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Raymond Gorman to be interim dean of Farmer School of Business; Dean search committee named


Ray Gorman
Miami University President David Hodge and Provost Bobby Gempesaw have appointed Ray Gorman, associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of finance, to be interim dean of the Farmer School of Business after current dean Roger Jenkins retires in December.

A search committee for a new dean has also been named. It will be chaired by Carine Feyten, dean of the School Of Education, Health and Society, and a professional search firm will assist.

Elected faculty representatives to the committee are William Even, department of economics; Timothy Greenlee, department of marketing; David Shrider, department of finance; and Marc Rubin, accountancy.
Faculty/staff provost appointees are Skip Benamati, information systems and analytics; Megan Gerhardt, department of management; and Michelle Thomas, director of business student organizations and development.
The undergraduate student ASG representative is Michael Trivelli.
The graduate student GSA representative is Alexa R. Sanders.
The Business Advisory Council representative is George H. Bennett, Jr.

Gorman has taught at Miami since 1985, rising from assistant to full professor in 1995. He served as the Farmer School’s associate dean for undergraduate studies 1998-1999, associate dean for curriculum 1999-2004 and senior associate dean for academic affairs in 2004. He has served as an associate provost since 2010.

Gorman served as director for the Miami University Center for Sustainable Systems Studies 1997-2000. He received the MBA Teaching Excellence Award in 1998. His teaching and research focus on corporate finance, public utility finance and regulation, environmental finance, and resource sustainability issues in business.

“I am grateful that Ray Gorman is willing to serve as interim dean of the Farmer School of Business,” Gempesaw said. “Ray brings broad knowledge and experience in working at all levels across the University, and he enjoys the confidence and respect of colleagues on campus. I believe his colleagues at the Farmer School of Business will enjoy working with him during this interim period.”

“I am honored to be called upon to serve as interim dean of the Farmer School of Business and look forward to working with the faculty, staff, students and the community,” Gorman said.

Gorman earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University, an MBA from Duke University and a DBA from Indiana University. He has published in such journals as The Financial Review, American Economic Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, and the Journal of Accountancy and Public Policy.


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