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Continued expansion of Faculty at UCD Business

  • Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016

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UCD College of Business has made 10 additional faculty appointments for the academic year 2015-2016 following consistently high admissions this year, with a student body in Dublin now exceeding 3,340 for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Joining UCD College of Business, which includes UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business are:

  • Dr. Enrico Secchi – Lecturer in Management
  • Dr. Maria Belizon – Lecturer in IR/HR
  • Dr. Annette Clancy – Lecturer in Management
  • Dr. Vassilios Papavassiliou – Lecturer in Banking and Finance
  • Dr. Orla Byrne – Lecturer in Management
  • Dr. Alessio Cozzolino – Lecturer in Management
  • Professor Ronan Powell – Professor of Corporate Finance
  • Dr. William Rose – Lecturer in Management
  • Dr. Ali Reza Keshavarz Maman - Lecturer in Marketing
  • Dr. Megan Zhang - Lecturer in Management

In addition to the above, UCD Smurfit School has created an Entrepreneur-in-Residence position, a role that has been filled by Majella Murphy and are hosting a new Proudly Made in Africa Fellow in Business and Development, Dr. Penelope Muzanenhamo.

Speaking about additions to UCD College of Business faculty, Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of UCD Business said: “We welcome the new faculty members and we look forward to working with them over the coming years. Additions to our Faculty brings new ideas and fresh perspectives that stimulates greater innovation in research and teaching which ultimately leads to better outcomes for our students. It’s a testament to the work of our existing faculty, who have contributed to developing the international reputation of UCD College of Business that academics of such a high calibre continue to join UCD College of Business.

The creation of an Entrepreneur-in-Residence position and the appointment of a Proudly Made in Africa Fellow also reflect our desire to constantly evolve the student offering to prepare our future graduates for the world of business. These new roles will provide opportunities to both challenge and support our student body and expose them more to an entrepreneurial mindset while also broadening horizons and ensuring they have a deeper understanding of Africa’s key role in international business.”

Pictured at the announcement are: Professor Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, Dean of UCD Business with Dr. Enrico Secchi, Dr. Maria Belizon, Dr. Alessio Cozzolino and Dr. Vassilios Papavassiliou

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