London’s Richard Ivey Business School has named a new Dean.
At the beginning of October 2013, Bob Kennedy will take on the new role on a five-year term.
Kennedy has extensive experience in the United States as both a faculty member and executive director.
He will come to Western after working for over a decade at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
Kennedy also spent eight years as a professor at the Harvard Business School after receiving a PhD from Harvard, a graduate degree from M.I.T and two bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from Stanford.
“I am honoured and humbled to be appointed Dean of Western’s Ivey Business School,” Kennedy said. “Ivey is known as a global leader with commitment to research, teaching and engagement with the real world, particularly in its commitment to Case Method Learning. This is how I’ve managed my career and I am thrilled to have an opportunity to work with this community of scholars, students, practitioners and alumni.”
Kennedy has published 110 teaching materials on international and emerging market business issues that are used worldwide.
In the month before he takes the new post, Kennedy will work as a special advisor to the Provost.