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Four Business School Faculty Promoted

6/7/2004 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The University of Michigan Board of Regents recently approved four Business School faculty promotions: Gretchen Spreitzer and Roman Kapuscinski to associate professor with tenure and Gautam Ahuja and M.S. Krishnan to full professor with tenure.

In announcing the promotions, Dean Robert J. Dolan said that all four have made many great research and teaching contributions to the School and to their respective fields, and that all are highly respected by their colleagues, both here at the Business School and around the globe.

"As part of the review process, we contact leading scholars throughout the world to obtain their opinions on the candidates," Dolan said. "It was not surprising, but nonetheless fantastic, to see the esteem in which Gretchen and Roman are held by the thought leaders in their fields. Superlatives filled the evaluation letters."

In addition to being outstanding scholars and teachers, Ahuja and Krishnan also have had the somewhat unusual role of serving as area chairs as associate professors, Dolan said. Ahuja is co-chair of Corporate Strategy and International Business and Krishnan is chair of Business Information Technology. Both also are Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellows.

"Their role as area chairs is indicative of the high regard with which they are held by their colleagues here at the School," Dolan said. "Again, the Regents received hearty endorsements of Gautam and Krishnan from outside reviewers, a testament to both individuals' talents and contributions."

With the promotions, Ahuja is now professor of corporate strategy and international business; Krishnan is professor of business information technology; Spreitzer is associate professor of management and organizations; and Kapuscinski is associate professor of operations and management science.

"We take pride in the fact that all four attribute a good measure of their success to the fine colleagues and students they have here at the Business School," Dolan said. "We are happy to know that the future of the School is in the hands of these people. They are simply the best there is and we are truly fortunate to have them as members of this community."

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat
Phone: (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847