Urbana University Appoints New Dean of the College of Business

URBANA, Ohio (May 24, 2012) - Kirk E. Peterson, PhD, senior vice president for Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Shah M. Hasan, PhD as the new dean of the College of Business Administration. Dr. Hasan will begin his official duties on June 1, 2012. As dean, he will be responsible for establishing and maintaining cutting-edge academic programs for traditional, online, adult and continuing education, and MBA.

Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Urbana University, had this to say about the appointment, “I am delighted that Dr. Hasan will be joining Urbana University during this period of Business College expansion. I am confident that he will lead the College through an accelerated emergence as a powerfully branded, better-recognized business education enterprise.”

Dr. Shah Hasan, a resident of Hilliard, has had a long career in higher education as an administrator and faculty member at The College of Wooster, The Ohio State University, Kansas State University, West Virginia University, Franklin University, Columbus State Community College, Otterbein College, and Ohio Dominican University. He is a frequent consultant and speaker and has presented over a hundred large- and small-audience presentations, principally in the areas of leadership, change and transition, human development, faculty work, and managing organizations and movements.

Hasan earned a BA from The College of Wooster, a MA from The Ohio State University, and a PhD from Ohio University. His doctoral research examined the relationship of ritualization and managing personal and organizational change. He received the Robert Bailey Distinguished Teaching Award in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 and in 2003, was listed as a recipient of the “100 Ohio Educators of Distinction” Award.

At Columbus State, Hasan was responsible for directing strategic human capacity development, and designed and led an institutional leadership development program for faculty, staff, and administrators. At Otterbein, Hasan served as director of the MBA Program. He also served as interim associate dean for Academic Affairs, with leadership responsibility for graduate and adult undergraduate programs at Otterbein College. Hasan served as dean of the Division of Business at Ohio Dominican University with leadership responsibilities for seven undergraduate and two graduate programs that serve over 1400 students.

Active in a number of civic and professional associations, Hasan is a long-time member of and peer reviewer for the Academy of Management. He has previously served on the Board of Trustees of the West Virginia Alliance for Women’s Studies, the International Practitioner Board of the Academy for Leadership and Development (for Institutions of Higher Education), the WOSU (NPR) Radio Advisory Board, the Columbus Metropolitan Club, including a term as president, and the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. He serves on the Board of Directors (and having served two years as Treasurer) of the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus, the Kristina Isabelle Dance Company, and the Columbus Gay Men’s Choir, as well as the Board Development Committee of Girl Scouts Heartland of Ohio Council.


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