Michigan Ross Names New Associate Deans and WDI President, Welcomes New Faculty


It may be quiet in the classrooms this summer, but there’s plenty of activity among the Michigan Ross faculty.

Two new associate deans transition to their roles this summer, the William Davidson Institute has a new president, and the school welcomes four new professors.

DeRueProfessor Scott DeRue became Associate Dean of Executive Education effective July 1. DeRue is a driving force for innovation and has integrated leadership education throughout Michigan Ross programs. He takes the reins from Professor Kim Cameron, whose successful three-year term saw a 50 percent increase in revenue, a 70 percent increase in custom clients, and a significant international expansion. DeRue will continue as director of the Ross Leadership Initiative.

KrishnanProfessor M.S. Krishnan has started work as Associate Dean for Global Initiatives. Krishnan is well known for his leadership of Michigan Ross’ India Business Conference and for increasing the school’s presence in India. Krishnan assumes the role from Professor Bill Lanen, who has retired. Lanen’s efforts greatly expanded the international opportunities for Ross students, more than doubling the number studying abroad, and helped establish Ross Global Initiatives. Professor Gautam Ahuja will take over as Director of India Initiatives from Krishnan Jan. 1, 2015.

Clyde will develop the institute’s strategy, manage relationships with a variety of stakeholders, and oversee operations and administration. The WDI president reports directly to the WDI Board of Directors. He’ll continue as a member of the Michigan Ross faculty and will continue to advise Multidisciplinary Action Projects in emerging economies.Professor Paul Clyde has been named President of the William Davidson Institute effective July 1. His passion for and background in transforming and emerging economies makes him an ideal fit to lead WDI. A lecturer in Business Economics and Public Policy at Michigan Ross, Clyde is director of the Living Business Model Initiative and has advised or run more than 50 healthcare projects in 12 different emerging markets.

The four new professors at Michigan Ross are:

GalloSarah Miller, who joins the Business Economics faculty. Miller earned her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her research interests are healthcare economics and consumer credit. She has studied the Massachusetts healthcare reform law extensively, as it was a model for the federal Affordable Care Act.

Lindsey Gallo, who joins the Accounting faculty. Gallo is returning to Ross, where she earned her BBA in 2004 and MAcc in 2005. She earned her PhD from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Gallo’s research interests are the role of uncertainty and disagreement in capital markets, the information content of earnings, and the relationship between firm-level and macroeconomic information. Gallo is also a former star track athlete at Michigan, where she still holds the school record in the 1,500.

Stefan Zeume, who joins the Finance faculty. Zeume earned his PhD from INSEAD in France. His research interests are corporate finance, corruption, regulation, and corporate governance.

Joline Uichanco, who joins the Technology and Operations faculty. She earned her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Uichanco’s research interests include risk and decision-making under uncertainty, especially in the areas of humanitarian logistics, supply chain management, and service operations.

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