New Associate Dean at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler

David A. Hofmann has been selected to become the next associate dean for the top-ranked MBA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He will succeed Valarie Zeithaml effective July 1, 2007.

Hofmann is a professor of organizational behavior/strategy.

“I am delighted that Dave Hofmann has agreed to succeed Valarie Zeithaml,” said Dean Steve Jones. “His experience teaching in the MBA core curriculum and serving as faculty director of our Leadership Development Initiative make him the ideal person to lead the MBA Program going forward.”

Zeithaml has served as the MBA dean for four years, applying her pioneering work in services marketing to the benefit of the MBA Program, said Jones. “Her dedication to students, staff and faculty leave us stronger than ever and ready to build on the innovations and improvements that she led in the curriculum, admissions and career services.” Hofmann’s research examines organizational climate, leadership, organizational change and modeling the influence of organizational factors on individual behavior and performance. He teaches courses in organizational behavior and leadership.

Hoffman has consulted, conducted applied research projects and led executive development workshops. He received his PhD from Pennsylvania State University, his MS from the University of Central Florida and his BA from Furman University.

New leadership can mean upcoming changes in the program. We shall have to wait and see what’s in store for UNC.

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