Jonathan Doh, PhD, Herbert G. Rammrath Endowed Chair in International Business and Moran Center faculty director, was appointed associate dean of Research at VSB. In this new role, Doh will join Associate Professor of Economics Wen Mao, PhD, who will serve as associate dean of Faculty; Julie Pirsch, PhD, assistant professor of Marketing and Business Law, who will serve as associate dean of Teaching and Learning; and Terrill Drake, associate dean of Strategic Initiatives, all reporting to Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD, The Helen and William O'Toole Dean, to make up VSB’s senior leadership team.
In this new role, Dr. Doh will be responsible for coordinating, advocating, overseeing and incentivizing scholarly and applied research among faculty, staff, students and other stakeholders. To develop and advance the research and scholarly strategy and programs of VSB, Dr. Doh will work with other Villanova University faculty and staff, including the associate vice provost for Research, VSB’s research committees, Research deans, the Office of Research Administration, and University Advancement, as well as external stakeholders including companies, government agencies and individuals. Dr. Doh remarked, “I want to explore how we can bring together researchers on multi-dimensional problems that surpass traditional disciplined-based approaches.” To encourage more students to undertake research activities, Dr. Doh added, “We ought to draw on our best and brightest students at the graduate and undergraduate levels and structure ways for them to engage in cutting-edge research that provides the proper incentives for faculty and students alike.”
Dean Russell commented, “Together, these dedicated professionals are each taking their respective responsibilities for research, teaching and learning, strategic initiatives, and faculty to new levels at VSB. These world-class teacher-scholars will work with me and our other senior leaders to guide VSB’s efforts in key strategic areas.”