Indian American Professor Vallabh Sambamurthy, has been named the dean of Wisconsin School of Business, the business school of University of Wisconsin–Madison and will start his tenure on August 1.
He will take over from Barry Gerhart, a management and human resources professor, who has been serving as the interim dean of the university since February last year.
Sambamurthy has served in many business schools, including those at the University of Maryland and Florida State University, and is an alumnus of the Indian School of Management in Calcutta, India.
He received his PhD from University of Minnesota and also has an engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology in Tiruchirappalli, India.
Sambamurthy has received a number of awards, including the AIS Fellow Award and William Beal Distinguished Faculty Award from Michigan State University and has been an academic leader, educator and researcher, specializing in digital strategy and transformation and leadership in the digital economy.
He has served on the editorial boards of various journals including MIS Quarterlyabd Information Systems Research.
“I am excited about the opportunity to collaborate with key stakeholders in enhancing the portfolio of degrees, certificates and lifelong learning opportunities. I believe we can position the Wisconsin School of Business as an exemplary hub of lifelong learning, delivering skills that address the evolving needs of the global digital economy,” Sambamurthy said on the university website.
Sambamurthy is currently the associate dean of the MBA program and professional masters’ program at Broad School of Business in Michigan State University.