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September 2013

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  • Craig M. Brewer was appointed interim dean of the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. Most recently the interim associate dean and assistant professor of organizational leadership at the School of Business and Professional Studies at Brandman University in the Chapman University System, Brewer earned his BS in human services and MS in marriage and family therapy/counseling at California State University, Fullerton, and his EdD in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.

  • Joseph V. Carcello has been named executive director of the Corporate Governance Center in the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The Ernst & Young and Business Alumni Professor in Accounting at the school, Carcello earned his BS in accounting from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia, and his PhD in accounting from Georgia State University.

  • Sandra Ries Douglas has been named director of MBA programs at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. Most recently a global program manager for a strategic enterprise-level procurement transformation program at Hewlett Packard, Douglas earned her BS in business administration at Oakland University and her Executive MBA from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.

  • Christine Ferrell has joined the North Carolina State University Poole University College of Management as director of marketing for the college’s Jenkins graduate management programs. Previously director of marketing and business development for the executive MBA and online MBA@UNC programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, Ferrell earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication and political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MBA from the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University.

  • John P. Evans has been named interim dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Evans, who had recently retired after more than 40 years at the school, had earlier served as dean there and later, twice as interim dean. He earned his BME, MS, and PhD at Cornell University.

  • Stephen Finnagan has been named dean of business and enterprise of Medicine Hat College in Alberta. A past professor and program manager at Algonquin College, and most recently manager of two technical projects in Saudi Arabia, Finnagan earned his MBA at Queen’s University.

  • Charles Hoffman has been named dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Most recently president and chief executive officer of Covad Communications, Hoffman earned his BSBA and MBA at UMSL.

  • Maryellen Lamb has been chosen to be deputy vice dean of MBA admissions, financial aid and career management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The director of Wharton MBA Career Management for the last two years, Lamb earned her BA at the University of Scranton.

  • Michael A. Mazzeo has been named dean of Oakland University’s School of Business Administration. Formerly an administrator and faculty member at the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business, Mazzeo earned his bachelor’s in economics, master’s degree in economics and Ph.D. in finance from the State University of New York University at Buffalo.

  • Ashish Nanda has been appointed as director of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Formerly the Robert Braucher Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School and faculty member at Harvard Business School, Nanda earned his BTech in electrical engineering at IIT Delhi and his AM in economics and PhD in business economics at Harvard University.

  • Elaine Rankin Novak has been named dean of the schools of business and fine arts and design at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. Most recently dean for career and technical programs at Illinois Valley Community College, Novak earned her bachelor’s degree in business education and master’s degree in business administration from Emporia State University and her doctorate of education, in educational leadership, at Arkansas State University.

  • Rajeev Parikh has been named dean of the Walker School of Business and Communication at Mercyhurst University. Formerly dean of the school of business and a tenured professor of accounting and finance at Southern Oregon University, Parikh earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and his PhD in accounting, finance, and management science from the State University of New York University at Buffalo.

  • Paul A. Pavlou has been appointed associate dean for research, doctoral programs and strategic initiatives at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Recently named the Milton F. Stauffer Professor of Information Technology and Strategy at the school, Pavlou earned a BS in electrical engineering and a BA in management at Rice University and his master’s degree in electrical engineering and PhD in business administration at the University of Southern California.

  • Jessica Thomas has been named the inaugural director of the sustainability initiative at the North Carolina State University Poole College of Management. Previously managing director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and program director of that center’s Business Accelerator for Sustainable Entrepreneurship, Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering at Stanford University and her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

  • Alexander J. Triantis has been named dean of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. A member of the school’s faculty for the past 17 years, Triantis earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering science and master’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, and master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial engineering with a specialization in finance from Stanford University.

  • Leslie Turner has been appointed dean of the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University. A professor of accounting at the school who had been serving as interim dean, Turner earned his BBA at Ohio University, his MBA at Wheeling Jesuit University, and DBA at the University of Kentucky.

  • Nick Wailes has been appointed as director of the master of business and technology program and AGSM online at the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Previously director of the MBA program at the University of Sydney, Wailes earned his BA/BCom in history and economics and his MPhil  in management studies and labor relations at the University of Auckland, and his PhD in work and organizational studies at the University of Sydney.

  • Daniel Wright has been named vice dean of the Villanova University School of Business. A professor at the school, Wright earned his bachelor’s degree at James Madison University and his MBA and PhD, the latter in operations management and decision sciences, at Indiana University.

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