Graduate Management News

February 2014

The Newsletter of the Graduate Management Admission Council

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  • Lawrence Abeln has been appointed dean of the Business School at the University of Adelaide. Formerly director of a research center at MIT, Abeln earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his MPhil in international relations and PhD in management from Cambridge University. 
  • Manuel Becerra has been named to head the School of Marketing and Management at the Business School at the University of Adelaide. He joins the university from IE Business School, where he was Accenture Chair in Strategic Management. Becerra completed his undergraduate degree at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and earned an MSc from the University of Southern California and a PhD in strategic management from the University of Maryland. 
  • John Bingham has been named director of the MBA program in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. An associate professor of organizational leadership and strategy at the school, Bingham earned his BA and MS at the University of Utah and his PhD, in management, at Texas A&M University. 
  • Randy Blass has been named executive director of The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship Behavior in the Florida State University College of Business. Blass, a research associate of organizational behavior at the school and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, a master’s degree in administrative sciences from George Washington University, a master’s degree in military arts and sciences from Air University, and a doctorate in business administration from Florida State. 
  • Tanya Brown has joined the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration as executive director of marketing and public relations. Formerly director of communications at the university’s college of law, Brown earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and art from the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College of Indiana. 
  • Stuart Bunderson has been named associate dean of executive programs at Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School. The George and Carol Bauer Professor of Organizational Ethics and Governance at the school, Bunderson earned a BS in psychology and an MS in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and a PhD in organizational behavior from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. 
  • Stephen Christensen has been named dean of the School of Business at Concordia University Irvine. Christensen, who had been serving the university as executive vice president for external relations and special assistant to the president, earned a BS in political science from California State University, Fullerton. 
  • Paul Coram has been named to lead the School of Accounting and Finance at the Business School at the University of Adelaide. Joining the university from a position as deputy head of the department of accounting at the University of Melbourne, Coram is a chartered accountant. 
  • Tsegai Emmanuel has been named dean of the College of Business at Grambling State University. Emmanuel, a professor of management at the university who had served as dean from 1980 to 1990, earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Oklahoma State University and his PhD at the University of Missouri. 
  • Jennifer Eury has been named to the newly created position of director of honor and integrity at the Penn State Smeal College of Business. Eury, who will lead the development and implementation of the college’s honor and integrity efforts, previously served as the college’s director of alumni relations. She holds a master’s degree in higher education and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising, both from Penn State. 
  • Rachel Fleck has been named assistant dean of external relations at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business. Previously the director of development and interim external relations team lead for the Jones School, Fleck earned her BS at Central Michigan University. • Steve Ludlow has been named head of executive education at Henley Business School. Formerly director of custom programs at Saїd Business School at the University of Oxford, Ludlow earned his BSC at Brunel University and his MBA at the University of Hertfordshire. 
  • Mao Jiye has been named executive dean of the School of Business at Renmin University of China. A professor at the school, he holds a B.Eng from Renmin University of China, an MBA from McGill University, and a PhD from the University of British Columbia.  
  • Mark Meaney has been named executive director of the Center for Education on Social Responsibility at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Formerly faculty director at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, Meaney earned his BA at Saint Michael’s College and a master’s degree in organizational ethics and political philosophy and PhD in professional and organizational ethics at Marquette University. 
  • Richard Owen has been appointed as associate dean for research and knowledge transfer at the University of Exeter Business School. Owen, who holds the Chair in Responsible Innovation at the school, earned both a BSc and PhD from the University of Wales. 
  • Stephen Parente has been named associate dean of MBA programs at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota, effective June 30. Parente, the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair of Health Finance at the school and director of the university’s Medical Industry Leadership Institute, earned his BA, MS, and MPH from the University of Rochester and his PhD from Johns Hopkins University. 
  • Urs Peyer has been named dean of degree programs at INSEAD. Peyer, an associate professor of finance at the school, earned a Lic.rer.pol. from the University of Berne and a PhD in finance from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. 
  • Jerry Power has been named executive director of the Center for Technology Management at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. Formerly vice president of global strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent, Power earned his BS and MSc in computer science from Pennsylvania State University. 
  • Phanish Puranam has been named academic director of the PhD program at INSEAD. The Roland Berger Professor of Strategy & Organisational Design at the school, Puranam earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi, a master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, and a master’s degree in managerial science and applied economics and PhD in management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • Maeve L.J. Richard has been named assistant dean and director of the Career Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Formerly associate director and career advisor at the school, and earlier an executive in finance in the private sector, Richard earned her BA at the University of California–Berkeley and her MBA from Stanford. 
  • Khawaja Saeed has been named associate dean of graduate studies in business at Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business. An associate professor of information systems at the school, Saeed holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand and a PhD in information systems from the University of South Carolina. 
  • Douglas A. Shackelford has been selected as the next dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Shackelford, the Meade H. Willis Distinguished Professor of Taxation at the school, had been serving as associate dean of the MBA@UNC Program. He earned his BS at UNC and his PhD from the University of Michigan. 
  • Marlize Terblanche-Smit has been named head of the MBA program at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. A senior lecturer at the school, Terblanche-Smit holds B.Econ, M.Econ, and PhD degrees, all earned at Stellenbosch University. 
  • Timothy Van Zandt has been named dean of faculty and research at INSEAD. A professor of economics at the school and past academic director of its PHD program, Van Zandt earned both a BA and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • Yunzeng Wang has been named dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of California, Riverside. Wang, who had been serving as interim dean at the school, earned an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Shandong University, master’s degrees in engineering management from the University of Waterloo and the Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and a PhD in operations management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 
  • John Warford has been appointed as dean of the Gary Tharaldson School of Business at the University of Mary. Warford, who is retiring from public service this year after serving as 12 years as mayor of Bismarck, North Dakota, earned a BA, BS, and DDS degrees from the University of Minnesota, then received a certificate in orthodontics and MS in orthodontics from Northwestern University. 
  • Graham Winch has been appointed as Manchester Business School’s new director of social responsibility. Graham, a professor of project management at the school and director of its BP Managing Projects executive education program, is a graduate in sociology and politics from the University of York and earned his PhD at Warwick University Business School. 
  • Peter Zemsky has been named deputy dean and dean for strategic initiatives and innovation at INSEAD. The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the school, Zemsky had previously served the school as interim co-dean and as dean of degree programs. He earned a BA at the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.