Beneath is a message from President John Fry and Nina Henderson Provost Paul E. Jensen:
We’re happy to announce that Vibhas Madan, PhD, has been named dean of the Bennett S. LeBow Faculty of Enterprise and R. John Chapel, Jr. Dean’s Chair, following his tenure as interim dean since late final 12 months.
As a professor of economics, founding director of the Faculty of Economics, and senior affiliate dean for educational applications earlier than being appointed interim dean in November 2019, Dean Madan has all the time careworn the significance of a holistic studying expertise for his college students, centered round integration of coursework and co-curricular programming. LeBow’s explicit energy, in his view, lies in its robust exterior partnerships, which inform market-centric curricula, deepen pupil studying and put together graduates to handle key enterprise and societal challenges. Beneath his management, LeBow has grown its portfolio of cross-college diploma applications, seen distinctive development in non-traditional applications such because the Govt DBA, elevated engagement with alumni and advisory boards, and established a range, fairness and inclusion motion group to strengthen the Faculty and make sure that it’s an exemplar of an inclusive studying surroundings. We imagine Dean Madan is uniquely suited to information the Faculty within the years forward as Drexel, consistent with its new strategic plan, expands collaboration with companions within the public, personal and civic sectors.
Dean Madan joined Drexel in 1989, after finishing his doctorate in economics at Michigan State College. He holds grasp’s and bachelor’s levels in economics from the College of Delhi. With a concentrate on worldwide commerce concept because it impacts coverage and multinational companies, Dean Madan has been broadly printed in tutorial journals, together with the Canadian Journal of Economics, Worldwide Commerce Journal, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Journal of Financial Integration and the Overview of Worldwide Economics.
As a revered instructor, Dean Madan has acquired a number of awards, together with the Faculty of Enterprise Instructing Award and the Govt MBA Instructing Award. He additionally serves on the board of the World Interdependence Heart.
Along with his being a consummate enterprise educator, the brand new dean in his spare time could be discovered strumming a guitar, listening to his favourite music by Bob Dylan, or with a racquet in hand on a tennis court docket.
We need to thank the search committee chair, Sharon Walker, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and all members of the committee for an excellent job conducting the seek for the brand new dean.
Please be part of us in congratulating Vibhas Madan on his appointment as dean of LeBow.
Paul E. Jensen
Govt Vice President
Nina Henderson Provost