany and the NATO Division of Scientific Affairs Award. He also earned the Institute of Management Sciences Franz Edelman Award and the International Business Machines (IBM) Award. The College of Business Administration also honored him with all its faculty awards. In 1983, UT Austin recognized him with the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award.
Professor Klingman authored more than 200 scholarly papers and made more than 250 national and international presentations. The information science program he established was named eighth in the nation by Computerworld on the day that he died.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 6, 2001. Additional biographical sources can be found in the Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.