Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Deshpande named associate dean

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Dr. Satish P. Deshpande, professor of management, has been named associate dean for operations and graduate programs in the Haworth College of Business. The appointment is effective July 1, 2011.

Deshpande will assume responsibility and oversight of all graduate programs and several operational activities in the College including faculty and staff development, research support (technology, research assistants, grants, etc.), computing technologies, AACSB accreditation, space, and global programs. In addition, he will provide oversight for the centers within the College (Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Center for Sustainable Business Practices, the Global Business Center and the Center for Health Information Technology Advancement).

Deshpande teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in human resources management. His research includes managerial decision making, healthcare management, and applied psychology in human resource issues. He has had over 80 refereed articles published in various journals and books including the Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Labor Research, Human Relations, Journal of Small Business Management, Compensation and Benefits Review, Health Care Management Review, and Journal of Psychology. He has been quoted on television, radio, and in various newspapers including the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. He has received the Haworth College of Business Dean’s Teaching Award, and most recently, he received the newly established College Research Award. He serves as the faculty advisor of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources, a student chapter of SHRM.

Deshpande received a PhD from The University of Iowa, a post graduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Xavier Labor Relations Institute in Jamshedpur, India, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics from The University of Bombay, in India. Prior to his academic work at the University of Iowa, Deshpande was a personnel officer for Sandoz Limited in Bombay, India, where he had responsibilities for recruitment, training and development, labor law and industrial relations at a factory that employed over 800 employees.