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James C. Bean has been named dean of the Charles H. Lundquist College of Business at the University of Oregon and will assume leadership of the school July 1, 2004. Bean’s background includes experience as a professor, academic administrator, fund-raiser, and scholar. Bean, raised in Oregon, was formerly associate dean for academic affairs and professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering. He was also codirector of the Joel D. Tauber Manufacturing Institute, an interdisciplinary manufacturing research and education institute jointly run by Michigan’s business and engineering colleges.

Bean is a fellow and past president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and has published nearly 50 scholarly papers dealing with that science. He also has a strong interest in Pacific Rim collaborations and currently serves as an advisory professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Bean earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and master’s and doctoral degrees in operations research from Stanford University.

R. Glenn Hubbard has been named dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business. Hubbard will assume leadership July 1, 2004, upon the retirement of the current dean, Meyer Feldberg. Hubbard, the Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, is a faculty member in the finance and economics division of Columbia Business School and holds a joint appointment with the university’s economics department. Hubbard’s research in the areas of tax policy, monetary economics, international finance, and corporate finance has earned him international acclaim as a leader in economic theory and application. In addition to writing more than 90 scholarly articles on economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of a leading textbook on money and financial markets, Money, the Financial System, and the Economy. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Hubbard chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers. After serving in that position for two years, Hubbard returned to Columbia University, where, in addition to his faculty duties, he is also codirector of Columbia Business School’s Eugene M. Lang Center for Entrepreneurship.

Hubbard has taught at Northwestern University, Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In addition to his responsibilities at Columbia, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and director of the program on tax policy at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. He is also currently a director of ADP and Ripplewood Holdings. Hubbard has been a consultant to U.S. and non-U.S. government agencies and numerous private corporations. He also served as deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department for tax policy. He earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University.

Admissions, Career Services, and Marketing Professionals, Program Directors, and Others

Patricia Cudney has joined the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University as associate director of MBA admissions. Prior to joining Cox, she served as a student admissions counselor at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. She has also worked in marketing and public affairs for IBM, BergDavis Public Affairs, and Barnes Clarke, Inc. Cudney holds a BA in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

John S. Hurley has been named assistant director of MBA admissions at the Carroll Graduate School of Management at Boston College. Hurley has taught American government and American history at the high school level, served as assistant director of undergraduate admissions at Tufts University, and was a recruiting manager for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ask Jeeves/Direct Hit Technologies. Hurley was also director of human resources for Cell Exchange, a privately held wireless infrastructure company, and, most recently, senior human resources consultant for JVT Advisors. Hurley earned a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and is an MBA candidate at Boston College.

Michelle Jacobson has been appointed director of alumni affairs at Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, a newly created position. Jacobson most recently served as director of graduate programs for Fisher College.

Jacobson has worked with Ohio State faculty and students in many capacities over the past 20 years and has worked for Fisher College for 10 years. She has served as director of graduate programs at Fisher College since 1999 and was interim director of the office from April through November 1999. She was associate director of student services at Fisher College from 1994 to 1999.

Jacobson has experience in management, supervision, and program development in higher education. Previous positions at Ohio State include coordinator of student financial aid in the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid and area coordinator and residence hall director for student affairs. Jacobson received a master’s degree in student personnel work and higher education from Ohio State and a bachelor’s degree in education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a founding member of the MBA Student Services Professional Association and has served on the board of directors of the organization since 1998. She received the Council of Graduate Students outstanding service award and the Ohio House of Representatives Commendation and has been active with the Graduate Management Admission Council and other professional, civic, and religious organizations.

Martin Lockett has been appointed director of business development at Ashridge, a role created to help strengthen Ashridge’s position in the U.K. executive development market and further expand its activities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States. Lockett has served in management and consultancy roles in executive and business school development. Most recently, he was a senior associate of Arthur D. Little. His previous executive positions include business development director at Logical, managing director of Sapient, and vice president of AMS Management Systems. Lockett has designed and taught executive programs with business schools, including London Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Amsterdam. He has held full-time positions at Templeton College, Oxford; Imperial College, the Open University, and Cambridge University. Lockett is the author of a number of books and articles and speaks regularly at conferences around the world. He holds an MA and PhD from Cambridge University.

John Luiz was recently appointed academic director of the Wits Business School (South Africa). He was previously employed at the School of Economics and Business Sciences. Luiz earned BCom, honors, and master’s degrees from the University of the Witwatersrand and a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch.

Kristina M. Wong Davis has been named director for Graduate Women and Diversity Enrollment at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. As both a student and an employee at the University of Arizona and the University of Kentucky, Davis worked with Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences, a group dedicated to recruiting, mentoring, and retaining diverse students for undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture and natural resource management. She has been a member of the University of Arizona Alumni Board, representing the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and has worked in the alumni and development office of the college. At Northern Arizona University, Davis worked with the College of Education on outreach projects for underrepresented minorities in middle schools and high schools throughout Arizona. Davis has also served as coordinator of recruitment and enrollment at the University of Arizona’s Arizona International Campus. As a member of the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association, she worked to provide support for female professionals in the Arizona cattle and agricultural industry.

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