For release: September 24, 2009
For press information, contact Curt Guenther, 901/678-2843
Dr. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal has been appointed associate dean for Academic Programs in
the Fogelman College of Business and Economics at the University of Memphis. He succeeds
Dr. Carol Danehower, who is returning to full-time teaching duties in the College.
Dr. Jasbir S. Dhaliwal
He will oversee the renewal and expansion of the College’s undergraduate programs,
its five MBA tracks (professional, international, executive, customer-driven, and
online), and its research-based doctoral programs. He will also work with the faculty
to advance collaborative, interdisciplinary research opportunities, as the College
continues to stress research development as a way to strengthen its position nationally
in business and economics research.
In announcing the appointment, Fogelman College Dean Rajiv Grover said, “I am delighted
that Dr. Dhaliwal has accepted this position. The faculty and I have high expectations
of him. He will increase the pace of innovation in all academic programs and quality
improvement in student services and student experience, with the goal of increasing
the recruitment and retention of students.”
Dhaliwal is a professor in the College’s Department of Management Information Systems
(MIS); before his new appointment, he was chairman of that department. He is also
director of the Systems Testing Excellence Program at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
Dhaliwal is internationally recognized for his research and work in software testing,
intelligent interface design, and information technology governance and technology
entrepreneurship. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and he is
the co-author of a book on e-business innovation.
An accountant, Dhaliwal holds MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University of British
Columbia. He has taught at the U of M since 2005.
The Fogelman College of Business and Economics teaches a rigorous, relevant, and wide-ranging
business curriculum to almost 3,000 students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral
levels. Of the College’s 103 full-time faculty, seven occupy Chairs of Excellence
and one is a Distinguished Professor.
The College houses the Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management,
the FedEx Center for Supply Chain Management, the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic
Research, and the Robert Wang Center for International Business.
Because many of America’s greatest companies have headquarters or other offices in
Memphis, students of the FCBE are able to interact with those businesses for invaluable
real-world experience before graduation.