Appointment of Dean, Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick

September 12, 2011

Members of the Rutgers Community:

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Glenn Shafer as dean of Rutgers Business School–Newark and New Brunswick (RBS), through June 2014.

Dr. Shafer was appointed interim dean of RBS in February 2011 and has served with distinction in that role. We are confident that he will continue to bring outstanding leadership, managerial expertise, and an in-depth knowledge of Rutgers to the business school.

A renowned scholar, a Board of Governors Professor, and the long-standing director of the doctoral program in business, Dr. Shafer joined the Rutgers faculty in 1992. During his tenure, he has taught a variety of courses related to his research interests in accounting, finance, probability, and information systems. He currently teaches stochastic processes and game theory in RBS’s doctoral program.

Glenn’s contributions to the university include service on the universitywide Promotion Review Committee from 2001 to 2006. In 1996, he led a major revision of RBS’s M.B.A. curriculum. As director of the doctoral program (1997–2000 and 2003–present), he has been instrumental in reorganizing the doctoral curriculum.

Author of six books and numerous articles, Dr. Shafer serves on the advisory boards of the International Journal of Approximate Reasoning and the International Journal of Intelligent Systems as well as the editorial boards of Statistical Science and the Electronic Journal for History of Probability and Statistics.

In 2009, Dr. Shafer received an honorary doctorate in economics from the University of Economics, Prague, in honor of his work in developing new approaches to the use of probability in finance, statistics, and other fields. Among many other honors, he was awarded the Gorenstein Award for Research and Service at Rutgers in 2004 and was a Fulbright Fellow in Berlin, Germany, in 2001.

Before coming to Rutgers, Dr. Shafer held professorships at the University of Kansas and his alma mater, Princeton University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1968 and his doctoral degree in statistics in 1973. We are proud to name Glenn to the permanent deanship and excited about the leadership he will bring to the RBS. Please join us in offering him congratulations.

Richard L. McCormick

Steven J. Diner