Kelley School Dean Search

Dean, Kelley School of Business

Indiana University (IU), the flagship public university of the state of Indiana and a member of the Association of American Universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the storied Kelley School of Business (KSB). Among the most renowned and pioneering business schools in the world, KSB has been a beacon for innovative scholarship and pedagogy for over 100 years. The Dean will lead a substantial enterprise in scale, complexity, and impact, with an outstanding faculty and talented student body spanning the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses, a global cadre of online masters students, and nearly 130,000 alumni worldwide. The Dean will join a leading business school on a sustained growth trajectory for over two decades, with tremendous momentum and promise for the future. The Dean will be an innovative, entrepreneurial, and inclusive leader, joining at a critical inflection point for the School on the way to new heights of accomplishment and recognition. 

The Kelley School of Business is one of the largest and most well-respected business schools in the country, with the mission of transforming the lives of students, organizations, and society through management education, research, and service. Since its founding, the School has created momentum through foresight, innovation, and collaboration. KSB enrolls more than 15,000 students today across 30 programs. As a pioneer in many aspects of business education for several decades, KSB’s unique combination of an innovative faculty and a willingness to embrace change has been key to the School’s success. KSB faculty are regarded among the best in the world for their research productivity and the School consistently ranks among the top 15 worldwide in the University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 Business School Research Rankings. With a total of 359 faculty members in eight academic departments across its two campuses, the Kelley School of Business is among the world’s premier business schools. 

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President at IU, the Dean will provide leadership for the academic, administrative, and public activities of the Kelley School of Business. The Dean will craft a vision for the future and devise a competitive strategy that will further establish the School’s distinctive brand as an innovative and entrepreneurial business school focused on both transformative pedagogy and impactful scholarship. The Dean will take full advantage of the School’s dual-campus structure by leveraging opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration with academic units on the flagship campus in Bloomington and building on the strengths of the Indianapolis campus through inter-campus collaboration, the expansion of corporate partnerships, and the promotion of experiential learning opportunities for students. The Dean will sustain and strengthen the School’s scholarly enterprise by recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse faculty and work with the School’s three advisory councils to ensure that the curriculum is reflective of a dynamic and fast-paced global landscape and that all components of its degree portfolio are competitive, cutting edge, and impactful. 

The successful candidate will be a champion for teaching and scholarship, have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, high energy, political astuteness, a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and a personal style that engenders trust and respect. The Dean will be visible on both the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses and will have an appreciation and passion for the mission of public higher education. The Dean will be a compelling public representative of KSB to the world. 

To nominate a candidate or apply for this position, please contact Gale Merseth, Vijay Saraswat and Micah Pierce online.

Search Committee

  • Chair: Anastasia (Stacy) Morrone, Dean, Professor of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Indiana University 

  • Demetra Andrews, Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing, Kelley School of Business, IUPUI 

  • Matt Billett, Richard E. Jacobs Chair in Finance, Professor of Finance, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Raymond R. Burke, E.W. Kelley Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Marketing, Director, Customer Interface Laboratory, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Raj Desai, Senior, Finance and Accounting, Vice President of Membership for Kelley Student Government, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Ted Koenig, Chairman and CEO, Monroe Capital LLC 

  • Kari Johnson, Associate Department Chair, Operations & Decision Technologies, Teaching Professor and Grant Thornton Scholar, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Haizhen Lin, Associate Professor of Economics, Co-Director, Kelley Institute for Business Analytics, Weimer Faculty Fellow, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; Research Associate National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) 

  • Erik Gonzalez-Mulé, Associate Chair, Department of Management & Entrepreneurship, Eveleigh Professor of Business Leadership, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Sonja Rego, Department Chair and KPMG Professor of Accounting, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Nan Rockey, Department Secretary, Business Economics and Public Policy Department, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University; CWA Local 4818 Member 

  • April Edwards Sellers, Pam Meyer Yttri Director of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business, Clinical Professor of Business Law & Ethics, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Joyce St. Clair, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Northern Trust 

  • Paulos Tewolde, 2023 MBA Candidate, Student Body President, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Carmund White, Associate Director, Undergraduate Program & Director of Diversity Initiatives, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University 

  • Matt Waller, Senior Executive Advisor to the Provost, Office of the Provost (Ex-officio)