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Amy Hillman will take the helm as the new dean for Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in March. Hillman currently serves as the executive dean, and will succeed retiring dean, Robert Mittelstaedt.

In her current role since 2009, Hillman has been instrumental in enhancing the AACSB-accredited business programs at ASU, which are rated by U.S. News and World Report among the top 30 in the nation for undergraduate, full-time, and part-time MBA programs. ASU also offers an online MBA program .

An award-winning professor of management, Hillman holds the Rusty Lyon Chair in Strategy at the W. P. Carey School, has earned international recognition for her research, and served as editor of Academy of Management Reviewa highly acclaimed management journal. She receives top marks from her students, and was named as one of the most popular business professors in the nation in Businessweek.

Previous teaching positions include the University of Western Ontario, Michigan State University, Johannes Kepler University in Austria, Texas A&M University and Trinity University. She has a doctorate from Texas A&M, where she was also named Outstanding Doctoral Alumni.


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“Amy Hillman is a devoted teacher, a noted researcher and a gifted administrator,” ASU President Michael M. Crow said in a press release. “She has been an integral part of the W. P. Carey School management team that has had so much success during the past decade. We are fortunate that Amy has agreed to move into the school’s deanship to further enhance the school’s excellence.”

Hillman expressed her gratitude and shared her vision for the future of the school.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead a terrific group of faculty, staff, students, alumni and our friends in the business community forward,” Hillman said in a press release. “The W. P. Carey School of Business is on a steep trajectory toward becoming one of the world’s finest institutions committed to making meaningful contributions to the lives of our stakeholders and also to the future of business practice.”

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