New dean appointed to lead business college
Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013 6:00 pm
The Messenger 05.24.13
Dr. Ross N. Dickens has been appointed as the new dean of the University of Tennessee at Martin College of Business and Global Affairs, effective Aug. 1.
Dr. Jerald Ogg, university provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, made the announcement Monday.
“Dr. Dickens has a track record of sustained excellence as a classroom professor, researcher, public servant and administrator, and I expect him to take an already strong college to even greater heights,” Ogg said. “He emerged from a very impressive applicant pool, and I think both the campus and community will appreciate his understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the UT Martin mission.”
Dickens, a professor and chair of the University of South Alabama Department of Economics and Finance since 2004, earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his MBA from the University of North Carolina.
He previously served on the faculty at Louisiana Tech University, taught as a visiting professor at Fachhochschule Worms, University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf, Germany, and worked for two banks in Columbia, S.C.
Dickens has also acted as an instructor for both the Alabama Banking School and Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.
“I am struck by the loyalty of those associated with the university,” Dickens said. “I also sense an almost reverence for the school. My perception is that there are many who believe fully that they owe much of their success to the opportunity to attend UT Martin, and these wonderful people are dedicated to paying back this fine institution and the faculty and staff who were here before us.”
Dickens and his family are excited about coming to UT Martin and the Martin community.
“I am looking forward to working with the faculty and staff of the College of Business and Global Affairs, as well as the wider university. Similarly, my family is eager to join this community and dive fully into high school, church and civic activities,” he said.
Dickens succeeds Dr. Ernie Moser, who is returning to full-time classroom duties after serving 12 years as dean of the college at UT Martin.