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Staelin Named Deputy Dean for Fuqua School

July 17, 2002


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Rick Staelin is named deputy dean of The Fuqua School of Business

Richard Staelin, the Edward and Rose Donnell Professor of Marketing at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, has been named deputy dean, Dean Douglas T. Breeden announced Monday (July 15).

"This is a repeat performance for Rick in this role, as he did an outstanding job for Fuqua in the same position in our formative years, 1983-1990, working closely with Dean Tom Keller," Breeden said. "In the 1980s, Dean Keller and Staelin recruited several key faculty members who are our most distinguished
researchers and teachers and whose leadership has propelled the school to its Top 5 rankings by major news media."

Staelin has held many top faculty and staff positions during his career. He served as associate dean for faculty affairs from 1983 until 1990. He was managing director of Fuqua's Global Executive MBA program when it was launched in 1996, associate dean for executive education from 2000 to 2002, and coordinator of the marketing area at Fuqua several times.

"We want to continue growing, but we must grow strategically," Staelin said. "We have put many important initiatives in place in recent years, and now it's time to fine-tune those to be more efficient. Along with Doug Breeden and our other faculty and staff leaders, I will be working on innovative ways to deliver our various programs, as well as to continue building our faculty and Ph.D. program research efforts."

A professor of marketing, Staelin in 2000 won the prestigious Paul D. Converse Award of the American Marketing Association for his work on distribution systems (with co-author Tim McGuire). The Converse awards are given for major contributions, and no contribution is considered until five years after publication. A national jury of scholars selects the awards once every five to 10 years.

Prior to joining Fuqua's faculty in 1982, he taught at Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Chicago and the Australian Graduate School of Management. He holds two bachelor degrees in engineering and a master's of business administration and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.

Staelin succeeds John Payne, who after holding the position for three years will be returning full time to teaching and research. Payne is the Joseph J. Ruvane Professor of Management and recently won the
distinguished Leo Melamed Prize given by the University of Chicago for his work on behavioral finance and decision making. He is also Fuqua's most highly cited researcher, with more than 2,000 citations of his works in scholarly publications.

"In the past two years, under John Payne's leadership, Fuqua has recruited 32 new tenure-track faculty,
starting from a base of only 68 faculty two years ago," Breeden said. "This is the greatest recruiting success
in the school's 33-year history and augurs extremely well for research output at Duke University in the coming years. We are delighted that he is able to return full time to his research agenda."

Breeden said a search is under way for a new director of Fuqua's open-enrollment, non-degree executive
education program. That program, which had been headed by Staelin, was recently ranked the No. 4
open-enrollment program in the world by The Financial Times. Staelin will continue as co-director of the
Teradata Center for Customer Relationship Management at Duke, which is run jointly with NCR Corp. and its Teradata division.