MEMPHIS — Christian Brothers University’s (CBU) vice president for academics and student life, Paul A. Haught, has announced the appointment of Joseph H. Turek as dean of CBU’s School of Business effective June 1.
Turek comes to CBU from Lynchburg College in Virginia where he served as dean of the School of Business and Economics (SOBE) from 2007 to 2017 after serving as director of the Walter G. Mason Center for Business and Economic Research.
“We are very excited to have selected Dr. Turek to lead CBU’s School of Business,” said Haught. “His experience working to foster regional economic development is key to our strategic vision for the school, and we expect Dr. Turek to come in ready to invigorate our community partnerships while enhancing CBU’s research and educational missions.”
Turek noted, ““I am especially excited about the prospect of introducing new initiatives that further deepen CBU’s long-standing commitment to the community.”
A visiting lecturer at the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg in Dornbirn, Austria, and a faculty member in the Doctor of Education in Leadership Studies program at Lynchburg College, Turek is also former president of the Virginia Association of Economists, co-founder of the Institute for Transformative Leadership, and a member of both the Board of the Center for Economic Education and the Global Transformation Corps innovation team.
While at Lynchburg College, Turek served as chair of the Department of Economics and Finance and directed the Westover Honors Program. During his tenure as dean, SOBE was accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBP) and was ranked #2 in the nation for its work in leadership development. He received the Shirley Rosser Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001 and the Elsie Ervin Bock Award for Excellence in Citizenship in 2007.
Turek holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany, an M.P.A. from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Syracuse University.