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Lynn Perry Wooten Named New Dean of Dyson School

periodiCALS, Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2017

Lynn Perry Wooten will be the newest David J. Nolan Dean of The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
Lynn Perry Wooten will be the newest David J. Nolan Dean of The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.

Lynn Perry Wooten, senior associate dean for academic and student excellence at the University of Michigan, has been named the David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. Wooten, also a clinical professor of strategy, management, and organizations at Michigan’s Ross School of Business, will begin her appointment at the Dyson School on July 1.

The Dyson School is shared between the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

“For a while, I have been fond of Ezra Cornell’s ethos of ‘any person ... any study,’ and now I have the honor to live this ethos by serving as dean of the Dyson School,” Wooten said. “I am looking forward to working with Dyson’s faculty, staff, and students, and excited about how at Dyson, education and research focus on business as a vehicle for making the world a better place.”

Wooten received her bachelor’s in accounting in 1988 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, her MBA in 1990 from Duke University, and her doctorate in business administration in 1995 from the University of Michigan’s Ross School. Since 1998 she has served in numerous roles at the Ross School, including co-faculty director of the Center for Positive Organizations and the Executive Leadership Institute, and associate dean of undergraduate programs.