Associate Deans Conference

Save the Date | November 4–6, 2018 | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Plenary Speakers

Plenary I: Excellence, Community and Impact

Donde_PlowmanDonde Plowman, Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Academic Officer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Donde Ashmos Plowman is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at UNL. In this role she oversees Academic Affairs, Office of Research, and Student Affairs. Prior to being named Executive Vice Chancellor, Donde served 6 ½ years as the James Jr. & Susan Stuart Endowed Dean of the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In 2010 she became the ninth dean in the school’s history. Under Plowman’s leadership the college increased enrollments by 22%, added 70 new faculty, created several new academic programs and student services. She led a major fundraising effort that resulted in over  $150 million, including $84 million for a new building that will open in August 2017. Prior to coming to Nebraska, Plowman was on the faculty at University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where she served for two years as the Head of the Department of Management. She received her PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught and written extensively on organizational change, leadership, and decision making. 


Plenary II: Rethinking your Value Proposition: Engagement, Impact and Innovation

Edith_HoogeEdith Hooge, Vice Dean, TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University

Edith Hooge is Director of the GovernanceLAB and Full Professor in the area of Public Governance at TIAS School for Business and Society, Tilburg University in The Netherlands. As Vice Dean Research she was responsible for connecting TIAS faculty with practicing partners on research, as well as the development of knowledge and its application. She teaches in TIAS programmes for professionalization of (non-)executive board members, and in the executive Masters for Public Management and for Management in Education. She regularly presides in monitoring committees of governance codes and advises boards in different public sectors. She graduated and completed her PhD at the University of Amsterdam.

Tim Vorley, Professor, Sheffield University Management SchoolTim Vorley, Chair in Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean Innovation and Impact, Sheffield University Management School, The University of Sheffield

Tim Vorley is a professor of entrepreneurship and associate dean of research at Sheffield University Management School in the U.K. He is an economic geographer by background, and the focus of his work is entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development. His interests are particularly concerned with the organizational dynamics of entrepreneurialism, and how this relates to the wider institutional environment and public policy. Prior to joining the Management School in September 2010, Tim was a University Lecturer in Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge (2007-2010) and worked as a Research Fellow at the Said Business School, University of Oxford (2006-2007). He was previously a visiting researcher at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills during the 2010 Comprehensive Spending Review and is currently on partial secondment to Innovate UK.