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David D. Reh School of Business Newsletter: September 2021
Message From the Dean
These are exciting times for the Reh School of Business. Our graduate and undergraduate programs continue to be ranked among the top in the nation, which is a tribute to the exceptional educational experience we offer and the outstanding talent we attract. This year, we welcome to the Reh School four assistant professors who are already excelling in their fields — Professors Qingran Li and Jehu Mette in economics, Hongjun Ye in marketing and Elif Ozgormus in engineering management. We are also excited to welcome Professor Christian Felzensztein, a world-renowned scholar in the area of entrepreneurship, who has been appointed as the Reh Family Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership. I believe Christian and the others will be highly complementary to the Reh School’s teaching and research strengths and superb additions to Clarkson’s community.
The Reh School continues to play a leading role in the University’s anti-racism efforts, and that has been reflected in an interim change of leadership, with Professor Augustine Lado taking the position of senior advisor to the President on anti-racism and myself as interim dean. In addition, to support our investments on talent and diversity, Professor Bebonchu Atems will lead the school’s efforts on faculty advancement and achievements.
In sum, in this newsletter, you will read about important accomplishments and significant changes that the Reh School has undertaken to keep transforming lives through business education and to continue having a positive impact on society.
— Diego Nocetti, Interim Dean of the Reh School of Business / Professor of Economics & Financial Studies
A New Role
During his time in the Reh School of Business, Professor Diego Nocetti has already taken on his fair share of policymaking and leadership roles. As of this past July, he has one more: interim dean. We are pleased to welcome Nocetti to this role and look forward to his leadership and the wealth of decision analysis knowledge he brings.
Moving from one pivotal role to another, Professor Augustine Lado is taking a year off from Reh School deanship to lead anti-racism initiatives at Clarkson. He is the new senior advisor to the President on anti-racism, a position in which he hopes “to find new ways to use our values, our education and our research for the public good to help combat systemic racism across our society.”
Fame and Fortune
We think the quality of our MBA programs speaks for itself. But it’s nice to have others speak for it, too — especially a publication like Fortune magazine. In rating programs that get alums good jobs right after graduation, high salaries and top spots in corporate America, Fortune ranked our residential MBA program among the best.
A Bright Star
Ten years after joining the faculty at Clarkson, Bebonchu Atems has been promoted to full professor of economics & financial studies. An accomplished scholar and educator, Atems was also recently appointed as the Reh School’s associate dean of faculty advancement and achievement. Congratulations to one of our bright young stars!
- Santosh Mahapatra Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University
- Christian Felzensztein Appointed Reh Family Endowed Chair
- Qingran Li Appointed Assistant Professor of Economics & Financial Studies and Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics & Sustainability
- Hongjun Ye Appointed Assistant Professor of Consumer & Organizational Studies