|Nasir M. Khilji, Ph.D.
|Office of Economic Policy|
of the Treasury
|Location: Washington, DC
31 Oct 2018 09:57 Received: from D98EXC01P.do.treas.gov
I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Guisinger twice.
1. I met him at a Conference at the American University, Washington,
DC around 1996.
He presented a paper on Turkey which I found very interesting. 2. I met
him in Islamabad, Pakistan at a an annual conference in 1997 hosted by
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics where he was a plenary speaker
and I was the discussant. His talk was on things that Pakistan needed
to get right economically before it could start on a path of self-sustained
development. He was right on the money. I only found out about Dr. Gusinger’s
demise today as I was Google searching for him as I wanted to look at
his lecture in 1997 which is very relevant even today as I prepare to
be on a panel in December, 2018 in Islamabad at the annual conference,
hosted by the same institution, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
Dr. Guisinger made many contributions to Pakistan
in the early stages of its development for which we are all indebted.
The work goes on……
Nasir M. Khilji
27 Mar 2014 01:49:12 +0100
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Guisinger was my father’s cousin, or as we fondly referred to him, “Cousin
Steve”. I was young at the time but fondly remember his visits
to our home in the Seattle area. He would always have very entertaining
humorous riddles for us children, and also adults.
Steve was such a
brilliant mind and warm soul. Our family was very proud of his academic
and his kindness; I used to brag about having a cousin who went to
Harvard AND Yale!
His passing was a tragic shock to us all and we
him and speak of our times with him.
Rancho Mirage, CA
| 18 Dec 2013 04:46:01 +0100 Received: from mtaomg-mcc02.mx.aol.com
I met Dr.Guisinger while employed at Mercantile Bank,
Dallas, Texas, in the International Marketing and Lending Department
during the 1970s. His genuine personality and always gentle, courteous
manner brightened my work, and the work of others as well. His modesty
and extraordinary down-to-earth nature plus his ability to have an intellectual
conversation were so appreciated. On a day of reflection, I thought of
his kind nature and office outreach, which inspired me to search the
internet to thank him for enhancing my office environment.
My sentiments to his loved ones,
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:40:04 from qmta03.westchester.pa.mail.comcast.net
receiving a UT Dallas Magazine, I was reflecting on my time at the School
of Management where I worked as a Graduate Assistant Counselor. My principal
interest was in International management, a field which had yet to emerge
among +90% of US business schools at the time and Dr. Guisinger was truly
an inspiration in my academic pursuits.
I was shocked when I came across the memorial to him!
As UTD becomes Tier One and the research foundation origins of the campus
propel it into the 21st Century, Dr. Guisinger’s contribution in
shepherding UT’s School of Management firmly toward a global orientation
will bear influence for generations to come.
| 1-08-2012 8:03 PM Host: mtaomg-mb01.r1000.mx.aol.com
I have only just learned of Stephen's passing.
We were friends at Harvard; we both had Gustav F. Papanek as thesis supervisors.
Subsequently I was working in the Pakistan Planning Commission when Stephen
worked in the country.
He was a fine person, a warm friend, and a great supporter of development.
He was also an excellent squash player. I will pass the word on to his
many friends in Pakistan. All of us will miss him.
As we say in the Muslim world: Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajeoon [to
God we belong and to Him is our return].
|Bobby Chang, Program
|Global Leadership Executive MBA
University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road, SM12
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
T: (972) 883-6467
F: (972) 883-6164
30 Apr 2010 14:13:08
In memory of my mentor – Dr.
Dr. Guisinger is the great professor who helped me to move from
engineer to become a global strategist. Started as a PhD student
in Computer Science and audited SOM classes, Dr. Guisinger’s
knowledge, experience, and professionalism made me decide to transfer
to the International Management Studies (MIMS) and graduated in
1989. Thi s is the most important and valuable move for my career
change and I devote my enthusiasm and passion to Dr. Guisinger.
Recently I have taken the role to become the director of global
leadership EMBA program. It is one of Dr. Guisinger’s dreams
to offer a world-class MBA degree for the global leaders who cannot
come to campus on full-time basis. The GLEMBA program is to help
the students to access to global exposure and knowledge, become
business leaders, and earn a top tier MBA degree at the same time.
I am very honored to carry the torch from my mentor and move this
program to a higher level.
To Dr. Guisinger with Appreciation, Respect and Memory.
| 4-12-2008 7:25 PM Host: smtpoutm.mac.com
I just stumbled upon this website and realized prof. Guisinger has
passed away. I am so sorry about this. I enjoyed Dr. Guisinger's
class at UTD. It was really fun and I learned a lot from him. That course
shaped some of my thoughts about economics and got me really interested
in the field.
Every now and then in Dallas, I used to run into him - at Inwood theatre,
massimo da milano, i believe once at some kind of concert, and other
places around the highland park/city park area of dallas...he knew i
spoke French ...so every time he saw me he would speak French to me.
First time i talked to him, he referred to me
as a "Champ from
Iran!" since then i have referred to myself as same and thought
of him calling me that! I am glad to see there are so many fond memories
of Prof. Guisinger. I am sure his grandchild(ren) will read some of his
works in due time and see for themselves how smart grandpa was.
Class of many many years ago - M.A. in International Management, MBA
Apple Valley, CA
7-4-2006 12:03 PM Host:
fifth anniversary of Dr. Guisinger's passing was yesterday, July
3, 2001. His friends and family continue to miss his
warm smile and words of wisdom . . .
|Shelia A. Allen |
| 1-5-2006 05:18 PM Host:
Hello Again! It wouldn't be
me if I didn't return and make corrections to my previous memorandum.
I might also add that I use
Australian English when writing. Always striving to be a perfectionist
or the best at whatever challenge is before me is one of the
most admired in me. I realised this morning after viewing what I
had written yesterday that I had some spelling errors and I didn’t
tell my husbands name. I cringe because there was no cause for
other than my haste to rush out of the office for the day and my
jet lag of returning to Melbourne from the States just two days
ago from the
holidays. Below is my amended copy. I also realised that I hadn't
given glory and thanks to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ,
so that is added
" I would like to start by giving all glory to my
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. I have known about this guestbook for
Steve for some time now but found it very difficult to write my thoughts.
It is now 2006 and almost five years since I lost my dear beloved Steve.
My life with Steve began June 12, 1994, when we met for the first time for
lunch. It was the beginning of a beautiful relationship that lasted until
his demise July 3, 2001. What I want everyone to know is that a week after
Steve passed the neighbourhood committee organizer, where we lived, paid
me a visit. She said that I needed to know the words Steve had spoken to
her at one of the monthly meetings he usually attended. His words to her
were, "Shelia and I are really happy that we chose to buy our house on
Candlebrook. Our life is so complete and it's the happiest I have ever
been". Knowing that he said that has been solace for my soul to know that
I shared that happiness with him. As we all know life goes on and I have
since remarried and live in Melbourne, Australia with my Australian
husband, Gregory. We run a career management firm in the city. Steve would
be proud of me knowing that I help people from accountants to CEO's manage
their career. The business has also opened up another area of achievement
for me as a motivational speaker. When I speak before hundreds of people,
I remember what Steve always told me, "You have so much hidden talent.
When are you going to let the world see it?" Well I think I've made a good
start. I will always hold Steve in my heart. He helped me in so many ways
to find myself. My last talk was the topic "The Adventures of Adversity".
Many people came up to me afterwards to say I had now inspired them
think differently. Thank you Steve...I love you."
|Shelia A. Allen |
I have known about this guestbook for Steve for some time
now but found it very difficult to write my thoughts. It is now 2006 and
almost five years since I lost my dear beloved Steve. My life with Steve
began June 12, 1994, where we met for the first time for lunch. It was the
begining of a beautiful relationship that lasted until his demise July 3,
2001. What I want everyone to know is that a week after Steve passed the
neighborhood committee organizer, where we lived, paid me a visit. She
said that I needed to know the words Steve had spoken to her at one of the
monthly meetings he usually attended. His words to her were, "Shelia and I
are really happy that we chose to buy our house on Candlebrook. Our life
is so complete and it's the happiest I have ever been". Knowing that he
said that has been solice for my soul to know that I shared that happiness
with him. As we all know life goes on and I have since remarried and live
in Melbourne, Australia with my Australian husband. We run a career
management firm in the city. Steve would be proud of me knowing that I
help people from accounts to CEO's manage their career. The business has
also opened up another area of achievement for me as a motivational
speaker. When I speak before hundreds of people, I remember what Steve
always told me, "You have so much hidden talent. When are you going to let
the world see it?" Well I think I've made a good start. I will always hold
Steve in my heart. He helped me in so many ways to find myself. My last
talk was the topic "The Adventures of Adversity". Many people came up to
me afterwards to say I had now inspired them to think differently. Thank
you Steve...I love you.
|Chip Pitts |
| 8-25-2004 01:59 PM Host: c-24-0-253-6.client.comcast.net
Steve was a great member of the Dallas international
community, and we had many interesting dialogues about international trade
and business ethics. I'll fondly remember the visits to guest lecture at
his class, and his sharp, practical questions.
|Janet Howe |
Steve Guisinger was my great friend and neighbor in
Dallas. When our daughters were still in high school we shared the
joys...and irritations...of bringing up our daughters as single parents.
Steve was wonderful to my daughter and kind enough to invite us along on a
vacation to Belize with his daughters. He was always filled with life and
joy, always so positive and so humorous. He was a larger-than-life friend.
I only learned tonight at UTD of his passing several years ago and I was
so sad that we had not managed to stay in touch since our daughters
graduated from high school. He holds a dear place in my heart.
|Carter Murphy |
| 3-23-2004 07:33 PM Host:
It is now nearly three years since Steve's unexpected and
untimely death. I find it difficult to believe he is not at the other end
of a telephone call.
I had the honor of bringing Steve to Dallas. In
1970 I was chair of the department of economics at SMU and was introduced
to Steve, who was then finishing his Harvard Ph.D., by Eugene Zorn,
economist at the Republic Bank. Steve came to SMU and spent six years
before moving over to the University of Texas at Dallas.
He was my
colleague and very good friend, and he and Diana and Victoria and
Alexandra have remained among my closest and most cherished friends since
the day of their arrival.
Steve's ebullient good humor, careful mind,
and devotion to work enabled him to make major contributions to our
knowledge of international investments and economic development. He cannot
be forgotten because the product of his mind is part of the fabric of
It is a tragedy that his window in time was so
short, but the time window he shared with those of us remaining has been
made more rich and more fun because he was here.
The testimony of his
students is his greatest memorial.
|Larry (& Kim & Joshua)
I first met Dr. Guisinger at my very first MBA Class in
Fall Semester, 1990 (prior to the inception of MIMS). While taking "Roll
Call" on first day of class, and before we had even spoken our first words
to each other, Steve had figured out what part of the world I had come
from (Goa, India). I say this to demonstrate Dr. Guisinger's "command"
when it came to both, knowledge of Global Commerce as well as knowledge of
Although my relationship with Dr. Guisinger
started at a Professor-Student level, over the next 12 years, he became my
Mentor, close personal friend, a close family friend and at times a Father
While loving his own family & loved ones - teaching his
students (while mentoring some), and seeing them shine and flourish in
academia, as well as in their professional / personal life was the single
MOST rewarding aspect of Steve's personal Self. Even during his final
hours, Steve was more concerned about the pre-scheduled meeting he had
with one of his Ph.D. student who was about to defend his Thesis (and also
a good friend).
Steve was so VERY proud of his daughters – for
their success and achievements in life and always boasted about them when
given the opportunity. Steve also had great hopes for his youngest
daughter and grand daughter, who he hoped and believed, would eventually
follow with the same success as his two older daughters.
Steve was a "true" Scholar who gently roamed around in the highest
intellectual circles-globally, he had unique, unbelievable ability to step
down and engage in a conversation with ALL his students at their
respective intellectual levels, without ever making them uncomfortable of
his intellectual supremacy. While his serious side always guided him in
his day-to-day activities, he had a huge appetite for good humor. There
was never a day when Steve did not have a new "good" joke that he could
tell-and trust me, it was ALWAYS GOOD and made you laugh EVERY
I had the unique pleasure to get to know Steve at various
levels, including members of his family / all loved ones, and will always
cherish the found memories, including his lessons & advice regarding
Kim & I think of Steve very, very often and always will
do so. Dr. Stephen Edward Guisinger Ph.D. will always be part of our lives
through our son Joshua Edward Pereira - Baptized on July 1, 2001 with
Steve present at the Baptism and actively participating in the ceremony…
Steve proudly and gracefully agreed to pass-on his middle name to Joshua
via the Baptism- two days before he unexpectedly departed from this
STEVE - WE ALL LOVE YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND WE WILL ALWAYS
MISS YOU VERY, VERY DEARLY! THANKS FOR TOUCHING ALL OUR LIVES IN MOST
|Daisy Chen |
| 12-23-2003 02:27 PM Host: obftp.brinksinc.com
I remember Dr. Guisinger in Spring retreat 2001. He was
quick witted, learned and humorous. We walked and talked together to the
dining hall for lunch. He was so upbeat and ambitious, and I had no doubt
that he would heal. I learned more about him as a prominent economist and
scholar from UTD website after he passed away. It is an honor to have him
as my professor. The memory was reinforced not only by the drama but also
by the kindness and dedication that Dr. Guisinger has casted on us. Things
may fade many years from now, but good people will be remembered.
|Dr. Deepak Sethi |
Oakland Univ. Rochester
Dr. Guisinger was instrumental in motivating me to join
the Ph.D. program, after serving in the Indian Army for 31 years. I lost
him so tragically barely 3 weeks before I was to defend my dissertation.
He was much more than merely a teacher and a Chair to me. While he was a
great mentor to all his students I shared an especially close friendship
with him. He had been named the Editor of JIBS and I felt privileged that
he picked me to be his Assistant Editor, when death so tragically snatched
him from our midst. The fond memories of our long hours of professional
discussions and playful banter will ever remain etched in my mind. It is a
matter of some solace to me that I have been able to bring some
recognition of our recent work together through three joint publications
in JIBS, JIM and IBR - though regretfully only after his demise.
|Denise Morrison |
| 12-19-2003 05:01 AM IP: 184.108.40.206
I live in Houston and was unaware until now that Dr.
Guisinger had passed away. I am so sorry and sorry that I didn't know
about this when it happened. Dr. Guisinger was a caring, giving person,
and went far beyond his role of educator, academician, and economist. I
started in the MBA program at UTD, and Dr. Guisinger assisted me in
getting involved in MIMS when I needed distant learning courses after my
move to Houston. I won't forget his kindness, consideration, and
encouragement that assisted me in reaching my goals.
|Xiaohong He |
12-17-2003 03:02 PM Host: ip68-109-18-59.ri.ri.cox.net
Steve was my teacher, Ph.D. dissertation advisor, and a
long time friend. His energetic and devoted spirit towards his students;
his wisdom on global business and world affairs; his deep concerns about
developing countries will be always remembered. He is alive in our spirit
and through our continuing work in the field of international business
teaching and research.
Xiaohong He (Ph.D. 1991)
Professor and Chair
of International Business Dept.
Lender School of Business
|Allen Guisinger |
| 12-17-2003 02:48 PM Host: cache-rp04.proxy.aol.com
Stephen Guisinger was my cousin and one of my closest
friends. I knew Steve since childhood, of course, but our friendship was
at its strongest point at the time of his passing.
about Steve's humor, generosity, intellect and accomplishments are all
appropriate, but the thing I loved most about him was his unbridled
enthusiasm for life. His energy was contagious. It is beautiful to see
Steve's spirit expressed so admirably in his three daughters. He was very
proud of them.
|Dennis OBrien |
12-17-2003 12:03 PM Host: isis.geognt.ou.edu
I met Steve when I joined Caltex Petroleum Corp in Dallas
in 1983 and we became good tennis buddies; partners in programs in China;
founded the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations; traveled to APEC and
PECC meetings together; shared a number of New Years and Xmas holidays;
and many other happy interests. Steve always was on the side of the good
guys and never had any doubts. I learned much from him; served as an
adjunct professor under him; advised the UT Regents International Programs
with him. Steve was my best man and Beverly and I loved him and his
daughters. I remember talking about tennis and some of his pains just
before he passed away. Words cannot describe his contributions to the
international and intellectual life of Dallas and we miss him very much.
|Joan P. Mileski |
| 12-17-2003 11:16 AM Host: cs2416254-221.houston.rr.com
I remember Steve as a patient teacher. He challenged me. I
appreciated his focused but casual style. I will miss his wisdom.
|De'Edra S. Williams |
I have a special category in my Palm just for Dr.
Guisinger, it's called Memories. I could not bring myself to remove his
name, so I created a special place just so that I could always find him
and always have his memory.
As I type this, I have tears in my
eyes, both of joy and of sorrow. Joy, because my memories of him will
always be of him with a smile on his face and tremendous love in his
heart. But, I also shed tears of sorrow, because I'll never be in his
presence again. But, I'll always have his smile to remember. I miss you
Dr. Guisinger, oh so very much.
De'Edra S. Williams - MIMS 2000
|Edward DeSpain |
| 12-16-2003 12:31 PM IP: 12-218-61-138.client.mchsi.com
I met Steve when he was a newly minted professor and I was
a harried and grizzled grad student at SMU. Our friendship evolved slowly
and moved from a professional connection toward a commonality of interests
in computers, gadgetry, science and ethnic cuisine. Email cemented our
interaction and it was a rare day that went without a message between us.
We learned to respect and to sublimate ideological incongruities save for
the periodic glee in the discovery that the other's heros stood on feet of
Steve's seriousness as a scholar and innovator never
overshadowed his good humor and grace. He was a committed, thoughtful and
ethical man whose regard for his colleagues, friends and family was a
hallmark of his character. He is gone much too soon.
|John Impert |
Steve and I were college friends, having met in France
when Steve spent his junior year studying economics at "Science Po" in
Paris. We both studied subsequently at Harvard and stayed in touch over
the years, our last meeting having been in London when we saw "Chicago"
(Steve's choice)a few months before his death. Steve's personal life had
its rocky periods, and I'm sure this web page and memorial mean a great
deal to his daughters, all remarkable, talented young women.
Steve was great company, and his supply of stories was inexhaustable!
|Alexandra Guisinger |
| 12-15-2003 02:42 PM Host: net200-28.student.yale.edu
My father always raved about his graduate students,
clearly for good reason. It makes me and all of my family so happy to know
that he touched his students' and others' lives so deeply. Thank you for
organizing this memorial to him.
|Dr Jonathan Hochberg |
I met Stephen over lunch for several hours and was struck,
as most people were, by his creative and gifted intellect and easy going
manner. I have since joined the GLEMBA program as the associate director
and have come to realize the visionary that he was--by launching the
program on a distance learning format. His vision and program has grown
significantly and is contributing to many professionals seeking a flexible
model to pursue an MBA. The School of Management at the University of
Texas at Dallas, Executive Education department, now counts the Global
Leadership EMBA program (formerly MIMS) as one of its premier programs.
I only wish that I had been able to have spent more time with
|Victoria Guisinger |
| 12-2-2003 11:14 AM Host: dhcp006167.sph.emory.edu
I came across you site while looking for something else.
What a touching surprise to see your words and memories about my
He cared so deeply about his students and I know he would
be honored to read your words.
Janet and Amanda Howe here....I just learned
tonight of your father's passing from some of his colleagues at UTD.
I am so sorry that we all lost track of each other when you and
Amanda finished high school. Your dad was so generous, so much fun,
very dear to us. Please tell me about your life and about Imari (we
did not know about your younger sister...how old must she be now?)
Amanda finished law school three years ago at American University
(international law). My love to you and Alexandra.
|Stephen Taylor |
Los Angeles, California,
If you'd like, please feel free to share your experiences
and thoughts about Dr. Stephen Guisinger with those that knew and enjoyed
working with him.
Guisinger was instrumental in my entry to the School of Management at the
University of Texas at Dallas in 1998.
The first time I met with
Stephen my intention was to simply gather some information about a one
week workshop on Global Management. But after spending a half-hour with
him, exposed to the enthusiasm about 'his' Executive Masters program
(MIMS), I was 'sold'.
I subsequently graduated with an M.A. in
International Management Studies in December of 2000. I remember how proud
Dr. Guisinger was of all his students, but also how he made me feel
I know that I speak for many of his former students in
saying, "We miss you Dr. Guisinger and think of you often."