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November 2013

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  • Jan Ketil Arnulf has been appointed associate dean of BI-Fudan, the business school founded by Norwegian business school BI and Shanghai’s Fudan University. Arnulf, an associate professor at BI since 2004, earned his Psychologie Vordiplom at Freie Universität Berlin and also holds a Cand. Psychol. and PhD from the University of Oslo.  

  • Bobby Banerjee has been appointed as director of the Executive PhD program at Cass Business School at City University London. Banerjee, who joined Cass in January, was previously an associate dean of research at the College of Business at the University of Western Sydney. He earned his BSC at Bangalore University, his MMS at the University of Bombay, and his PhD at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

  • Richard Butler has been named interim dean of the newly formed School of Business at Trinity University in Texas. A professor of economics at the school, Butler earned his BA in mathematics from Pomona College and his SM and PhD in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Sean Carr has been named executive director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and assistant professor of business administration at Darden. Formerly director of intellectual capital and research at the institute, Carr holds a BA from Northwestern University, an MS from Columbia University, and both his MBA and PhD from Darden. 

  • Emily Fox has been named senior development officer for the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Most recently executive director of the Discovery Center of Springfield in Springfield, Missouri, Fox earned her BS at the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Michael Lenox has been named academic director of the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and associate dean of innovation programs at Darden. Formerly the executive director of the Batten Institute, Lenox earned his BS and MS in systems engineering at the University of Virginia and his PhD in technology management and policy at MIT.

  • Fiona Murray has been named associate dean for innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. A professor at the school and co-director of MIT’s Initiative for Innovation, Murray holds a BA and MA in chemistry from Merton College, University of Oxford, and an MS and PhD in engineering and applied sciences from Harvard University.

  • Leslie Petty has recently been named the assistant dean for the Evening and Executive MBA programs at the Wisconsin School of Business. Formerly dean of the School for Continuing and Professional Studies and chief campus officer for the Orland Park Campus at Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Petty holds a master’s degree in education from Temple University and an EdD from Wilmington University.

  • Vince Ponzo has been named director of the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School. Most recently director of EMBA and MS Career Management in the school’s career management center, Ponzo earned his BS in finance at Boston College and his MBA at Columbia.

  • Kelly Santina has been promoted to vice pesident of marketing at the Thunderbird School of Management. Santina, who had been serving as internet marketing director at the school, holds a BS in public relations from Northern Arizona University.

  • Jodi Schafer has been appointed assistant dean of the full-time MBA program in the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business. Previously director of admissions and financial aid for the program, Schafer earned her BS in finance and management from Iowa State University and her MBA from the University of Iowa.

  • Tom Siebenaler has been named associate director of the Business Career Accelerator Office at Bowling Green State University’s College of Business. Siebenaler most recently was associate director of the Architecture and Applied Engineering Co-op Programs at the university. He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at BGSU.

  • John Stayton has been named executive director of graduate and executive education at Sonoma State University’s School of Business and Economics. Stayton co-founded the Green MBA at Dominican University of California and most recently headed the Venture Greenhouse. He earned his MBA at Dominican University of California.

  • Mary Teagarden has been named to lead the design, development, and evaluation of a planned undergraduate program in global business at the Thunderbird School of Global Management. Teagarden, a professor of global strategy at Thunderbird, earned her diploma in sciences at Colegio Americano and her PhD, in global strategy, at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. 

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