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UTA business dean leaving for Michigan

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Dr. Rachel Croson, dean of the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington since January 2013, has been appointed dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University.

Croson will assume her new duties on Aug. 1.

Croson earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double-major in economics and philosophy, and a minor in political science. She earned her doctorate in economics from Harvard University. She served as an assistant and associate professor for 13 years at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Operations and Information Management. From 2007-2013, Croson served at University of Texas at Dallas as a professor and the director of the UT Dallas Negotiations Center. During her time at UT Dallas, she took a two-year leave to serve as the National Science Foundation’s Division Director for Social and Economic Sciences, managing a $100 million annual budget and eight programs.

Much of Croson’s research has been on experimental and behavioral economics, investigating how people make economic decisions. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Aspen Institute and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She has served in a number of professional leadership roles, including associate editor for the American Economic Review, Management Science and Experimental Economics, and on the board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession.

Under her leadership, the UTA College of Business has increased philanthropic giving from $1 million a year to $3 million in 2015; welcomed 54 percent more business professionals into its classrooms; launched new curricula and interdisciplinary degree programs such as the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the revitalized master’s degree in real estate with the College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs.

UT Arlington will appoint an interim dean.

Betty Dillard

bdillard@bizpress.net

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