April 18, 2005

Good afternoon:

Angelo DeNisi, an extremely well-respected scholar, indeed a star among business school faculty, has been appointed dean of the A.B. Freeman School of Business effective July 1.

Angelo is currently the Paul M. and Rosalie Robertson Chair in Business and the head of the department of management at Texas A&M University. He was also recently named a University Distinguished Professor at Texas A&M. After receiving his Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Purdue University, Angelo taught at Kent State University, the University of South Carolina and Rutgers University before moving to Texas A&M.

Angelo is a fellow and president-elect of the Academy of Management, the world’s oldest and largest scholarly management association. He has held leadership roles in many organizations, including serving as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, which awarded him its 2005 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award.

Angelo’s research on performance appraisal, expatriate management and workers with disabilities has been funded by the Army Research Institute, the National Science Foundation and other government agencies. He has been widely published in scholarly journals, serves on the editorial board of several major academic publications and is also the co-author of a textbook on human resource management.

Angelo’s wife, Adrienne Colella, also a business professor at Texas A&M, will join the Tulane business school faculty as well this summer. I hope you all join me in welcoming Angelo and Adrienne to the Tulane community.

When Angelo begins his deanship in July, he will replace James McFarland, who has served in that position since 1988. The entire Tulane community is indebted to James for his many years of service to the university and his tireless efforts that have increased both the physical size and national standing of the A.B. Freeman School of Business, making it one of the top business programs in the country. We are also grateful that James will be staying on as a member of our distinguished faculty.


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