Dr. Linda M. Salchenberger, associate dean of academics in Northwestern University's School of Continuing Studies, has been named the Keyes Dean of Marquette's College of Business Administration and the Graduate School of Management, Interim Provost David Shrock announced today.
...A senior lecturer in Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, Salchenberger holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in managerial economics and decision sciences from Northwestern.A graduate of Mundelein College, she earned a master's degree in mathematics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2004, Salchenberger spent the majority of her academic career at Loyola University in Chicago, where she held many faculty and administrative positions, including professor of information systems and serving as associate dean of the School of Business Administration and associate vice president for academic affairs and faculty administration."Dr. Salchenberger impressed the search committee and others in the university with the breadth of her experience, her commitment to continued growth for the college and her collaborative approach," said Shrock, who served as dean of the college from 1999 until his appointment as interim provost in December 2007.
...Salchenberger, who founded the Center for Information Management and Technology at Loyola, has published extensively on the various applications of neural networks, community technology and the role of gender in information technology.She
has received millions of dollars in grants to support her
research and has engaged the business community and corporate partners in multiple initiatives, including funding technology projects for girls.
In pursuing the deanship, Salchenberger
expressed admiration and respect for the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and learning and a desire to strengthen ties and pursue new opportunities with the business community as a way to enhance students' educational experience and better prepare them for the global environment."Today's university is more than just a partner in the economic, cultural and social development of the community; it must be the driver, in congruence with its tradition, history and mission," she said. Salchenberger will succeed Dr. Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, who has served as interim dean for the College of Business Administration since January, following the appointment of Shrock as interim provost.
Shrock said the endowed deanship will give Salchenberger
increased opportunities to attract faculty and create new programs.