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Mark Chun has been named director of the new Center for Applied Research at Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Chun is associate professor of information systems and holds the Julian Virtue Professorship. He earned a PhD in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, and a BBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Jeff D. Davis has joined the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business as professor-lecturer and director of branding and business communication. Davis recently retired as a vice president and global operations manager for Procter & Gamble. He earned a BS in marketing and a BA in German at the University of Utah.

Jaishankar Ganesh, has been named dean of the Rutgers School of Business-Camden, effective August 1. He is associate dean for administration and executive education at the University of Central Florida’s College of Business Administration. He received a bachelor’s degree in instrument technology from the Madras Institute of Technology at Anna University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Loyola Autonomous College of at the University of Madras, both in India, and an MBA and a PhD in marketing and international business from the University of Houston.

David Gautschi will become dean of Fordham’s Graduate School of Business Administration on July 1. He is dean and professor of marketing and business economics at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Lally School of Management. He earned a BA from the Unviersity of Maine, an MBA from the University of Oregon and a PhD in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Charla Griffy-Brown has been named director of the new Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Griffy-Brown is associate professor of information systems and technology management. She is a Harvard University graduate and holds a PhD in Technology Management from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

John McCreery has been named director of the Master of Global Innovation Management in the North Carolina State College of Management's Jenkins Graduate School. He has been an associate professor at the College of Management since 1997. McCreery received his bachelor of science degree in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, his MBA from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in operations management from the Ohio State University.

Rakesh Mohan has been named professor in the practice of international economics and finance in the Yale School of Management and Senior Fellow in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, as of July 10. Mohan served as deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2002 and October 2004 and from June 2005 to July 2009. He received his BA in Economics from Yale University and his MA and PhD in Economics from Princeton University. He also holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London.

Donna Rapaccioli, dean of Fordham University’s College of Business Administration, will add the role of dean of the faculty of business, effective July 1. Rapaccioli earned her bachelor’s degree from the Fordham College of Business Administration and her master’s degree and doctorate in accounting from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Brad Shafer is the new associate dean for advancement at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Shafer was assistant dean and director of development of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State. He earned a BS in education and master’s of education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a JD from Creighton University. He also is a graduate of U.S. Air Force Basic Training and Technical School.

A. Michael Spence joins the faculty of New York University Stern as professor of economics as of September 1. Spence is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus of Management at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Spence has a BA from Princeton University, BA/MA from Oxford University, and a PhD from Harvard University.

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