Joseph D. Carrabino
Professor of Management, Emeritus
UC Los Angeles
1923 – 2007
Joseph D. Carrabino, UCLA Anderson professor emeritus, passed away in Los Angeles on July 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He was born in Somerville, Massachusetts on September 28, 1923.
Professor Carrabino graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 1945 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He earned his M.B.A. at Northwestern in 1949 and his Ph.D. in engineering at UCLA in 1957. In 1987, he received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from his alma mater WPI.
Professor Carrabino joined the faculty of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 1950 and retired in 1988. During his career, he served the School as assistant dean for Executive Education, director of the Executive Program, and chairman of the Production and Operations Department. He was an expert in management planning and control systems. He also held several civic appointments, including positions with the Los Angeles Harbor Commission, California State Board of Education, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Governor's Infrastructure Review Task Force, California Commission for the Establishment of Academic Content and Performance Standards, Industry Education Council of California, and the Pacific Coast Association Port Authorities. Carrabino also had a very active and successful business career, and served on the boards of 20 private and public sector enterprises.
Professor Carrabino and his wife Marily had six children – Anne, Joan, Jim, Christina, Joe, Jr., and John – and six grandchildren.