A Stanford GSB news article states that Jonathan Levin, former chair of the Stanford Department of Economics, will replace the top business school’s current dean, Garth Saloner, as of September 1, 2016. Saloner resigned after serving as dean for the last seven years.
Levin, a renowned expert in the field of industrial organization, joined the Stanford faculty in 2000, and currently serves as the Holbrook Working Professor in Price Theory. He served as the chair of the Department of Economics from 2011 to 2014. Levin is also director of the Industrial Organization Program at the National Bureau for Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He was won numerous awards and honors, including the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark Medal.
In 1994 Levin earned his BS in Math and BA in English from Stanford, and then an MPhil in Economics in 1996 from Oxford and a PhD in Economics in 1999 from MIT.
He joined the Stanford faculty in 2000, becoming a full professor in 2008.
On his appointment to dean, Levin says: “The GSB is devoted to transforming lives by preparing future leaders to change organizations and change the world. It will be an honor to join such a committed, dedicated faculty and to support their mission of applying both academic rigor and real-world relevance to their research. Deepening our understanding of management and bringing that knowledge into the classroom couldn’t be more exciting.”
And according to Provost John Etchemendy, “Jonathan is an outstanding teacher, a skilled and innovative administrator and a brilliant scholar who has deep understanding of both the academic enterprise and the workings of industry and government. Importantly, he brings a vision for the future of management education that is rooted in his extensive scholarship on the evolving needs of a global business community. I have every confidence he will continue the school’s strong trajectory.”
You can read more about Levin’s appointment to dean, as well as how he “clearly will have his work cut out for him” in the Poets & Quants article here.