University Names Interim Dean of the School of Management

Dr. Haseeb J. Ahmed will serve as Kettering University's Interim Dean of School of Management, effective Nov. 18, 2019.

Prior to joining Kettering University, Dr. Ahmed served as Founding Dean, School of Business, Computer Science, & Information Technology; Adams Family Foundation Endowed Chair; and Professor of Finance at Heidelberg University in Ohio.  Previously, he served as Chair of the Business Administration & Economics program and Sam Walton Faculty Fellow for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C.  

He has been actively involved in corporate relations, community engagements, student placements, programmatic and regional accreditation in higher education and development of innovative academic programs. Dr. Ahmed taught courses in Finance, Economics and Quantitative Methods at various universities. He championed engagement opportunities for students through developing student organizations such as Delta Mu Delta, Tau Pi Phi, Collegiate DECA, Toastmasters and Enactus.  He is the recipient of the 2009 Association of Collegiate Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) International Teaching Excellence Award and Regional Teaching Excellence Award.   

“Dr. Ahmed brings a wealth of experience to Kettering University and will provide excellent leadership to position the School of Management for its next transformation,” said Kettering University Provost Dr. James Zhang. “I look forward to working with Dr. Ahmed on curriculum improvements, online delivery of a variety of degree and non-degree programs, expansion of BS/Master degree offerings and many other tasks that will make Kettering University’s School of Management a top-notch one.”

Dr. Ahmed earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Finance with minors in Accounting and International Business from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with concentrations in Finance, Economics and Management from Jacksonville State University in Alabama, and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Christine Wallace, Vice President of Kettering Global Campus, has served as the Acting Dean of the School of Management since July 1. 

“I am grateful that Dr. Wallace has provided tremendous leadership to the School of Management during this interim period, in addition to her Vice President’s role at Kettering,” said Dr. Zhang. “I am also grateful that she has agreed to stay in this role until the end of 2019 to assist in the transition process.”