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CON-2012 November Associate Deans Conference
Date: November 12 — 14, 2012
Location: JW Marriott Houston
Speakers
Karmela Aleksic-Maslac (Zagreb School of Economics and Management)
Session: (B2) Technologies, Strategies and Best Practices for Online and Blended Curricula
Bio: Karmela Aleksic-Maslac is the head of the ICT Department at Zagreb School of Economics and Management (ZSEM), head of freshmen and the President of the Commission for Education. She took a leading role in the introduction of the first projects of various kinds of e-learning in education in Croatia, such as videoconferencing, digital content, multimedia and LMS systems. Since 2002, she is working as Head of the ICT Department at Zagreb School of Economics and Management. She is co-managing ZSEM's MBA Program Management Information System and is a member of ZSEM's MCSS accreditation team. She played an important role in the systematic introduction of e-Iearning in the process of education at ZSEM and in the e-learning system quality management. She has published over 40 scientific papers in reviewed international conferences or in journals. She was also the reviewer in several conferences and journals. She is founder and program chair of the ZSEM students conference Management Information Systems.

João Amaro de Matos (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Session: (C2) International Degree Programs that Lead to Global Mindsets
Bio: João Amaro de Matos is associate dean for international development of the Nova School of Business and Economics since 2005. He is also director of the PhD program and CEMS director at Nova SBE. João joined Nova SBE in 1995 and is associated professor of finance since 2005. He holds a PhD in management from INSEAD, with a major in finance, and a PhD in physics from the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil. At Nova SBE he teaches in graduate and masters programs, MBA and in the PhD. His research interests are on corporate finance, investments and derivative markets. Additionally, João has taught in various European and Brazilian business schools, including INSEAD, London School of Economics, the Amsterdam Institute of Finance, MIB School of Management in Trieste, HEC Geneva and Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil. João Amaro de Matos is the author of the finance book, Theoretical Foundations of Corporate Finance, and has published in numerous academic journals in his area.

Nicholas Athanassiou (Northeastern University)
Session: (C2) International Degree Programs that Lead to Global Mindsets
Bio: Professor Athanassiou joined the faculty of Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business in 1995 upon completion of a PhD in international business and strategic management from the University of South Carolina. From 1974 to 1990 he held a number of senior executive positions in strategic management, business development and general management in Japan, Europe, the Middle East and the United States with Pepsico, Kentucky Fried Chicken International, and Heublein, Inc. Professor Athanassiou consults with a number of companies on international business strategy and expatriation/repatriation issues. He teaches global management, implications of cultural differences on international strategy implementation, preparing students and managers for expatriate experiences, and business strategy. Professor Athanassiou served as a visiting professor at the University of South Carolina and a lecturer at the University of Maryland’s International Business Management Institute in Tokyo. A member of the Academy of International Business, the Academy of Management, the Strategic Management Society, and The Institute of Management Sciences, he has research interest in international business strategy, with a focus on the international business capabilities of top management teams. In addition to the PhD, Professor Athanassiou holds a BS degree from the Naval Academy of Greece, an MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from University of Michigan.

Frances L. Ayres (University of Oklahoma)
Session: (C3) Accounting Accreditation: Standards and Issues
Bio: Professor Ayres is director of the Steed School of Accounting and W.K. Newton Chair in Accounting at The University of Oklahoma, Price College of Business. Her teaching interests are in the areas of financial accounting, financial accounting theory, economics of accounting choice, and the interaction between tax and financial reporting. She has published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review and other academic and professional journals. Professor Ayres is a past Peat Marwick Research Fellow and Peat Marwick Faculty Fellow. She serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several journals and has served on the editorial boards of The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. She is past editor of the Journal of the America Taxation Association. She is an associate editor (tax) for Accounting Horizons.

Jessica Brown (AACSB International)
Session: Breakfast Bonus Session: AACSB Tools for Associate Deans - DataDirect
Bio: Jessica Brown serves as Knowledge Services Senior Manager at AACSB International. Prior to joining AACSB, Jessica worked on research projects focusing on educational opportunities, demographics, and systemic program planning and evaluation for the National Science Foundation, US Department of Labor, the University of South Florida, and local government. Specializing in qualitative and quantitative research, she concentrates on data collection, analysis, and management education research at AACSB International. She holds a Master of Arts in Applied Anthropology from the University of South Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Florida.

Deanne Butchey (Florida International University)
Session: (A3) Serving Three Masters: Faculty, Administrators and Accreditors
Bio: Deanne Butchey, is currently leading FIU’s College of Business Administration’s efforts to continually improve the quality of its programs, teaching effectiveness, student learning and the assessment of learning as Associate Dean of Accreditation. Before joining FIU, Deanne worked as a Financial Services Stock Research Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston and before that as a licensed securities broker. As a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance & Real Estate, Deanne has won numerous accolades in teaching. She is a double recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award (2002, 2007) from Florida International University. Her quality of teaching has also been validated with the receipt of the "2006 Faculty Teaching Excellence Award" from The International Society of Business Disciplines (ISOBD). Her research focuses on behavioral finance and the pedagogical advances in teaching business. She has contributed to FIU’s growing reputation as an engaged institution by being involved in numerous community outreach projects including a service learning project where her online students promote financial literacy among recent immigrants and newcomers to South Florida through mutually beneficial partnerships with community centers, libraries and religious organizations, an initiative which contributed to her being named a finalist in the 2012 Spirit of Service-Learning Award presented by the Returned Peace Corp Volunteers of South Florida, Inc.

Bintong Chen (University of Delaware)
Session: (D2) A Sustainable Model for University-Industry Collaboration
Bio: Bintong Chen is associate dean for research and professor of business administration in the Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware. He has taught operations management/research-related classes at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels. His research interests include optimization techniques and applied business modeling. He has been published in many high quality academic journals and his research work is widely cited. Chen currently serves as senior editor for Production and Operations Management, and was recently elected to the board of directors of The Association for Operations Management (APICS). He has supervised and worked on consulting projects for JPMorgan Chase, Delaware Department of Transportation, Nordstrom, Cascade Natural Gas Corporation, Key Bank, Northwest Dairy Farm, Burlington Northern Rail, and AT&T. He has also received several teaching, research, and faculty excellence awards at both college and university levels. Chen received a PhD in operations management/research from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in systems engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in ship-building and naval architecture as well as electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Sean O. Ferguson (Rice University)
Session: (B3) Recruiting and Retention: A View from Texas
Bio: Sean Ferguson is the asistant dean of degree programs in the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University. He is responsible for overseeing the administrative activities of the school’s four MBA programs, the admissions office, and the career management center. He received his BS in engineering from the University of Michigan and his MBA from Rice University.

Rigoberto Fernandez (Florida International University)
Session: (A3) Serving Three Masters: Faculty, Administrators and Accreditors
Bio: Rigoberto Fernandez is Associate Director of IT at the College of Business Administration at Florida International University and is accountable for the databases, business analysis, planning, requirement analysis, and execution of information system initiatives. He has been in the technology industry for over fifteen years. During this time, he has held a number of leadership positions working as an architect/designer, an information systems manager, a consultant, and a trainer. Prior to working at the College of Business Administration, he was with the NASA Knowledge Management Laboratory at FIU as a Project Manager designing and implementing an Expert Seeker System, a web-enabled repository of experts which allows experts more visibility and interested parties the opportunity to identify and locate expertise at Goddard Space Flight Center and Kennedy Space Center. At the College of Business Administration, Rigoberto supports the faculty and staff in projects involving the exploration and adoption of information technology. He confers with administrative and/or academic users in the initiation, implementation, and maintenance of technology assisted programs and projects to help with strategic planning and other important initiatives. He directs the operation, planning and coordination of activities, and evaluates opportunities to make major investments in applying information technology. He is dedicated to building outstanding efficiency and customer service, bringing the college aspirations to life by leveraging the power of users, processes and technology. Rigoberto has a Master of Science in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Florida International University and is currently pursuing his PhD, concentrating his research on a specific formal model, Petri nets, for specifying concurrent and distributed systems.

Geralyn McClure Franklin (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Session: Bonus Session: Best Practices in Accreditation: Tips and Pitfalls
Bio: Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin is interim dean in the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Previously, she held positions as dean of business at the University of Dallas, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Dr. Franklin is active in AACSB International, serving as a member of the board of directors and chairing the audit committee. She also serves as a mentor and peer review team member. Dr. Franklin received her PhD from the University of North Texas and her MBA and BBA degrees Stephen F. Austin State University.

Geralyn McClure Franklin (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Session: Bonus Session: AACSB Mentor Training
Bio: Dr. Geralyn McClure Franklin is interim dean in the Nelson Rusche College of Business at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Previously, she held positions as dean of business at the University of Dallas, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Dr. Franklin is active in AACSB International, serving as a member of the board of directors and chairing the audit committee. She also serves as a mentor and peer review team member. Dr. Franklin received her PhD from the University of North Texas and her MBA and BBA degrees Stephen F. Austin State University.

William H. Glick (Rice University)
Session: Plenary III: Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality: An Examination of the New Proposed Standards
Bio: William H. Glick, PhD, (1981, University of California Berkeley) is Dean and H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management at the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University in Houston. Through continuous improvement efforts, such as AACSB Accreditation Maintenance Reviews, the Jones GSB simultaneously increased enrollments, admissions standards, faculty research productivity, percentages of women and underrepresented minorities, and global recognition. Prior to joining the Jones School, Dr. Glick held positions at Arizona State University, INSEAD and the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves on the board of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB), the Leadership Circle for Vision 2020, a national organization dedicated to gender equality, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star Advisory Board.

Robert Heckman (Syracuse University)
Session: (D2) A Sustainable Model for University-Industry Collaboration
Bio: Robert Heckman is senior associate dean at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University. He leads the Global Enterprise Technology Curriculum project, developing practice-based learning opportunities in collaboration with industry and university partners. Dr. Heckman’s research interests include teaching and learning strategies for information professionals, self-directed and lifelong learning, design of work-based and practice-based learning experiences, and collaboration in virtual communities and teams. He received his PhD in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh.

Andrea Hershatter (Emory University)
Session: (C1) Millennials Incorporated: Our Student Cohort
Bio: Andrea Hershatter is senior associate dean and director of the BBA Program in Emory’s Goizueta Business School. She has led this program for fifteen years and helped achieve its continuous BusinessWeek ranking among the Top 10 undergraduate business programs. Andrea holds a faculty position in Organization and Management and teaches entrepreneurship. She serves on multiple advisory boards and is the recipient of the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award, the Don Keough Award for Excellence, an honorary Emory Class Ring, and the Goizueta Outstanding Staff Impact Award. She is a frequent presenter on Millennials and chaired the Graduate Management Admission Council's strategic advisory group on undergraduate student outreach.

Dawn Hukai (University of Wisconsin-River Falls)
Session: (D1) The Many Faces of the Associate Dean: Working with Diverse Stakeholders
Bio: Dawn Hukai is associate dean and professor of accounting in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Her responsibilities include oversight of five departments offering nine degree programs, accreditation documentation, external articulation documentation, and load and scheduling overview. She earned her accounting degrees from the University of Minnesota (PhD) and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside (BS).

Troy Johnson (University of North Texas)
Session: (B3) Recruiting and Retention: A View from Texas
Bio: Troy Johnson is vice provost for enrollment at the University of North Texas, the nation's 26th largest university. Dr. Johnson provides leadership for achieving campus-wide enrollment outcomes and also serves at state and national levels. He holds degrees in finance and economics.

Susan Laurenson (The University of Auckland)
Session: (D1) The Many Faces of the Associate Dean: Working with Diverse Stakeholders
Bio: Susan Laurenson is associate dean, academic programmes and international, in the University of Auckland Business School. As associate dean she oversees and advises on academic programmes including curriculum design and development. She is responsible for quality assurance and oversees the maintenance of school-wide and programme accreditations. Susan is also in charge of recruitment, admissions and enrollment, credit transfer, and academic advisory services for domestic and international students. She serves on a number of school and university committees. Susan gained her qualifications in economics and education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Karyl B. Leggio (Loyola University Maryland)
Session: (B1) Leading in Challenging Economic Times
Bio: Karyl B. Leggio is Professor of Finance and the Dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland. She serves on a number of Boards and committees including the Baltimore Archbishop’s Board of Financial Advisors, the International Association of Jesuit Business School Deans, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore, and the Society of Self Fellows at the University of Kansas. Leggio serves on a number of committees for AACSB, including: the Special Committee on the Value of Accreditation; chaired the Women Administrators in Management Education affinity group; and serves as a member of the Maintenance of Accreditation Committee. Leggio earned a Ph.D. in Business with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Kansas. Dr. Leggio has been awarded numerous grants for her research as well as being an award winning teacher.

Dave Logan (University of Southern California)
Session: Plenary I: Leadership Skills and Strategies: Techniques and Tools on Leveraging Group Dynamics
Bio: Dave Logan is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and management consultant. He is the co-founder of CultureSync, a management consulting firm specializing in cultural change. CultureSync’s clients include Amgen, Microsoft, Kraft, Kaiser Permanente, Charles Schwab, and American Express. Dave is also a faculty member in the Management & Organization department at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business. From 2001-2004, he served as Associate Dean and Executive Director of Executive Education. During that time, he started the Master of Medical Management program, a business degree for mid-career medical doctors. Dave has a PhD in Organizational Communication from the Annenberg School at USC.

Tawnya S. Means (University of Florida)
Session: (B2) Technologies, Strategies and Best Practices for Online and Blended Curricula
Bio: Tawnya Means is the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning in the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Her primary roles in the college are to manage instructional design, technology integration, and faculty development for the college, and to serve as the subject matter expert on assessment and accreditation efforts. Tawnya earned her PhD from the University of Missouri in information science and learning technologies with an emphasis in learning systems design. Her research is in online and blended learning and focuses on access to digital learning resources. She is engaged in a number of campus initiatives and committees and presents at conferences and other institutions and organizations on technology in online and blended courses and programs.

Lucienne Mochel (AACSB International)
Session: Bonus Session: AACSB Mentor Training
Bio: Lucienne Mochel joined AACSB International in November 2004 and currently serves as vice president of Accreditation and Member Services, overseeing daily operations of the Department and managing the accreditation committees and processes. Lucienne maintains relationships with more than 600 accredited business schools and assists approximately 200 schools seeking accreditation. Prior to joining AACSB, Lucienne worked for more than 20 years in training and workforce development as the director of Employment and Training for the municipality of Rotterdam in the Netherlands and as program administrator for a large non-profit organization in the U.S. Lucienne has a bachelor’s degree in career guidance counseling from the Academy of Man and Labor in Tilburg, the Netherlands, a master’s degree in management, leadership, and organizational effectiveness from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing her DBA at Instituto de Empressa (IE) in Spain.

John G. Mooney (Pepperdine University)
Session: (A1) Attributes, Assessment and Aspirations Revealed: Insights from the 2011 AACSB Annual Survey of Associate Deans
Bio: Dr. John Mooney is associate professor and department chair at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, a research affiliate at the MIT Sloan Center for Information Systems Research, and a research fellow at the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. From 2005-2010, he served as associate dean of academic programs and executive education at the Graziadio School. He previously served as associate dean for information and learning technologies and senior lecturer at the Smurfit Graduate and Quinn Undergraduate Schools of Business, University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Mooney was a founding co-chair of the AACSB Associate Deans Affinity Group.

Roselyn Everts Morris (Texas State University )
Session: (C3) Accounting Accreditation: Standards and Issues
Bio: Roselyn Morris is chair of the department of accounting at Texas State University-San Marcos. Morris earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from Texas Christian University and a master of science in accountancy and PhD in business administration from the University of Houston. Since joining the McCoy College of Business Administration in 1993, Morris has served as chair for the Department of Accounting and as associate dean for undergraduate business programs. Her teaching and research areas include auditing independence and ethics. She has been active in the Texas accounting profession since 1976 and is actively involved in both the local and state levels of TSCPA where she served as chair of the Accounting Education Foundation, Relations with Educational Institutions and Editorial Board committees. She currently serves on the board of TSCPA and of the Austin chapter. She is also a member of the qualifications committee of the Texas Board of Public Accountancy. Additionally, she is active in a variety of civic organizations and was inducted into the San Marcos Women’s Hall of Fame.

Robert D. Reid (AACSB International)
Session: Plenary III: Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation Quality: An Examination of the New Proposed Standards
Bio: Robert Reid serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer for AACSB International. Prior to joining AACSB International in July 2012, he served as Dean of the College of Business at James Madison University for 15 years. The College of Business has been recognized for excellence in curriculum innovation, especially in the areas of curriculum integration and experiential learning. In 2012, while on leave as dean, Bob served as the founding Executive Director of the Interpersonal Effectiveness Institute at James Madison University. Prior to becoming dean, he served as the Department Head of Marketing and Hospitality Management. While in this role, he was selected as the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Professor. Bob has conducted numerous professional workshops and seminars for both public and private organizations, including numerous universities. He has authored or co-authored five editions of Hospitality Marketing Management published by John Wiley & Sons, and was a contributing author to three other books. He has actively served as a leader for numerous professional and civic groups including, AACSB International, Beta Gamma Sigma, The Southern Business Administration Association and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management.

Jeffrey S. Saltz (Syracuse University)
Session: (D2) A Sustainable Model for University-Industry Collaboration
Bio: Jeff Saltz is responsible for the technical aspects of JPMorgan Chase’s unique corporate-university collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Delaware, including curriculum, applied research and the technology center. He has held several key management positions at the company, including head of eBusiness technology and vice president of computational technology. He has also served as chief technology officer at Goldman Sachs/Goldman Sachs Ventures and was a project leader and consulting engineer with Digital Equipment Corp. Saltz has been involved frequently with academia such as when he developed and led an award-winning JPMorgan Chase academic collaboration with the University of Illinois.

D. Brent Smith (Rice University)
Session: (A2) Executive Education: Developing Non-Degree Education for the Future
Bio: Professor Smith received his PhD in psychology from the University of Maryland and has served as a faculty member at Rice University, Cornell University, and the London Business School. He has also taught corporate programs at Oxford, the Indian School of Business, and the University of California at Berkeley. His executive education experience includes programs for KPMG, ExxonMobil, Lufthansa, DeBeers, and Microsoft. His teaching interests focus primarily on leadership and management development. Professor Smith has twice received the Scholarly Achievement Award from the Academy of Management and the Outstanding Publication in Organizational Behavior Award for his research on personality, organizational culture, and employee attitudes.

Deborah F. Spake (University of South Alabama)
Session: (A1) Attributes, Assessment and Aspirations Revealed: Insights from the 2011 AACSB Annual Survey of Associate Deans
Bio: Deborah Spake is Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing at the Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama. Her responsibilities include oversight of the college's online degree programs, iTunesU initiative, assessment activities, and Office of Student Services. She currently serves on two AACSB affinity group steering committees - the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) affinity group and the Associate Deans affinity group.

Michael A. Trick (Carnegie Mellon University)
Session: Luncheon and Plenary II: Curriculum Change and Innovation: Why, How and What
Bio: Michael Trick is the Senior Associate Dean, Education and Higgins Professor of Operations Research at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon. He received a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in 1982 and PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1987. He joined Carnegie Mellon in 1989. From 1995-2003 he was President of the Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management, an education and research institute on international management issues. From 2009-2011 he was Associate Dean, Research at the Tepper School before becoming Senior Associate Dean in 2011. In 2002 he was President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, a 14,000 member professional society, and he is now a Fellow of that Society. Trick’s research is in the area of mathematical optimization, with special interests in social choice and in sports scheduling. (9/12)

David J. Urban (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Session: (D1) The Many Faces of the Associate Dean: Working with Diverse Stakeholders
Bio: David Urban is executive associate dean and professor of marketing in the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. His responsibilities include overall direction and decision-making regarding administrative structure and processes, academic affairs, physical plant, and equipment. He is the chief diversity officer for the school, the academic program review coordinator, and managed that last AACSB accreditation maintenance review in 2011. He received his degrees from the University of Michigan (PhD and MA) and the University of Virginia (BS).

Marilyn Wiley (University of North Texas)
Session: (B3) Recruiting and Retention: A View from Texas
Bio: Marilyn Wiley is senior associate dean and professor of finance in the College Business at the University of North Texas. Her responsibilities include oversight of all undergraduate and graduate programs and support for the college's 5400 students.

Amir Ziv (Columbia University)
Session: Luncheon and Plenary II: Curriculum Change and Innovation: Why, How and What
Bio: Amir Ziv serves as Vice Dean, Professor of Accounting and Samberg Faculty Director at Columbia Business School. He received a BA from the University of Haifa in 1984, passed the CPA Examinations, Israel, in 1985, and received a MSc in a joint program between the University of Haifa and Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) in 1986 and a PhD from Stanford University in 1990. In addition to serving on the editorial board of the Review of Accounting Studies since 1997, Professor Ziv was a faculty member of the Yale School of Management and the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), where he also founded and headed the executive education unit. He joined the Columbia Business School faculty in 1994 and was appointed Vice Dean in 2006. Professor Ziv teaches Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting in MBA, Executive MBA, various Executive Education programs and Doctoral programs. His research deals with the effects of accounting regimes and alternatives on economic environments and is important to the understanding of accounting institutions and phenomena.

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