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October 2012

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Michael L. Capella has been named associate dean for the graduate and executive business programs at the Villanova School of Business. A faculty member at the school since 2005, Capella earned his PhD in marketing from Mississippi State University.

Amanda Carlson has been named assistant dean of admissions at Columbia Business School. Carlson joined the school’s admissions team in 2002 as a coordinator and most recently served as director of admissions. She holds a bachelor’s degree in religion from Princeton University, a master’s degree in organizational psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, and is completing work in Columbia’s EMBA-Global Asia Program.

Paul Brockman has been appointed the first associate dean for global initiatives in Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics. The Joseph R. Perella and Amy M. Perella Professor of Finance at Lehigh, Brockman earned his BA at Ohio State University, his MBA at Nova Southeastern University, and his PhD at Louisiana State University.

Dan Bursch has joined the Jenkins MBA program at the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University as assistant director for alumni and student services. Most recently a senior admissions consultant at 2Tor, Inc. and past director of admissions and recruiting and director of student affairs at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, Bursch earned his BBA from Western Michigan University and is completing his MBA at from the University of Minnesota.

J. Barry Dickinson has been named dean of the School of Business Administration at Holy Family University. Formerly director of graduate programs and an assistant professor in the school, Dckinson earned his BS in management at Rutgers University, his MBA at LaSalle Univesity, and his PhD in marketing from Drexel University.

Grant M. Gosselin has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president of enrollment at Babson College. Formerly dean of undergraduate admissions at the school, Gosselin earned a BS in finance and an MA in higher education administration from Boston College.

Idalene “Idie” Kesner has been named interim dean of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, subject to approval by the IU Board of Trustees. The associate dean of faculty and research and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management at the school, Kesner earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University and both her MBA and PhD in business administration from IU.

Elizabeth A. Mannix has been appointed as the first academic director for Executive MBA Programs at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. The Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Management at the school, Mannix earned her BA in psychology at Roosevelt University and her PhD in social and organizational psychology at the University of Chicago.

Peter McKiernan is the new dean of the Murdoch University Business School. Formerly head of Strathclyde Business School’s department of management, McKiernan earned his BA in economics at Lanchester Polytechnic, his MA in business analysis at the University of Lancaster, and his PhD in strategic management at the University of Surrey.

Myra Moore has been named to the newly created position of director of assessment, rankings, and undergraduate programs at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business. Moore, who will continue to serve as a senior lecturer, was previously the director of assessment and coordinator of graduate teaching assistants in the school’s economics department. She earned a bachelor of science in economics from Radford University and her PhD in economics from UGA.

Mary Napier has been named executive director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise in the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Most recently manager of the DeSimone Research Group, which is affiliated with UNC’s chemistry department and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Napier holds a BS in chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign, and a PhD in physical chemistry from Northwestern University.

Christie St-John has been named director of admissions at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. St-John, who began her career in MBA admissions at Vanderbilt in 1997, returns there from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she served as senior associate director of admissions and recruiting since 2004. She holds a master’s degree and a PhD from Vanderbilt.

Scott Troutman has been named director of development at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management. Most recently director of development for academic programs and executive director the alumni and friends society at the university’s college of agriculture and life sciences, Troutman received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from NC State’s College of Engineering and his MBA from the University of Georgia at Athens.

Robert “Rob” Urstein has been named associate vice provost, director of undergraduate advising and research, and dean of freshmen at Stanford University. Urstein had served as assistant dean for the doctoral program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business since 2004. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and literature at Claremont McKenna College and master’s and doctoral degrees in American studies at the University of Iowa.

Leonard Waverman has been appointed dean of the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, effective in January. Currently the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, Waverman has a B. Comm. and MA from the University of Toronto and a PhD in economics from MIT.

Hal Weitzman has been appointed executive director of intellectual capital at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The newly -created position is responsible for distributing faculty research and program materials. A former reporter for the Financial Times, Weitzman earned an undergraduate degree in politics and parliamentary studies at the University of Leeds and a master’s degree in politics at the University of Oxford.

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