Gita Johar, the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business and the School’s first vice dean for research, will become Senior Vice Dean effective July 1, 2011.
“In just six short months as vice dean for research, Gita has made a remarkable impact on the intellectual life of the School,” Dean Glenn Hubbard said. “Gita’s impressive accomplishments as a researcher and teacher, her conscientious, strategic thinking, her imaginative approach to problem-solving, and her high energy have enabled her to excel.”
In her new position, Johar will provide guidance on faculty recruiting, retention, and development. She will also focus on creating strong interdisciplinary ties among faculty in different divisions and across the University.
“I am honored and excited to be taking on the role of senior vice dean and for the opportunity to work closely with Dean Hubbard to maintain the preeminence of our faculty,” Johar said. “I also plan to continue deepening the ties between our faculty and business leaders with the goal of generating cutting-edge research that is rigorous as well as relevant.”
Johar will replace Chris Mayer, the Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, who will complete his three-year term as senior vice dean at the end of the 2010-11 academic year and return to the Finance and Economics Division in July. Amir Ziv, vice dean, director of the Samberg Institute, and a professor in the Accounting Division, will retain responsibility for all degree programs, curriculum, and teaching.