College of Business Administration appoints new dean:

Bahman Mirshab

The Current, Summer 2002 issue

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In December 2001, Dean Gary Giamartino decided to resign as dean of the College of Business Administration, effective June 30, 2002. He will take a sabbatical leave from July 1 to December 31, and will join the College of Business Administration faculty as professor of Management in January 2003.

Giamartino's successor as dean will be Bahman Mirshab, whose appointment is effective July 1. Mirshab has been associate dean of Graduate Programs and Academic Affairs in the College since 1999. He has also been faculty program director for the Master of Science in Product Development since 1999. Prior to undertaking these roles, he was director of the Graduate Business Programs in the College since 1992. He was also acting dean during the 1996-1997 academic year. He has been on the faculty of the College since 1979, first as assistant, then as associate professor and Chair of the Department of Management Science and Information Systems. Mirshab holds a Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University, an MA in economics from the University of Detroit, and a BA in economics from Tehran University in Iran.

As associate dean and graduate program director, Mirshab has been responsible for the MBA program, the MS in Computer and Information Systems, the joint JD/MBA program with UDM's School of Law, and the joint MPD program with UDM's College of Engineering & Science. He played an important role in establishing the MPD program in cooperation with three other Universities and six corporate partners. He has also been the chief author of the College's self-study in preparation for its next accreditation visit.

Mirshab's research has focused on appropriate use of quantitative tools in management decision making, systems thinking, and analysis of the social and economic effects of income taxes. His teaching focus included principles of economics and computer programming, as well as system dynamics and project management.

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