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Jason Atkins is one of two new assistant directors of admissions and financial aid at the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has been with the Johnson admissions office for six years, working extensively with its AMBA, MBA and PhD programs. Jason earned a bachelor’s in art history from Syracuse University in 2000.

Sean Burnett is the new director of the MBA and MBA for professionals programs at the Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management. Previously, Sean worked for Yum! Brands International as a senior strategic finance analyst. He also spent 10 years working in operations management and human resource development for Outback Steakhouse, Inc. Sean received his bachelor’s in advertising from The University of Texas at Austin, and earned his MBA from Rice in 2006.

Kenneth B. Dunn has been appointed to a second five-year term as dean of the Tepper School of Business. Kenneth became the eighth dean of the Tepper School in July 2002. His career has included serving as managing director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and co-director of the U.S. Core Fixed Income and Mortgage teams. He was at Carnegie Mellon from 1979 to 1987, advancing from assistant professor of industrial administration to tenured professor of finance and economics. He earned a doctorate in industrial administration from Purdue University in 1979, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from The Ohio State University in 1974 and 1976, respectively.

Sean O. Ferguson has been named assistant dean for degree programs at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. Before joining the Jones Graduate School of Management as MBA program director in 2005, Sean spent several years in management consulting and the software industry. He worked for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young in its transformation consulting practice and then with PROS Revenue Management as the product manager for its analytics and execution software products. Before getting his Rice MBA (2001), Sean was a business line manager for the Procter & Gamble Bounty brand. He has a bachelor’s in engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Timothy Gardner is now an associate professor in human and organizational performance for the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management. He was recently at Brigham Young University. His current research interests include labor market rivalry and the organizational impact of human resource systems. Timothy received his PhD from Cornell University.

Dawn Iacobucci is the first E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Marketing at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. She has spent the last three years at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the John Pomerantz Professor of Marketing. A noted teacher and researcher, Dawn was a tenured marketing professor at the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern prior to joining Wharton in 2004. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Corinne Kang has been appointed associate director of MBA admissions for the full-time MBA program at the University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Corinne holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and is a 2006 graduate of the Haas School MBA program. Most recently, she was an associate at Deloitte in San Francisco.

Scott G. Kaplan became the director of administration & budgetary services for the Moore School of Business Graduate Division. He was the associate director of graduate admissions at the Moore School from 2004 to 2007 and assistant director of orientation & testing services at the University of South Carolina from 1995 to 2004. Scott holds a master’s from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s from University of Maryland, College Park.

Savita Mahajan is now associate dean-admissions, career services and strategic initiatives, at the Indian School of Business (ISB). Savita has been associated with the ISB since its inception in 2001, serving as assistant dean, and has worked for several Indian organizations and diverse industry sectors. She obtained her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Savita also spent a year at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs at Princeton University as part of a mid-career fellowship program.

Alexei Ovtchinnikov moved to the finance group at the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management Virginia Tech. Alexei’s current research interests include regulation and mergers, board characteristics, and the effect of market timing on firms’ cost of capital. He received his PhD from Purdue.

Steven Posavac joined the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management as an associate professor of marketing. He was previously at Rochester University, where he held the rank of tenured associate professor and associate dean. Steven is an expert in the field of consumer judgment and decision processes, including advertising and persuasion. He received his PhD from the University of Utah.

Jen Prior has joined the MIT Sloan Career Development Office as an associate director with eight years of experience in the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Jen holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, as well as a bachelor’s in systems engineering and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jacob Sagi joined the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management finance group as a tenured associate professor of finance. He holds PhDs in physics and financial economics from The University of British Columbia. Jacob most recently taught at the University of California Berkeley, where he achieved national recognition for research of asset pricing in unforeseen conditions.

Christine Sneva has joined the Johnson School at Cornell University as one of two assistant directors of admissions and financial aid. Christine was previously at the University at Buffalo, where she earned a bachelor’s in business administration and financial analysis and a master’s in higher education administration, and worked three years in the School of Management as a graduate programs recruiter and admissions advisor.

Nicole Thorne Jenkins joined the Vanderbilt Owen School of Management as associate professor of accounting, moving from Washington University in Saint Louis. She spent four years with PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to returning to school to obtain her PhD in accounting from the University of Iowa.

Sharon Yoon joined the MBA staff of Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis as the associate director for student services. Sharon was previously at the University of Illinois, where she worked in student affairs. She also holds leadership positions with the MBA Student Services Professionals Organization (now renamed the GM-SSP). Sharon holds a master’s in teaching English as a second language and a bachelor’s in human development and family studies.

 


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