Innovation Committee


The Innovation Committee is charged with helping to empower business education providers and their partners to move deeply, strategically, and successfully in pursuit of new opportunities that positively impact business and society. The Innovation Committee explores emerging innovations and effective practices, helps to incubate ideas and a vision for business education, and guides AACSB efforts to develop reports and other content aimed at helping business education providers and their stakeholders to understand the related challenges and opportunities. The Committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Board on AACSB policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities. The Committee may commission independent research within the annual operating and capital budgets approved by the Board.


The Innovation Committee is appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) in consultation with the current Board Chair and the incoming Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect. The Committee is composed of at least seven members with representation from accredited and non-accredited educational Organizations, and business Organizations. Appointments should ensure that the Committee has the appropriate knowledge and skill set to fulfill its responsibilities. A majority of the Committee must be current members of the AACSB Board.

The Innovation Committee is chaired by the Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect, and members are appointed annually. The current Board Chair serves as Vice Chair of the Committee, and serves as Chair in the absence of the Committee Chair. The composition of the Committee should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and members normally serve a maximum of three, one-year terms, which may run consecutively. The Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) may extend term limits as deemed necessary to fulfill the charge of the Committee.


Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Vice Chair

Linda U. Hadley, Columbus State University


Deborah H. Caplan, NextEra Energy
Anne-Marie Croteau, Concordia University
Bogusława Drelich-Skulska, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business
John A. Elliott, University of Connecticut
Tracey Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Sanjay Gupta, Michigan State University
Idalene Kesner, Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
Peter Letmathe, RWTH Aachen University
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management
Paul A. Pavlou, University of Houston
Johan Roos, Hult International Business School
Karen Spens, Hanken School of Economics
Alexander Triantis, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
Fan Wang, Sun Yat-sen University
Gregory J. Whitwell, The University of Sydney
Zvi Wiener, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ex Officio

Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer, AACSB International

Staff Liaison

Hanna McLeod, Senior Manager, Research