2019 Presenters

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PRESENTERS:

Matthew Alex, Principal - Higher Education, Deloitte
Matthew Alex is a Principal at Deloitte and Leader of their Student Technology and Transformation practice. In this capacity, Matthew oversees Deloitte’s many Student Transformation projects, and also drives the firm’s Smart Campus and Future of Work in Higher Education initiatives where he works to reimagine the university enterprise and bring the campus of the future into reality. As an industry leader, he has helped dozens of universities navigate the frontier of what’s technologically and pedagogically possible in Higher Education.  Matthew has over 25 years working with Higher Education institutions in facilitating the use of student technologies to help drive institutional goals, improve the experience of their constituents and increase efficiencies within their operations. His clients include Ivy League institutions to Community Colleges and everything in between. With each, Matthew works closely with all levels of executive leadership and key industry software and services partners to bring about meaningful change.  Prior to his foray into consulting, Matthew’s spent time as a university registrar which helped him shape his understanding of not just the big picture university operation, but also the daily obstacles that face campus organizations.   He currently lives in Chicago with his family. When he’s not focused on student transformations, he enjoys watching his kids basketball games.
 
Vikas Anand, Executive Director for MBA Programs and Graduate Innovation, Professor, Department of Management, Director, Tyson Center of Faith and Spirituality in the Workplace, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas 
Vikas Anand received his Ph.D. in Business Strategy from Arizona State University, and a Master’s Degree in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and a Master's Degree in Physics. Prior to receiving his PhD, he worked in the international divisions of ITC (subsidiary of British American Tobacco) and Eicher (Joint venture with Mitsubishi) and travelled extensively in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. He is the Executive Director for MBA Programs and Graduate Innovation at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. He served as the Management Department’s PhD coordinator from 2007 to 2012, the Director of Walton College’s MBA Programs from 2012 to 2016, the Executive Director of Walton College’s Career Center (2014-2015), the Executive Director for Strategic Planning and Innovation at the Walton College (2015-2016) and as the Chair of the Walton College’s Management department from 2016-18.   While overseeing MBA programs at the Walton College from 2012 to 2016, and again from 2018, he has been involved in significant redesigns of the Executive MBA program and the Full Time MBA Program, implement and run an MBA program in Panama, and overseen significant growth in enrolment in both programs. In his faculty role, Dr. Anand has focused his research on corruption and ethics in organizations, crisis management, organizational identity and identification, and knowledge management. He has published and presented his work in several top research and practitioner outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Research in Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Executive.  He has taught strategic management and international business at the Undergraduate, Masters (MBA) and PhD levels. He also led a very successful Study Abroad program to India for MBA students and undergraduate students from 2007 through 2019.
 
Santanu Chatterjee, Josiah Meigs Professor, Department of Economics, Director, Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics Programs, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia
Dr. Santanu Chatterjee is the Director of the Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics programs and a Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. Prior to joining UGA's Economics Department in 2001, he earned his PhD from the University of Washington. He is a three-time winner of the Economics Department's George P. Swift Teaching Award, the Hough O. Nourse MBA Teacher of the Year Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from the Terry College of Business, and the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship from the University of Georgia. He has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Hamburg in Germany
 
Patrick Cullen, Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at AACSB International
Patrick Cullen is vice president for strategy and innovation at AACSB International. In this role, he works with AACSB staff and volunteers on strategic planning initiatives and the development of products and services for AACSB’s members. He is deeply involved in AACSB strategic planning initiatives, playing a central role in strategy formulation and implementation in collaboration with the AACSB Board of Directors, staff, and the membership. Building on his experience of developing services for AACSB’s member schools—particularly in the areas of curriculum design and leadership development—he works closely with AACSB staff and volunteers to create new products and services while enhancing current programs. He holds a PhD in management from the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a master’s degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He is a coauthor of the book Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads and was the lead researcher on the Future of MBA Education project at Harvard Business School.
 
Cheri DeClercq, Assistant Dean – MBA/Graduate Programs, Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Cheri DeClercq is a strategic, results-based leader with over 15 years of leadership success in higher education. Driven by a passion to help others reach their full potential, she is known for her positive, energetic approach that builds collaboration, improves cultures and achieves goals.  DeClercq joined Michigan State University's Broad College of Business in 2008, working with the Weekend/Executive MBA program. She was instrumental in evolving and expanding the program, and this success led to broader leadership roles within the college. She currently serves as a member of the leadership team, with specific responsibilities as Assistant Dean of MBA Programs and Senior Director of Marketing & Communications for the Broad College. Externally, she serves on the board (past Chair) of the Executive MBA Council and is active with the MBA Roundtable. Her teaching experience is in the areas of global business and strategy.  Prior to coming to MSU, DeClercq was responsible for marketing and enrollment management at Central Michigan University's Off-Campus Programs - a system of over 60 locations worldwide and online, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs for working professionals. Previous roles have leveraged her expertise in marketing and adult learners to implement revenue-generating initiatives at Grand Valley State University and Kirtland Community College.   DeClercq earned her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University's Broad College in 1989, her master’s in Leadership from Central Michigan University in 2002 and her Ph.D. in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education with a cognate in Strategy from Michigan State in 2015. She enjoys spending time with family, travel, and a good glass of wine.
 
David W. Frasier - Associate Dean for Graduate Management Programs, University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business
David W. Frasier has been Associate Dean for Graduate Management Programs at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business since June 2013.  He is currently responsible for PMBA, EMBA, Hong Kong MBA, Italy MBA and several certificate programs, as well as MS programs in Business Analytics and Finance.  He was complicit in the spring 2019 closure of the Iowa Full-time MBA.  Dave holds a bachelors in business from Houghton College (NY) and an MBA from Boston University.  After several years working in retail, manufacturing and university finance he served in faculty and administrative roles at Houghton College from 1979 to 2001.  In 2001 he joined the SUNY at Buffalo School of Management as assistant dean for full-time graduate programs.  Dave and his wife reside in Iowa City, where they plan to remain after he retires in early July 2020.
 
Jeff Grabill, Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Michigan State University
Jeff Grabill a Professor of Rhetoric and Professional Writing. His research focuses on how digital writing is associated with citizenship and learning, and that work has been located in community contexts, in museums, and in classrooms at both the K-12 and university levels. He is a Senior Fellow with University Outreach & Engagement. At Michigan State, he helped develop and led a new major in Professional Writing, was a founder of the Writing in Digital Environments (WIDE) Research Center (now Writing, Information, and Digital Experience), and serves as Chair of the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures. Dr. Grabill is also a co-founder of Drawbridge Incorporated, an educational technology company.  In his role as Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, Dr. Grabill is responsible for guiding the development of technology-enhanced instruction on campus. He works collaboratively with the chief information officer on issues related to the teaching and learning experience and actively engages with the deans of the Graduate School and undergraduate education on new models related to curriculum development and delivery.
 
D. Jill Green, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Experience, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
D. Jill Green is the Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Experience at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Green joined the Carey Business School in 2017 as Associate Dean for Student Development before taking over leadership of the student recruitment and academic programs in June 2018.  Before joining Carey, she served as Assistant Dean for Career Development at the University of Baltimore School of Law where she led the career development team and served as an adjunct professor.  She oversaw the externship programs, and developed public interest and leadership initiatives. Prior to joining UB Law, Green served as Visiting Clinical Professor at the University of Maine School of Law, Assistant Attorney General for the State Maine, Frank M. Coffin Fellow at Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Staff Attorney at the Brooklyn Children’s Law Center, and Family Law Fellow at Penquis CAP.  Green is a Fellow of the Baltimore Bar Foundation and has served on the Tahirih Justice Center Advisory Board, as Section Chair for Council on Legal Education & Admission to the Bar, Membership Co-Chair of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Chair of the Baltimore County Bar Association Professionalism Committee, and on the Civil Justice Board of Directors. Green served as a volunteer attorney for the House of Ruth and as a Judge in Baltimore City Teen Court.  Green was honored by the Daily Record of Maryland with a 2016 Leadership in Law Award and named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 2015.  Green earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sanjay Gupta, Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
Sanjay Gupta is the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. Gupta joined the Broad College in 2007 as the Russell E. Palmer Endowed Professor of Accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, and was appointed associate dean for the MBA and professional master's programs in 2012. Under his leadership, Broad has instituted curricular innovations, launched new master's programs, and soared in global and national rankings—currently in the top 20 U.S. public programs. Gupta previously held several positions at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business, including the first Henry & Horne professorship in accountancy, and director of the master of accountancy and information systems and the master of taxation programs. Gupta's research on corporate and individual tax policy issues and the interaction between taxes and financial reporting has been published in top-tier academic journals, cited in media and court cases, and presented at public policy forums. He ranks in the top 2 percent of authors in the Social Science Research Network. He consults for government, and public and private entities, serves on advisory boards, and on AACSB’s accreditation review teams. Gupta earned his Ph.D. from MSU, a master of accountancy from Bowling Green State University, a bachelor of laws from Calcutta University, and a bachelor of commerce from the University of Mumbai. He holds a non-practicing CPA and membership of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
 
John Hollenbeck, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University & Eli Broad Professor of Management, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
John R. Hollenbeck holds the positions of University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University and Eli Broad Professor of Management at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Business Administration. Dr. Hollenbeck received his Ph.D. in Management from New York University in 1984. He served as the acting editor at Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes in 1995, the associate editor of Decision Sciences from 1999 to 2004, and the editor of Personnel Psychology from 1996 to 2002. He has published over 90 articles and book chapters on the topics of team decision-making and work motivation. According to the Google Scholar, this body of work has been cited over 25,000 times. Dr. Hollenbeck has been awarded over $7 million in external research funding, most of which was granted by the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. He was awarded Fellowship status in both the Academy of Management and the American Psychological Association and was recognized with the Career Achievement Award by the HR Division of the Academy of Management (2011), as well as the Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups by INGroup. The Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology presented him with the Early Career Award (1992), as well as the Distinguished Service Contributions Award (2016).

Deirdre Kane, Director of Admissions for FTMBA & Dual Degree Programs, Terry College of Business, The University of Georgia
Deirdre Kane is Director of Admissions for the Full-Time MBA & Dual Degree programs for the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. She earned her bachelor's in English literature with minors in French and women's studies from Drew University, a master's in English literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a doctorate in Learning, Leadership and Organization Development at the University of Georgia. Before joining the Terry College as Associate Director of MBA Admissions for the Full-Time Program in 2011, she worked for 12 years at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, holding positions in Information Technology and MBA Admissions.

Kelli Kilpatrick, Senior Director, Graduate Business Programs, University of Notre Dame
Kelli Kilpatrick joined the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business as Senior Director of Graduate Business Programs in August of 2018.  She sets and oversees operations for Mendoza’s residential graduate business programs including Student Services, Experiential Learning, Career Services and Alumni Relations. The five programs with enrollment of nearly 500 students are the traditional two-year MBA, accelerated one-year MBA, Master of Science in Accountancy, Master of Science in Management, Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) and MBA/MSBA dual degree.   Kilpatrick brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with the last 20 years working with graduate business programs. Prior to Notre Dame, she worked with graduate business programs at Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business, and previously directed the full-time MBA program at Texas A&M, as well as admissions and recruiting at Duke University, among other graduate business leadership roles. Kilpatrick earned a Master of Education from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University. She also participated in Harvard’s Management Development Program.

Michael Koenig, Chair, MBA Roundtable
Associate Dean for Innovation Initiatives & Executive Director of Executive Education, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

In 2017 Michael joined Jones Graduate School of Business as associate dean for innovation initiatives and executive director of executive education. His innovation position is a new role at Rice Business and brings technology and transformative business education together, both internally and externally. His role in executive education drives program and business model innovation with a focus on continuing to build a technology-enhanced portfolio of net revenue generating programs with local, national and global impact and stature.  He was formerly senior assistant dean for degree programs and the first executive director of program innovation at University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.  As an entrepreneur, Michael has business startup experience as employee No. 4 at Logictier Inc., a Silicon Valley-based Internet infrastructure company, leading the planning and implementation of a national staffing effort that took the company from four employees to 220 employees in 20 months.   Michael received a bachelor’s in political science from Miami University of Ohio and a master’s in international political affairs from the University of Kentucky.
 
Michael Maier, Associate Dean for Master’s Programs, Alberta School of Business, University of Alberta 
Michael Maier is an award winning professor who has been recognized for teaching excellence at the University of Alberta as a two-time recipient of the McKenzie MBA Teaching Excellence Award. He is currently the Associate Dean for Master’s Programs in the Alberta School of Business.  He was instrumental in the development of the first graduate degree program in Alberta that is accredited by CPA Alberta leading towards the CPA designation and has taught extensively in masters programs designed for senior level executives.  Michael has published in leading accounting and economics journals along with articles in accounting practitioner publications.  Current research focuses on technology and decision making in accounting, banking, regulatory and market microstructure settings.
 
Tawnya Means, Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center, College of Business, University of Nebraska
Dr. Tawnya Means is the Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska. In this role, she provides vision, leadership, and management for a Center focused on serving the needs of students and faculty as it relates to teaching and learning. Her team develops and implements a comprehensive and effective learning support structure for students and creates faculty development programs and resources to assist faculty with instructional innovation and adoption of pedagogical best practices. In addition, her team supports the college Assurance of Learning process for maintenance of accreditation through AACSB. She is a professor of practice in the Management department, teaching courses in strategy and pedagogy for the college.  Previously, Tawnya spent more than 9 years as the Director for the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida and before that, as an instructional designer for the University of Missouri's School of Information Science and Learning Technologies and a consultant leading a team of instructional designers for the U.S. Department of Defense.  Dr. Means received her B.S. in Education, M.S. in Educational Technology, and Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies with an emphasis on learning systems design, all from the University of Missouri. She completed the AACSB Post-doctoral bridge program in Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. Her research interests are in online and blended learning, active learning, learning space design, technology for teaching, access to digital learning resources, and faculty preparation to teach. She has long been a leader in campus initiatives and committees and actively presents at conferences and other institutions and organizations on technology-enhanced learning.
 
 
Erin K. O’Brien, Assistant Dean, Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer, University at Buffalo School of Management
Ms. O’Brien is the senior leader in the school responsible for defining and leading a comprehensive, coordinated strategy including marketing, enrollment-focused program and partner development, student outreach, recruiting, admissions and all operations and technology to support and advance the goals of the School relative to undergraduate, transfer, graduate, international, executive and hybrid/online students.  Prior to joining the School of Management, Ms. O’Brien was Director, Business Relationship Management at HealthNow New York Inc./Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. She and her team of information technology industry experts and consultants drove IT projects and initiatives within HealthNow’s business units. Before joining HealthNow, Ms. O’Brien was a Client Solutions Executive at IBM for 13 years. Ms. O’Brien is currently a candidate for a PhD in Management with a focus in Management Information Systems, with an expected graduation in May 2021. She is the recipient of an executive certificate from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business. She is a Class of 2000 MBA graduate from the University at Buffalo School of Management, a 1997 cum laude graduate of the University at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and a 1986 graduate of the Buffalo Seminary.

Nicole Overley, Manager, Human Capital - Workforce Transformation, Deloitte
Nicole focuses on Human Capital within Deloitte’s Government & Public Services practice, with more than 6 years of experience in supporting Deloitte’s clients to achieve their mission and vision through transformational change and unlocking the potential of exponential technologies, new workforce models, and ways of working within organizations.  Nicole managed the development of Deloitte’s Workforce Transformation methodology within Human Capital and has spent a year embedded with Deloitte’s global Innovation group analyzing how disruptive technologies can empower organizations to rethink their work.  Nicole has worked with a broad range of Deloitte’s clients across industries in both the public and private sectors, including the nation’s largest integrated health care system, leading-edge state and local agencies and nonprofits, and multinational corporations in the hospitality & retail sectors.  Nicole is also a certified Business Chemistry® facilitator and has designed and delivered interactive leadership off sites, workshops, and trainings both within and beyond Deloitte.  Education, Professional Affiliations & Certifications include Project Management Professional®(PMP), Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt, M.A in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Studies and Economics from Johns Hopkins University

Bryan Ramos - Executive Director, Student Engagement, Stern School of Business, New York University
Bryan Ramos is the Executive Director for the Office of Student Engagement at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  In this role, Bryan leads Stern’s Experiential Learning (Stern Solutions) curricula and International Programs across all MBA programs. Under this portfolio, Bryan oversees immersive curricular experiences designed to develop global mindsets while providing opportunities for students to deliver creative solutions to real businesses in a variety of industries both in NYC and around the world. Prior to Stern, Bryan held a variety of roles in the higher education and advertising industries. Bryan holds both a bachelors and masters degree in developmental & educational psychology from Boston College and will complete his Executive MBA from NYU Stern in January 2020.

Shana Redd, Professor Practice, Marketing Department, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Shana Redd is a Professor Practice in the Marketing Department and a fourth-year Marketing Ph.D. student in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.  As a Professor of Practice, Shana exposes students to the basics of integrated consulting practices; embedding tools that help students understand the needs of their audience (e.g., a client), conduct research on the topic of interest, analyze consumer data, and develop viable and compelling solutions to business problems.  Shana also serves as a faculty advisor for the MBA program’s design-thinking business challenge.  Her research interests are in the new product innovation development and launch processes domains; understanding the drivers of new product success across stages of development and the conditions under which customers and consumers adopt radically new and high-tech products.  Prior to joining MSU, Shana held positions in CPG consulting, new product development, and brand management at organizations including NCH Marketing Services and Whirlpool Corporation. She earned her MBA in Marketing and Leadership Change Management from Michigan State University.   
 
Cara Richards, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, School of Business, The George Washington University
Cara Richards is the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs at The George Washington University School of Business. In addition to overseeing the effective ongoing operation of the MBA, Master of Science and graduate certificate programs, I work closely with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in leading innovation in both the curricular and co-curricular domains.
 
Richard Saouma, Associate Dean for MBA, EMBA and Professional Master’s Programs, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Richard Saouma is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Associate Dean of MBA, EMBA, and Professional Masters at the Broad College of Business.  A recovering theorist, his research explores knowledge flows within organizations and more broadly, organizational incentives using analytical models and theory-based, randomized control trials. Richard joined the Broad College in 2017 where he teaches graduate-level Managerial Accounting and Entrepreneurship. He previously taught at the Eccles School (University of Utah) where he launched the Entrepreneurship Minor with the School of Engineering, and at the Anderson School (UCLA) where he quarterbacked countless consulting projects with MBA student-teams. Between his faculty appointments at UCLA and Utah, Richard took an extended sabbatical at Microsoft where he drove corporate strategy beneath Steve Ballmer and later Satya Nadella. Richard earned his PhD at the Stanford GSB after graduating from UC Berkeley with degrees in Applied Math and Economics.

Irene Scruton, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Programs, State University of New York Oswego
Dr. Irene Scruton is the Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Programs at SUNY Oswego’s School of Business, where she is responsible for all full time, part time and offsite MBA programs delivered in class and online. The MBA online program was ranked nationally by US News & World Report as the #1 MBA online program for public institutions in New York State and 40th nationwide in 2019.  Poets & Quants ranked Oswego’s MBA Online 18th for 2020. She is currently working with SUNY on a statewide pilot program to address online programming for non-traditional students and is developing program and grant opportunities for the business school with external partners. She is a 2019 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for her contributions in professional service. Dr. Scruton also teaches Social Entrepreneurship and Contemporary Leadership and has research interests in teaching leadership skills online and the impact of gender differences.  Prior to joining Oswego, Dr. Scruton was a senior level executive for 25 years in banking, government and the nonprofit sector. Irene’s board leadership activities include six years with the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority and NY-Penn Girl Scouts and most recently serving on the board of MAACBA, the Food Bank of CNY and Microwave Filter, a satellite industry manufacturer Dr. Scruton earned her Ed.D. from St. John Fisher College, an MBA from Syracuse University and a B.S. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

 C. Michael Stepanek, Executive Director, Academics and Operations, MBA Programs, Kenan-Flagler Business School The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In his current role as Executive Director, Academics and Operations, MBA Programs, Michael oversees curriculum, academic operations, financial aid, and global programs for all graduate students enrolled in one of UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MBA Program formats.  This portfolio consists of 1,700 students and 175 faculty members with instructional responsibility for over 200 course offerings.  Previously he served as MBA Program Director for the full-time MBA Program with responsibility for academic planning and curriculum design, student services, and global programs. Prior to UNC Kenan-Flagler he served as Management Director for CCSM (currently Civitas Schools) with executive oversight and responsibility for directing all operational, financial, and academic functions of this educational management company. Prior to CCSM, Michael was a management consultant with Sibson Consulting Group and Sparks Companies, Inc.  Michael has served in numerous leadership and advisory capacities within graduate management education and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including service and leadership roles for the Graduate Management Admissions Council, Graduate Business Student Services Association, UNC’s Non-Profit Management Certificate program, and UNC’s NIH Impact Best Grant.  Michael received his undergraduate BS degree from Cornell University, his MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and his MPA from the UNC School of Government.
 
Valerie Y. Suslow, Vice Dean for Faculty & Research, The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Valerie Y. Suslow is Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty and Research at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. She joined Johns Hopkins University in August 2015.  Previously, she was Senior Associate Dean for MBA Programs at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, and the Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Business and Law.  Over the past few years, she has collaborated in re-imagining the MBA curriculum at Carey, led a faculty diversity initiative committee, expanded faculty mentoring activities, and partnered with leadership and faculty in revising faculty policies.  Her research area is in the field of industrial organization, with a focus on the economics of explicit price fixing and cartel operations.  Suslow earned her PhD in Economics from Stanford University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her awards include the Victor l. Bernard faculty award for leadership in teaching and the Andy Andrews Distinguished Service Award from the University of Michigan.