Business & Public Administration dean finalists’ visits set

Open fora will take place on campus for each of the three finalists for dean of College

CoBPA dean finalists visits

The finalists for the next dean of the College of Business & Public Administration are (left to right ) Darrell Radson, Amy Henley and Dave Harris. Their campus visits will take place April 4-9.

Three finalists will visit campus April 4- 9 to interview for the position of Dean of the College of Business & Public Administration.

Open forums have been set for each candidate.

  • Amy B. Henley, executive director of MBA Programs and associate professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, Room 7 Gamble Hall
  • Dave Harris, dean of the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 6, Room 7 Gamble Hall
  • Darrell Radson, former dean at the Foster College of Business at Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 9, Room 7 Gamble Hall

Biographies have been provided by each candidate.

Amy B. Henley

Amy Henley

Amy B. Henley

Amy Henley is the executive director of MBA Programs and associate professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Arlington in the area of organizational behavior and psychology, and teaches students primarily in the master’s and doctoral programs at the Coles College. Prior to her current position, Henley was the assistant chair of the Department of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Coles College of Business.

Henley has taught management courses at the University of Southern Mississippi, University of Texas at Arlington, and Kennesaw State University. Her teaching areas have focused on organizational behavior and human resources, and she has served as doctoral advisor for multiple successful doctoral students. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s of Business Administration degree from The University of Southern Mississippi. She worked in Dallas, Texas, in transportation logistics and financial analysis prior to earning her doctoral degree.

Henley’s research interests include distributive and procedural justice, compensation and pay fairness, and intragroup processes. Dr. Henley has co-authored papers that have appeared in academic journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management Journal, Personality and Individual Differences, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Journal of Management Education, Academy of Management Executive, and Organizational Dynamics. She has presented research at the annual meetings of the Academy of Management, the Southern Management Association, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Additionally, Henley has served in multiple leadership roles for the Southern Management Association, including as a member of the Board of Governors, Secretary/Membership Chair, and Doctoral Student Consortium director.

Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Dave Harris

Dave Harris is currently the dean of the Herberger Business School at St. Cloud State University. He has over 29 years of experience in higher education, having served as a college president, business dean, and tenured professor. He has been recognized for both teaching and research excellence and has served on numerous boards.

Harris also has executive experience in the corporate sector, having served as National Manager of New Business Development for Itochu Corporation, a large Japanese conglomerate.  He was responsible for creating and implementing large global joint ventures.

Harris earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence and Master of Management from Willamette University in Salem, Ore., and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. He is also a Certified Professional Coach.

He grew up on a military base in Okinawa, Japan, and lived in Japan for over 16 years. He has a passion for golf, international travel, and Asian art.

Darrell Radson

Darrell Radson

Darrell Radson

Darrell Radson has served as an administrator and professor with over 25 years of experience in higher education at large and small, private and public, and technology-based universities. He served as dean at the Foster College of Business at Bradley University and dean of the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Technological University. His previous administrative and faculty positions include department head in the Department of Decision Sciences in the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University, associate dean and director of Graduate Business Programs in the Boler School of Business at John Carroll University, and associate dean in the School of Continuing Education and associate professor in the Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Radson began as a first generation student in a community college and transferred to Northwestern University where he graduated with honors, earning a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan as well as master’s degrees in industrial and operations engineering, statistics and political science. Radson’s research in the area of statistical methods for quality improvement has been published in leading journals and presented at numerous academic conferences. He has received teaching awards at two universities.

During his tenure as a dean at Bradley University, both the undergraduate and graduate programs received their highest rankings in the history of the College: #42 in the latest 2016 Bloomberg BusinessWeek undergraduate rankings, #82 in the 2018 US News & World Report Part-Time MBA rankings. Radson has demonstrated his student-focused leadership in developing innovative interdisciplinary academic programs, particularly between the colleges of business and engineering.

Radson is an accomplished fundraiser. He successfully participated in the fundraising efforts for Bradley’s Business and Engineering Complex, currently under construction, which will be the new home for the business and engineering colleges. Previously, at Michigan Tech, he secured three endowed professorships in the School of Business and Economics. Radson is an advocate of maintaining strong university-community relationships and currently serves on his chamber of commerce board.