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April 16, 2015

Business dean named


Arjang Assad

Arjang A. Assad has been named the Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.

He will succeed John Delaney on July 1, who will join the Katz faculty.

Assad has been dean of the School of Management at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, for the past seven years, during which time he expanded the size and reputation of both its faculty and facilities. He led the institution of new programs in health care management, leadership and entrepreneurship.

Previously, Assad held positions of increasing responsibility at the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was instrumental in launching the decision, operations and information technologies department and where, as senior associate dean, he was instrumental in its growth.

In 2007, he was named the inaugural Dean’s Professor for Extraordinary Service in recognition of his service to the school.

He is recognized for his scholarly contributions to operations and quality management, optimization of distribution systems and the history of operations research and has received numerous awards for his teaching.

Assad holds four degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: a doctorate in management science; master’s degrees in chemical engineering and operations research, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.