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August 2012

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Mohammed Abu Ali has been appointed dean of the School of Business Administration at the American University in Dubai. A professor at the school since 2006, Abu Ali earned a BS in business administration at La Roche College, MAs in economics and finance from Catholic University of America, and an MA and PhD, both in economics, at George Mason University.

Sylvie Albert has been appointed to a five-year term as dean of the faculty of business and economics at the University of Winnipeg. Albert previously served as associate dean of the faculty of management and associate professor of strategy in the MBA program at Laurentian University. Albert earned a BA in public administration at the University of Western Ontario-Huron University College, an MBA at Laurentian University, and a DBA in management from Nova Southeastern University.

Barbara Allan has been named dean of Westminster Business School at the University of Westminster. Previously deputy dean of Hull University’s Business School, Allan holds a BSc in biological sciences from the University of Birmingham, an MA in adult and continuing education from the University of Hull, an MSc in information science from City University, and an EdD from the University of Sheffield.

Mark Broadie has been named as Columbia Business School’s inaugural vice dean for teaching. A professor at the school, Broadie earned his BS at Cornell University and his PhD at Stanford University.

Gordon W.H. Cheung has been appointed to a three-year term as associate pro-vice-chancellor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. A professor of management at the university, Cheung earned his BBA at CUHK and his PhD in management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Jacob Cohen has been named associate dean for undergraduate and master’s programs and senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Cohen most recently served as INSEAD’s MBA dean. He holds a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and earned MS in accounting and JD degrees at Syracuse University.

Louis Dawkins has returned to Henderson State University to serve as the School of Business’ interim dean. A former Henderson State University faculty member and former dean of the university’s School of Business, Dawkins recently retired as director of the Adkerson School of Accountancy and interim dean of the College of Business at Mississippi State University. Dawkins earned his BBA in accounting at the University of Arkansas, Monticello, and went on to earn an MBA and PhD at the University of Arkansas.

Joseph M. DeSimone has been named director the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, part of UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. DeSimone is the Chancellor’s Eminent Professor of Chemistry at UNC and William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University and of Chemistry at UNC. DeSimone received a bachelor of science in chemistry degree from Ursinus College and a doctorate in chemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Soumitra Dutta became the 11th dean of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University on July 1. Formerly a professor of business and technology and founder and faculty director of a new -media and technology innovation lab at INSEAD, Dutta earned his B.Tech. in electrical engineering and computer science at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and holds MS degrees in business administration and computer science and a PhD in computer science from the University of California-Berkeley.

Mark Eppli has been named interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Marquette University. Eppli, who holds the Bell Chair in Real Estate in the business school, earned his BBA, MS, and PhD at the University of Wisconsin.

Dorothy Feldmann has been named associate dean of business programs at Bentley University. An associate professor of accountancy and past chair of the accountancy department at Bentley, Feldmann holds a BA from the University of Virginia, an MSA from Northeastern University, and a DBA from Boston University.

Andrew Gaudes has been appointed dean of the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Regina. Most recently associate dean of international programs at the University of New Brunswick, Gaudes earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture and a PhD in management at the University of Manitoba.

Ann Gray has been named associate director of the Graduate School at Oklahoma Baptist University. A 2012 graduate of the school with an MBA in international business, Grey also earned a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Guy Groff has been named to lead international recruitment efforts at the Thunderbird School of Global Management as its associate vice president of career management and professional development. Groff joins the school from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University, where he had been director of the graduate career management center. He earned his BS in business management and MEd in counseling and personnel management at the University of Maryland University College.

Dennis Hanno is the new Murata Dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, where he also serves as the college’s vice provost. Formerly undergraduate dean of the college, Hanno earned his BBA at the University of Notre Dame, his MSA at Western New England College, and his PhD at the University of Massachusetts.

Dezsö J. Horváth has been reappointed to lead the Schulich School of Business at York University for a sixth term. First appointed in 1988, Horváth earned a degree in electrical engineering at the Malmö Technical Institute and his MBA and PhD in management at the University of Umeå in Sweden.

Paul Jarley has been named dean of the University of Central Florida College of Business Administration. Formerly dean of the Lee Business School at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Jarley earned his BA in economics and MA in public policy from the University of Michigan, and his PhD in industrial relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

David R. Klock has been appointed dean of Florida International University’s College of Business, effective October 1. Currently dean of the School of Business at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Klock earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Northeastern University in Boston, and his master’s degree and doctorate in finance from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

David S. Mawhinney has been named executive director of the Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. An assistant teaching professor of entrepreneurship at the school, Mawhinney earned his BS in physics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and his MBA at the Tepper School.

Julie McGuckian has been appointed as director of global marketing and communications at Manchester Business School. Formerly an executive with the firm Euro RSCG PR, McGuckian holds a BA in journalism from the University of Sheffield.

Victor Mullins has been named associate dean of the undergraduate program at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Formerly associate dean of undergraduate affairs in the College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mullins earned his BA in communications at George Mason University and master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration at New York University.

Ron Peracchio has been appointed as senior director of the Career Development Office at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Peracchio most recently served as acting director of career services, director of student and academic services, and founding director of the Business and Environment Initiative at Harvard Business School. He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from Boston College.

Loïck Roche has been named dean of Grenoble Ecole de Management. Succeeding Thierry Grange, who has been named president of the school’s strategic board, Roche was most recently vice dean and associate director at the school. A graduate of ESSEC Business School, he also holds PHds in psychology from the University of Paris and in philosophy from the University of Grenoble.

Joyce E. A. Russell has been named vice dean for programs at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. A teaching fellow at the Smith School, she has directed the executive coaching and leadership development program for Smith’s EMBA program in College Park and China. Russell earned her BA in psychology/business at Loyola College in Maryland and MA and PhD degrees from the University of Akron.

J.B. Silvers has been appointed as interim dean of the Weatherhead School of Management until Dean-Elect Rob Widing starts on October 15. A longtime faculty member at the school, Silvers earned BS and MS degrees at Purdue University and a PhD at Stanford University.

Michael Schinelli has been named chief marketing officer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. Formerly the associate vice president for marketing and communications at Stevens Institute of Technology, Schinelli received his undergraduate degrees in English literature and art from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a MS in management from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Hari Singh has been named chair of the School of Business at Humboldt State University. Formerly a professor and director of assessment at the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University, Singh earned a master’s degree in economics at DAV College, Jallandar, India, and holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Charli Taylor has been tapped to head recruitment in Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India for the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. Most recently the director of marketing and recruitment for Brunel Law School in London, Taylor earned her BA in business and communications at the University of Portland and her MA in diplomatic studies at the University of Westminster.

Jeannie Trudel has been named dean of the School of Business at Southern Wesleyan University. Formerly the associate vice president for strategic initiatives in the College of Adult Professional Studies at Indiana Wesleyan University, Trudel earned her bachelor of economics degree and a law degree at Monash University, a master’s degree in negotiation and conflict management from California State University, and a PhD in organizational development from the University of Louisville.

Michael Zacchea has been tapped to coordinate programs to recruit and support veterans and help them with job placement, continuing education, career planning, and other services at the University of Connecticut School of Business. Zacchea also continues in his role as director of the school’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. Zacchea earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Notre Dame, a master’s degree from Hawaii Pacific University, and an MBA from UConn.

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