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Top academic to head up Stirling Management School

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A leading academic has been appointed as Dean of the University of Stirling Management School.

Professor Kevin Grant will join Stirling from the University Of Dundee, where he was Director of the School Of Business.

As Dean, Professor Grant will lead an innovative, outward-facing faculty which brings together four academic divisions: Accounting and Finance; Economics; Management, Work and Organisation; and Marketing and Retail. He will take up his new post in February 2019.

I am very much looking forward to joining the University, helping Stirling Management School to become a leading global player and achieve the triple crown of business school accreditation, while continuing to deliver a high quality student experience.

Professor Grant said:  “I am very much looking forward to joining the University, helping Stirling Management School to become a leading global player and achieve the triple crown of business school accreditation, while continuing to deliver a high quality student experience.”

Professor Grant will work as part of the University’s senior team, embedding a culture of ambition in research, excellence in teaching and learning, income generation, cost effectiveness and interdisciplinary collaboration.

He will also provide academic leadership and performance management, working with the faculty’s executive to further develop and extend its established reputation for innovation and creativity at the forefront of research and teaching.

Professor Grant joined higher education in 1992 and has worked in various roles at Scottish and English institutions, including Napier, Glasgow Caledonian, Sussex and Kent universities.

His undergraduate and postgraduate studies are connected to the area of information systems/management, strategy and innovation, in and for business. He also holds a higher education teaching qualification.

His research interests are in business and IT alignment; technological-based innovation - focussing on leveraging disruptive technologies to drive growth and value; and academic enterprise (including the interplay between teaching, research and consultancy).

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