June 23, 2014
|TO:||American University Faculty and Staff
|FROM:||Scott A. Bass, Provost
|SUBJECT:||Erran Carmel, Interim Dean, Kogod School of Business
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Erran Carmel as interim dean of the Kogod School of Business.
Erran Carmel joined the Kogod School of Business in 1991. As a member of the Information Technology Department, Erran launched and led the school’s Management of Global Information Technology program and served as the department’s chair from 2005 – 2008. His service to Kogod and the university community has included membership on the KSB Strategic Vision, Rank & Tenure, University Intellectual Property, and IT Executive Advisory committees, in addition to participation on numerous search committees for faculty and senior leaders. He currently serves as chair of the Kogod Faculty Council. In addition to his Kogod appointment, Erran has held visiting professor appointments at the University of Haifa, University College Dublin, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and the University of Maryland University College.
A recognized scholar and consultant in the area of globalization of technology work, his scholarship focuses on global sourcing, global teams, including crowdsourcing and offshoring of information technology, as well as national technology policies. Erran has authored or co-authored three books and over 100 journal articles, book chapters, reports, and manuscripts. His first book, Global Software Teams, was the first on the topic and is considered a landmark in the field. He has been an invited speaker and keynote at numerous conferences and events around the world sponsored by notable business schools, governments, and industry. He currently serves on five editorial boards for information systems and information technology related journals. Erran holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from University of Arizona, an MBA from University of California, Los Angeles; and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Erran’s dedication to ensure that KSB delivers on its full potential, longstanding tenure within Kogod, current service as chair of the faculty council, experience with online education, impressive scholarship, and connections with industry make him the right individual to lead during the school’s transition to a permanent dean. With the engagement and support of the school’s faculty and staff along with the willingness of the university administration to aid and assist, I am confident that Kogod will realize these goals within the next two years.
Please join me in congratulating Erran Carmel on his appointment as interim dean and in giving him your full support.