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January 2014

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  • Kate Atchley has been named executive director of executive-level MBA programs at the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Formerly director of the college’s Executive MBA for Strategic Leadership program, Atchley earned her BS and PhD at the University of Tennessee.
  • Bruce Behn has been named associate dean for graduate programs and executive education at the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In accepting the position, Behn, the Deloitte LLP Professor in the school, stepped down as head of the department of accounting and information management. Behn earned his BS at the University of Wisconsin, and his MBA and PhD at Arizona State University.
  • Craig Brewer has been named dean of the School of Business and Management at Notre Dame de Namur University. Brewer, who had served as interim dean since July, was earlier an administrator and professor at the School of Business and Professional Studies at Brandman University. He earned a BS in human services, an MS in marriage and family therapy/counseling from California State University at Fullerton, and an EdD in organizational leadership from the University of La Verne.
  • Peter Brews has been named dean of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Formerly a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship and immediate past associate dean of the OneMBA at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Brews earned his undergraduate degree in business and an LL.B and higher diploma in corporate law from the University of Witwatersrand. He also earned a master’s degree in industrial administration from Purdue University and holds doctorates in business administration from the University of Witwatersrand and the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Rachelle Butts has been named director of admissions for the DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University. Most recently campus director with Wright Career College in Overland Park, Kansas, Butts earned her BA from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA with a concentration in international business management from Madonna University.
  • Shekhar Chaudhuri has been named director of the newly launched School of Management & Entrepreneurship at Shiv Nadar University. Formerly director of IIM Calcutta, Chaudhuri earned his B.Tech. at IIT Kharagpur and completed the Fellow Programme in Management at IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Carolyn Evans has been named senior assistant dean for graduate business programs in the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University. Most recently senior economist in the sales and marketing division at Intel Corporation, Evans earned AB, AM and PhD degrees at Harvard University, and holds a master’s of science degree from the London School of Economics.
  • Fiona Devine has been named head of Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Formerly the head of the university’s School of Social Sciences, Devine had been serving as acting head of the business school since September of last year. She holds an undergraduate degree, MA, and PhD from the University of Essex.
  • Rishikesha T. Krishnan has joined the Indian Institute of Management Indore as director. Formerly professor of corporate strategy and policy at IIM Bangalore, Krishnan holds an MSc in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kanpur and an MS in engineering-economic systems from Stanford University. He earned his doctorate from IIM Ahmedabad.
  • Jeffrey A. Krug was recently named associate dean of graduate programs at Loyola University New Orleans, where he is a professor of strategic management and holds the Jack & Vada Reynolds Chair in International Business. Formerly director of Loyola’s Center for International Business, Krug earned his BA in economics and MS in international business from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in management from Indiana University.
  • Diana R. Lawson has been named dean of the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. Formerly dean and professor of marketing at the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University, Lawson earned her bachelor’s degree at the State University of New York at Cortland, and a master’s degree, MBA, and PhD at Kent State University.
  • George S. Low has been selected to serve as the next dean of Radford University’s College of Business and Economics, effective in July. Currently associate dean for undergraduate studies and international programs at Texas Christian University’s M.J. Neeley School of Business, Low earned his BA at Brigham Young University, his MBA from the University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey School of Business, and his PhD, in business administration, at the University of Colorado-Boulder Graduate School of Business Administration.
  • John Paglia has been named interim associate dean with responsibility for Fully Employed Programs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. An associate professor of finance at the school, Pagilia earned his BS and MA at Gannon University and his PhD in finance from the University of Kentucky. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder.
  • Georgette Chapman Phillips has been named dean of Lehigh University’s College of Business and Economics, effective in July. Currently vice dean for technology enhanced learning at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where she has also served as vice dean of the undergraduate division, Phillips holds a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College.
  • Leslie F. Seidman has been named executive director of the new Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting and guest lecturer at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. The former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Seidman, a CPA (inactive), earned her BA at Colgate University and an MS in accounting from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
  • Ramesh Sharda has been named interim vice dean of the Watson Graduate School of Management at Oklahoma State University. A member of the faculty at the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State for 32 years, Sharda earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Udaipur, a master’s degree in engineering from Ohio State University, and an MBA and PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Richard Vogel has been named dean of the School of Business at Farmingdale State College. Formerly acting dean of the school, Vogel earned his bachelor’s degree at Florida Atlantic University, his master’s degree from Georgia State University and his PhD from Florida International University.

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