Craig Dunn has been appointed to serve as interim dean of Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics, as current dean, Brian Burton, is ready to begin duties as the university’s new associate vice president for academic affairs on Sept. 30.
Dunn will serve as interim dean as a national search takes place for a permanent dean. He is currently an associate dean and director of the college’s graduate programs.
“Craig Dunn is an experienced leader, well respected across campus as a teacher, scholar, and administrator. I look forward to working with him as he takes on new responsibilities in the College of Business and Economics, and I appreciate his willingness to serve as interim dean,” university Provost Brent Carbajal said, in an announcement.
Dunn, who began at WWU in 2005, has an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield, and a doctorate in business policy/strategy from Indiana University.
He also is an associate professor at WWU and an associate professor emeritus of San Diego State University, in both instances specializing in business and society issues. His research interests include managerial ethics and values, corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, the meaning of work, and social entrepreneurship.
He has also taught at San Diego State University, Rice University, Indiana University and California State University, Bakersfield.