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L to R: Robert Magee, Dipak Jain and David Besanko
Besanko and Magee named to new associate deans positions
Kellogg school professors David Besanko and Robert Magee have
been named associate deans for academic affairs, a position
previously held by one person. Kellogg's new dean, Dipak Jain,
who held this position for five years, announced this change.
goal is to be the benchmark MBA school for academic excellence,
and with David and Bob joining me to create the 'Office of
the Dean' we are moving in the correct direction. Both of
these scholars bring their own extensive and unique leadership
skills in research, teaching, publishing of books, cases and
academic papers to the office. They are very well respected
by their faculty peers, students and alumni, which is an important
plus for these positions," said Jain.
will be responsible for the MBA curriculum and teaching. He
is the Alvin J. Huss Distinguished Professor of Management
and Strategy and is one of the Kellogg school's highest-rated
teachers. He is co-author of Economics of Strategy, a textbook
on strategic management and competitive strategy used in MBA
courses around the world. He also has published more than
35 articles in leading professional journals in economics
will be responsible for faculty and research. He is the Keith
I. DeLashmutt Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information
and Management and a popular teacher in all the Kellogg school
MBA programs. He is the author of Advanced Managerial Accounting
and co-author of Efficient Capital Markets and Accounting.
Magee has published more than 25 articles in accounting journals
and served for three years as editor of The Accounting Review.
In 1999 he received the American Accounting Association's
Outstanding Accounting Educator Award and in 2000 the Illinois
CPA Society Outstanding Educator Award.
and Magee have been awarded the Sidney J. Levy Teaching Award
and the Chair's Core Teaching Award at the Kellogg school.
is extremely fortunate that David and Bob have accepted these
administrative responsibilities in addition to their teaching,"