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March 2013

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  • Gerhard Apfelthaler has been named dean of California Lutheran University’s School of Management. A professor of international business and management at the school and formerly associate dean for graduate programs, Apfelthaler holds a MSc in business administration and Chinese studies and a doctorate in business administration in cross-cultural management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

  • John Beehler has been named dean of the School of Business at Robert Morris University. Fromerly the founding provost and vice president for academic excellence and student success at the University of North Texas at Dallas, Beehler earned his BS at Pennsylvania State University and his MBA and PhD from Indiana University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
     
  • William Boulding has been selected to serve a full term as dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Boulding, the J.B. Fuqua Professor of Business Administration at the school, had been serving an initial two-year term as dean. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Carolyn M. Callahan has been named dean of the University of Louisville’s College of Business, effective later this year. The director of the University of Memphis School of Accountancy, Callahan earned her BA at Ohio Northern University, a master’s degree in accountancy at Bowling Green State University, and her PhD in business administration at Michigan State University.
     
  • Mike Clements has been named head of the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Previously professor of industry-engaged learning at Swinburne University and director of industry partnerships at the University of Wollongong, Clements earned his bachelor’s degree in commerce and his PhD in management and marketing at Lincoln University in New Zealand.
     
  • Faye Gilbert has been named dean of the University of Southern Mississippi College of Business, effective in July. Currently dean of the College of Business and Economics at Radford University, Gilbert earned her undergraduate and MBA degrees in business administration at the University of Southern Mississippi and her PhD at Texas Tech University.
     
  • Susan Gilbert has been appointed dean of Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics. Formerly dean of the School of Business and Technology at Thomas Edison State University, Gilbert earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Binghamton University and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Paul Goebel has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. A professor of finance at the school, Goebel earned his BBA at Augusta College, and his MBA and PhD at the University of Georgia.
     
  • Andrew Griffiths has been named dean of the University of Queensland Business School.  A professor in business sustainability and strategy at the university, Griffiths had been serving as acting dean. He holds a BA from Griffith University and a PhD from the University of New South Wales.
     
  • Amy Hillman has been named dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Formerly executive dean at the school, Hillman earned her BA in political science at Trinity University in Texas, her MBA at the University of the Incarnate Word, and her PhD in strategic management and business and public policy at Texas A&M University.
     
  • Roger Huang, who had been serving as interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has been named to that post on a permanent basis. The Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management at Notre Dame, Huang earned his BS from Purdue University and his MA and PhD from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Anil Makhija has been named senior associate dean at Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Director of the National Center for the Middle Market at the university and formerly a department chair of finance and associate dean of executive education, Makhija earned his BTech at the Indian Institute of Technology, his MBA at Tulane University, and his PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
     
  • Stephen L. Mangum has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Formerly the senior associate dean at the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, Mangum earned his BA and MS at the University of Utah and his MPhil and PhD at George Washington University.
     
  • Deborah Marlino has been named associate dean of academic affairs and student programs at Boston University School of Management, effective in August. Currently the associate dean for faculty and curriculum and professor at Simmons College School of Management. Marlino holds a BA in social anthropology and an MBA in marketing from the University of Tennessee and a PhD in management from UCLA.
     
  • Kristen McCormack has been named assistant dean of sector initiatives at Boston University School of Management. Currently an executive-in-residence, master lecturer, and faculty director of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the school, McCormack earned a BA in community planning from the University of Massachusetts and her MBA, with a concentration in public and nonprofit management, from Boston University.
     
  • Ilian Mihov and Peter Zemsky, both deputy deans at INSEAD, have been appointed to be interim deans there while the school searches for a replacement for Dipak C. Jain, who stepped down as dean on March 1. Mihov earned his BS in business administration at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina and his PhD from Princeton University. Zemsky earned his BA from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Jain will remain with INSEAD as a chaired professor of marketing.
     
  • David Nersessian has been named assistant dean of global programs at the Boston University School of Management. A visiting assistant professor of law at the university, Nersessian earned his BSBA from Boston University School of Management, a JD at Boston University School of Law, and his PhD in law from Oxford University.
     
  • K. Ramesh has been named senior associate dean for faculty affairs at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University, effective July 1. A professor of accounting at Rice, Ramesh earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Madras, his master’s in accounting at Washington State University, and his PhD in business administration at Michigan State University.
     
  • Rao Unnava has been named associate dean for executive programs at Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. Formerly associate dean for undergraduate programs, Unnava earned his BTech at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, a postgraduate diploma at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and his PhD at the Ohio State University.
     
  • Pat West has been named associate dean for undergraduate programs at Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. A faculty member in  marketing at the school, West earned her BA at Elmhurst College and AM and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago.
     
  • Karen Hopper Wruck has been named senior associate dean at Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University. A professor of finance who has also served as associate dean for graduate programs. Wruck holds a BA in economics from Davidson College, and an MS in economics and PhD in finance from the University of Rochester.
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