Executive Team

François Ortalo-Magné François Ortalo-Magné
Albert O. Nicholas Dean

As the strategic leader of the Wisconsin School of Business, the dean serves as the school representative to the university, alumni, partners, and external constituencies.


4339 Grainger Hall | 608-262-7867 | fom@bus.wisc.edu
Kaylene Christnovich Kaylene Christnovich
Associate Dean of External Relations

Responsible for managing all aspects of advancement and external relations including corporate relations, alumni relations, and development.


4357 Grainger Hall | 608-262-3828 | krc@bus.wisc.edu
Renee Clodfelter Renee Clodfelter
Assistant Dean of Human Resources

Leads human resources office. Responsible as the appointing authority for hiring of faculty and staff, compensation and classification, and payroll, as well as labor relations in the school.

5252A Grainger Hall | 608-265-5075 | rclodfelter@bus.wisc.edu

Russ Coff Russ Coff
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Leads the school's research activities and Ph.D. programs including the development of strategy and policies, supervising the implementation of these issues, and allocating resources.


4259 Grainger Hall | 608-263-6437 | rcoff@bus.wisc.edu
Suzanne Dove Suzanne Dove
Special Assistant to the Dean

Leads the school’s educational innovation initiatives through her work with school leadership including deans, chairs, departments, directors, programs, faculty, and staff.


4327 Grainger Hall | 608-265-4843 | sdove@bus.wisc.edu
Steve King Steve King
President of CASB and Director of Executive Education

Executive director of professional and executive development in the school. Responsible for all aspects of leading our executive education program.


300 Fluno Center | 608-441-7300 | sking@exed.wisc.edu
Meloney Linder Meloney Linder
Associate Dean of Communications, Facilities, and Technology

Responsible for oversight of the school's brand and infrastructure and leading the Integrated Marketing Communications, Information Technology Services, Academic Technology and Web, and Building and Conference Services units within the school.


4333 Grainger Hall | 608-890-2496 | mlinder@bus.wisc.edu
Elizabeth Odders-White Elizabeth Odders-White
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Chief academic officer of the school. Oversees all academic departments and all full-time and part-time programs.


4329 Grainger Hall | 608-263-1254 | ewhite@bus.wisc.edu
No Image Available Meredith Temple
Chief of Staff

Manages the flow of issues relevant to the dean requiring response or anticipatory preparations.


4336 Grainger Hall | 608-892-8082 | mtemple@bus.wisc.edu
Nicole Truog Nicole Truog
Assistant Dean of Knowledge Centers

Responsible for leadership of Knowledge Centers and Relationship Management. Represents the WSB's strategy to the Knowledge Centers, leads Knowledge Center representation to the Dean, and sets strategy to create a community of Knowledge Centers that strengthens and advances the WSB.


3519 Grainger Hall | 608-262-0975 | ntruog@bus.wisc.edu
Jim Walker Jim Walker
Associate Dean of Financial Management

Leads the finance, accounting, and business services area to enhance the financial strategies of the school through strong partnership and delivery of services.


2130 Grainger Hall | 608-262-4700 | jwalker@bus.wisc.edu

Program Leadership

Elizabeth Odders-White Elizabeth Odders-White
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Chief academic officer of the school. Oversees all academic departments and all full-time and part-time programs.


4329 Grainger Hall | 608-263-1254 | elizabeth.odderswhite@wisc.edu
Russ Coff Russ Coff
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

Leads the school’s research activities and Ph.D. programs including the development of strategy and policies, supervising the implementation of these issues, and allocating resources.


4259 Grainger Hall | 608-263-6437 | rcoff@bus.wisc.edu
Jim Johannes Jim Johannes
Associate Dean of Evening and Executive MBA Programs

Leads the Executive and Evening MBA programs. Responsible for overall program and academic strategy, identifying new opportunities, and managing growth of existing programs.


5181C Grainger Hall | 608-265-4488 | jjohannes@bus.wisc.edu
Ella Mae Matsumura Ella Mae Matsumura
Associate Dean of Full-Time MBA Programs

Leads the full-time MBA program. Responsible for overall program and academic strategy, identifying new opportunities, and managing growth of existing programs.


4133D Grainger Hall | 608-262-9731 | ellamae.matsumura@wisc.edu
Phil Miller Philip Miller
Assistant Dean of Research Programs and Support

Leads the administration of the schools research activities. Works closely with the associate dean to plan new program initiatives and allocate resources.


3115 Grainger Hall | 608-265-5105 | phil.miller@wisc.edu
Joann Peck Joann Peck
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Provides academic oversight of the undergraduate program by developing strategies to promote it.


3114 Grainger Hall | 608-262-3603 | joann.peck@wisc.edu
Leslie Petty Leslie Petty
Assistant Dean of Evening and Executive MBA Programs

Leads the program office’s administration of its Evening and Executive MBA programs and collaborates with the associate dean on the strategic planning of new program initiatives.


2313 Grainger Hall | 608-890-2499 | leslie.petty@wisc.edu
Blair Sanford Blair Sanford
Assistant Dean of the Full-Time MBA Program

Provides leadership and direction for the MBA program in close coordination with the associate dean. Represents the program internally and externally, communicates and coordinates with program specialization directors, and manages the MBA Program Office.


2417 Grainger Hall | 608-262-9817 | blair.sanford@wisc.edu
Steve Schroeder Steve Schroeder
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs

Leads and coordinates career development and job-search assistance for undergraduate students and the five-year professional program in accounting. Cultivates and builds relationships with employers, and develops and implements innovative programs to meet the career exploration and job search needs of students.


3290E Grainger Hall | 608-265-3771 | steve.schroeder@wisc.edu

Department Chairs

Randy Dunham Randy Dunham
Management and Human Resources

4110 Grainger Hall | 608-263-2120 | rdunham@bus.wisc.edu
Jim Morris Jim Morris
Operations and Information Management

5291 Grainger Hall | 608-262-1284 | jmorris@bus.wisc.edu
Mark Ready Mark Ready
Finance, Investment, and Banking

5274B Grainger Hall | 608-262-5226 | mready@bus.wisc.edu
Joan Schmit Joan Schmit
Actuarial Science, Risk Management, and Insurance

5295/4519 Grainger Hall | 608-262-4240 | jschmit@bus.wisc.edu
Craig Thompson Craig Thompson
Marketing

4251 Grainger Hall | 608-265-2033 | cthompson@bus.wisc.edu
Terry Warfield Terry Warfield
Accounting and Information Systems

4117B Grainger Hall | 608-262-1028 | twarfield@bus.wisc.edu
Abdullah Yavas Abdullah Yavas
Real Estate and Urban Land Economics

5251 Grainger Hall | 608-263-7651 | ayavas@bus.wisc.edu

Academic Directors

Jon Eckhardt Jon Eckhardt
Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship

5110D Grainger Hall | 608-265-5044 | jeckhardt@bus.wisc.edu
Barry Gerhart Barry Gerhart
Strategic Human Resource Management

4194 Grainger Hall | 608-262-3895 | bgerhart@bus.wisc.edu
Antonio Mello Antonio Mello
Nicholas Center for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking

5249 Grainger Hall | 608-263-3423 | amello@bus.wisc.edu
Page Moreau Page Moreau
Center for Brand and Product Management

3108 Grainger Hall | 608-263-1267 | pmoreau@bus.wisc.edu
Jack Nevin Jack Nevin
Grainger Center for Supply Chain Management

3457 Grainger Hall | 608-262-8912 | jack.nevin@wisc.edu
Joann Peck Joann Peck
Bolz Center for Arts Administration

3114 Grainger Hall | 608-262-3603 | joann.peck@wisc.edu
Mark Ready Mark Ready
Hawk Center for Applied Security Analysis

5274B Grainger Hall | 608-262-5226 | mready@bus.wisc.edu
Tim Riddiough Tim Riddiough
James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate

5262D Grainger Hall | 608-262-3531 | triddiough@bus.wisc.edu
Joan Schmit Joan Schmit
Risk Management & Insurance

5295/4519 Grainger Hall | 608-262-4240 | jschmit@bus.wisc.edu
Urban Wemmerlöv Urban Wemmerlöv
Erdman Center for Operations & Technology Management

3525/4284B Grainger Hall | 608-262-0305 | uwemmerlov@bus.wisc.edu