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Published June 9, 2015

To:             University Community 

From:         Charles F. Zukoski
                  Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Date:          June 9, 2015

Re:             Announcement of Interim Dean of the School of Management

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Paul E. Tesluk, Donald S. Carmichael Professor of Organizational Behavior and Chair of the Department of Organization and Human Resources, as Interim Dean of the School of Management, effective July 1, 2015.

Professor Tesluk succeeds Dean Arjang Assad, who is leaving UB to lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration. Dean Assad has served as Dean of UB’s School of Management since 2008 (see the April 8 memo for more information about Dean Assad’s accomplishments).

A leading expert in leadership development, team design and effectiveness, and organizational climate and performance, Professor Tesluk has been a UB faculty member since 2011. He is a prolific scholar who has published in and served on the editorial boards of several of the most selective journals in his field. He has worked with numerous private and public sector organizations in research, consulting, and teaching capacities, and his research has been supported by agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

Professor Tesluk led the creation of the Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness (CLOE) – which advances research, education, and outreach in leadership and organizational effectiveness – and currently serves as its Academic Director.  

Professor Tesluk is an elected Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Society for Organizational Behavior, and he was also elected Chair of the Organizational Behavior Division of the National Academy of Management, the world’s largest and most prominent association for management and organization scholars. In 2014, he received a UB Exceptional Scholar Sustained Achievement Award.

I am grateful to Professor Tesluk for his willingness to serve as interim dean during this transitional period, during which time I will launch an international search for the next dean of the School of Management.