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Duke's Fuqua School of Business Appoints Gallagher as Associate Dean for Executive MBA Programs

December 14, 2004

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University's Fuqua School of Business announced today the appointment of John Gallagher as associate dean for executive MBA Programs. He will oversee all operations of Fuqua’s three executive MBA programs, The Duke MBA – Cross Continent, The Duke MBA – Global Executive and The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive, as well as all academic aspects of the newly created Duke Goethe Executive MBA program in partnership with Frankfurt University.

Gallagher joins Fuqua from Duke Corporate Education, where he was vice president of learning technology. He served on the Fuqua faculty from 1983 until 2000, as professor of the practice of business computing and director of computer mediated learning. Gallagher took leave from Fuqua in 2000 to co-found Duke Corporate Education.

“John is one of the world's visionaries when it comes to blending online learning and collaboration technologies with traditional methods of learning,” said Fuqua Dean Douglas T. Breeden. “We are confident he will provide excellent leadership for our executive MBA programs.”

Gallagher was a key architect of Fuqua’s “Place and Space" model of Internet-enabled distance learning education and was the primary technology and instructional designer of the platforms used in The Duke MBA – Global Executive, the first program of its kind when it launched in 1996.

“I am thrilled to rejoin Fuqua in this role. The school has built an enviable portfolio of executive MBA programs over the past several years. These programs are recognized around the world for their quality and innovative delivery formats, and I am very proud to once again be part of the outstanding team of faculty and staff at Fuqua.

Gallagher holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.