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Search Committee Roster and Contact Information

Search Committee

Liesl Folks, Search Committee Chair

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Gwen Appelbaum, MBA '01

Assistant Dean, Career Resource Center, School of Management

Brian Becker

Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Organization and Human Resources, School of Management

Peter Biehl

Professor and Chair, Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences

S. Todd Brown

Professor, Law School

Ann Cohen, MBA '82

Clinical Associate Professor, Accounting and Law, School of Management

Sanjukta Das Smith

Associate Professor, Management Science and Systems, School of Management

Margarita Dubocovich

SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Richard Ferranti, EMBA '97

Executive Vice President and COO, Rich Products Corporation and Chair, Dean's advisory Council, School of Management

Feng Gu

Associate Professor, Accounting and Law, School of Management

Charles Lindsey

Associate Professor, Marketing, School of Management

Marna Metcalf

MBA Student, School of Management

Nallan Suresh

UB Distinguished Professor and Chair, Operations Management and Strategy, School of Management

A. Scott Weber

Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor, Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


Degree notations indicate UB alumni

Contact the Search Committee

The search committee for the position of dean of the School of Management  welcomes input and questions from the campus and community at any time during the search process.

Please offer your feedback, thoughts or questions on the search here.


Search Consultant

We have secured the services of Gale Merseth, Vice President, and Courtney Thomas, Associate, of the executive search firm, Isaacson, Miller, to assist in the search. Dr. Merseth has extensive experience in leading decanal searches for some of the nation’s best schools of management, including many of our AAU counterparts.  


Nominations and Applications

Nominations and applications are now being accepted. Interested individuals should provide a curriculum vitae and an optional letter describing their interest in and qualifications for the position. All nominations and applications should be sent electronically via e-mail (Microsoft Word or PDF attachments strongly preferred) to:

Dr. Gale D. Merseth, Vice President and Ms. Courtney Thomas, Associate
Consultant to the Search Committee
Isaacson, Miller