Seminar for New Associate Deans

June 24-25, 2020 | Virtual Offering | Americas and EMEA


Cathy DuBoisCathy DuBois, Kent State University, College of Business Administration

Cathy DuBois is associate dean for administration at the Kent State University, College of Business Administration in Kent, Ohio. Prior to joining the dean’s office, DuBois served as professor of management and information systems, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management and sustainability. DuBois holds a PhD in industrial relations and human resource management from the University of Minnesota. She continues to publish her research in top journals
and book chapters, and presents at national and international conferences. She sits on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Management Inquiry. DuBois is a past chair of the AACSB Associate Deans Affinity Group (ADAG) board; she served on board of the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group; she is currently chair of the Responsible Management Education (RME) Affinity Group. Cathy has presented at ADAG pre-conference sessions, Associate Deans Conferences, and at the International Conference and Meeting; she has also organized an RME Learning Journey. She co-facilitates AACSB’s Seminar for New Associate Deans.

Michael WilliamsMichael L. Williams, Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University

Michael L. Williams is associate professor in the Information Systems and Technology Management Department at Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School, in Southern California. His research has been published in leading empirical and practitioner journals including European Journal of Operations Research and MIS Quarterly Executive. From 2010-2017, Michael Williams served as Associate Dean for Full Time Programs and Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University. In this capacity, he was responsible for driving performance in all areas of program success including recruitment, student services, academic oversight, and student career management for a portfolio of programs including the Full-time MBA, MS in Applied Finance, MS in Global Business, MS in Accounting, and MS in Human Resources. In addition to these program responsibilities, Williams led Alumni Relations, Global Programs and Technology Services for the Graziadio School. His research has been published in leading empirical and practitioner journals including European Journal of Operations Research, and MIS Quartlerly Executive. Williams earned a M.S. and a Ph. D. in Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Williams' research focuses on decision-making and information technology. He has conducted empirical research at International Fortune 500 companies, public universities, and health care providers. He has published his research in several IS journals, books, and conferences.


Amanda-GudmundssonAmanda Gudmundsson, Queensland University of Technology, QUT Business School

Amanda is Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the QUT Business School responsible for leading and managing the Business School’s teaching and learning strategy, curriculum innovation, student support, quality assurance and accreditation processes for the School’s triple international accreditations (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) as well as the local Australian agency. Her portfolio also includes support for learners and enhancing the professional development and teaching capability of academic staff.


KaustavMisraKaustav Misra, Associate Dean, School of Business, Central Connecticut State University

Kaustav Misra received his PhD. in Applied Economics from Mississippi State University in 2010. His primary research areas include public economics, international economics, and family business. He has presented more than 60 articles at national and international conferences. Misra is the recipient of the 2009 Best Graduate Student Paper in Economics from the Academy of Finance and Economic Conference, Best Doctoral Paper in the Entrepreneurship/Information Technology/Innovation track for 2011 for the Southern Management Association, and Best Paper Presentation Award in 2008 at the International Conference on Economic and Management Perspectives (ICEMP). Misra has also been honored by Grand Valley State University as a Family Owned Business Institute Research Scholar (2009) and invited as a guest speaker for many national and international conferences and workshops. He has published more than 24 articles in high quality peer reviewed journals. His research in economics and family business has been accepted in refereed journals such as Economics of Education Review, Journal of Socio-Economics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, and Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship. He has received many internal and external grants to conduct many projects, which are related to various economic and business issues. He is highly engaged in on and off campus activities. Leading study abroad student trips, assisting the college with AACSB accreditation, serving as a department head, development of the Econ Club, establishment of the Indian Student Association and organizing various events on behalf of the Indian Eastern Central Michigan Association are few examples of his commitments.