Hummels named interim Krannert dean
September 4, 2014
David Hummels, professor of economics at Purdue and research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, will serve as interim dean of the Krannert School of Management, effective today (Sept. 4).
Hummels succeeds Christopher Earley, who has stepped down to serve full time in his faculty appointment in Krannert’s Department of Management with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Psychological Sciences.
Hummels joined Krannert in 2000 after serving on the faculty at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is an award-winning teacher of international economics in undergraduate, MBA and PhD classrooms, and a frequent consultant to the U.S. government and international agencies. Hummels has a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan.
"David's experience will be tremendously valuable as he guides the school through a national search for a new dean," says Deba Dutta, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
Dutta thanked Earley for his service to Krannert and the Purdue community.
"As dean, Chris helped launch the One-Year MBA for STEM Professionals, expanded international partnerships and accreditation, and placed a strong focus on the integration of business and STEM education," Dutta says. "His development efforts brought in scholarship funds, an endowed professorship, and infrastructure support. He also initiated the $7.5 million Cornell Bell Business Leadership Campaign to endow Krannert’s Business Opportunities Program. Chris will remain part of our community and will continue to contribute meaningfully through his teaching, research, and service as a professor in the school of management."