Dear colleagues,

On behalf of Chancellor Gillman, I am pleased to announce the formation of an advisory search committee charged with assisting us in appointing a new dean for the Paul Merage School of Business. The committee will evaluate nominees and make recommendations to the chancellor and me. The committee will be chaired by Christopher Schwarz, associate professor in the Merage School and director of the Center for Investment and Wealth Management. The other members are:

  • Geoffrey Abbott, Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics
  • Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor, School of Law
  • Kevin D. Bradford, Associate Professor of Teaching, Paul Merage School of Business
  • William Branch, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics
  • Annette Buckley, Research Librarian for Business and Economics, UCI Libraries
  • N. Edward Coulson, Professor, Paul Merage School of Business and Director, Center for Real Estate
  • Mary Gilly, Dean’s Leadership Circle Endowed Professor, Paul Merage School of Business and Equity Advisor
  • Joanna Ho, Professor and Associate Dean of Masters Programs, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Will Phelps, Full-time MBA student and President of the Paul Merage School of Business Student Association
  • Terry Shevlin, Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Doctoral Programs, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Richard Sudek, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, UCI Beall Applied Innovation
  • Gregory Washington, Stacey Nicholas Dean of Engineering, The Samueli School of Engineering
  • Shuya Yin, Professor, Paul Merage School of Business
  • Maia Young, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Paul Merage School of Business

A national search will be conducted to identify the most qualified candidates for this position. We have engaged Isaacson, Miller, a nationally recognized academic search consultant, to assist the committee, which will begin deliberations soon.

All correspondence will be held in the strictest confidence and should be addressed to:

Paul Merage School of Business Dean Search Committee
In care of JiWon Kim, project administrator for Academic Affairs
Aldrich Hall 510, Mail Code 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
jiwon@uci.edu

We welcome your participation in this important recruitment.

Sincerely,

Enrique J. Lavernia, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Distinguished Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering