Kicking off the 2021–22 academic year, the Broad College welcomes the next generation of leaders to fill a blend of newly created and existing positions.
Chief of Staff
Daniel Spadafore joins the Broad College as its inaugural chief of staff, effective November 2021. Spadafore will direct and oversee operational activities, initiatives and projects for the college.
Spadafore has an extensive background in higher education administration; he has spent over eight years at Michigan State University as senior director of international advancement for International Studies & Programs. In this role, he oversaw the Office of International Advancement and was highly successful in alumni relations, working closely with Broad faculty, staff and students to connect with our international alumni, stakeholders and donors.
As a seasoned higher education administrator, Spadafore brings leadership experience in institutional advancement, international relations, enrollment management and student development to the Broad College.
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Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Matthew Anderson, associate professor of accounting and information systems, has been appointed as the associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Anderson has been with the Broad College for 33 years, teaching at the doctoral, master’s and undergraduate levels and serving as an advocate for DEI in various roles throughout that time. He has served in this role previously — from 2010 to 2014 — and has been a senior adviser to the dean and a faculty excellence advocate since 2014, helping to increase recruitment and hiring of underrepresented minorities and women on the college’s faculty.
In his return to the role, Anderson will work with fellow associate deans, academic unit heads and program directors to ensure we support a diverse body of students, faculty and staff; instill equity in college policies and procedures; and encourage an inclusive and supportive climate and culture.
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Associate Dean for Faculty and Doctoral Programs
Charles Hadlock, Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Chair in Finance, will serve as associate dean for faculty and doctoral programs. Hadlock will replace Robert Wiseman, who has held these responsibilities as the college’s senior associate dean.
For the past 23 years, Hadlock has served the college in various capacities. Notably, he was the director of the finance doctoral program from 2002 to 2004 and again from 2005 to 2015, in addition to being the associate chairperson and the interim chairperson for the Department of Finance from 2008 to 2010.
In this role, Hadlock will focus on the hiring, retention and mentoring of faculty, with a focus on promoting excellence in teaching and learning. In addition, he will oversee the college’s doctoral programs, including supporting their recruitment, supervision and placements.
Associate Dean for Research
John Hollenbeck, Eli Broad Professor and University Distinguished Professor of Management, will be the inaugural associate dean for research. Hollenbeck will assume his responsibilities from Robert Wiseman, who oversaw research as the college’s senior associate dean.
With over 35 years at MSU, Hollenbeck has personally been a part of the university’s growth and transformation over the decades and is poised to lead. He is a renowned, award-winning scholar in the realm of team dynamics and work motivation who has published more than 100 articles and book chapters on these topics. Throughout his career, he has taken on numerous research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. National Science Foundation.
Hollenbeck’s new position will be a dual role in which he will also serve as the director of the Broad College’s Institute for Business Research, as he has done since the institute was created in 2015. In that time, Hollenbeck has doubled the college’s awarded research funding, and he plans to continue this momentum.
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Department Chair: Marketing
Suman Basuroy, professor of marketing and co-director of the marketing doctoral program, is the Department of Marketing’s newest chairperson, taking the helm from Richard Spreng, associate professor of marketing.
Basuroy joined the Broad College last January after being the Graham Weston Endowed Professor, marketing Ph.D. program coordinator and chairman of the marketing department at the University of Texas San Antonio’s College of Business.
He earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, master’s in economics from Carnegie-Mellon University and undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Brandeis University.
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Department Chair: Management
Kent Miller, professor of management, will lead the Department of Management as its chairperson, replacing Don Conlon, Gambrel Family Endowed Professor.
Miller has been with the Broad College for 16 years, teaching strategic management and organization courses for the Full-Time and Executive MBA programs. Prior to joining Michigan State, he served on the management faculty of Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management for 14 years. He has also been a visiting professor at Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo and New York University’s Stern School of Business.
He specialized in strategic management and organization while earning a doctorate in business administration from the University of Minnesota. In addition, Miller earned his M.A. and B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin and Wheaton College, respectively.
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Director of the School of Hospitality Business
Karthik Namasivayam joins the Broad College’s School of Hospitality Business as the John and Becky Duffey Professor of Hospitality Business and Director of the School, replacing Carl Borchgrevink.
Namasivayam comes to Michigan State University from the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he was professor and chair of the Department of Hospitality Management. Prior to RIT, he was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs at the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland.
He obtained his Ph.D. and master’s in hospitality administration from Cornell University and has undergraduate degrees in economics from Madras University and hospitality management from Institute of Catering Technology.
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Director of Undergraduate Student Engagement
Ken Horne will be the inaugural director for undergraduate student engagement.
Horne has served as a Broad academic adviser since 2016; prior to that, he was the outreach coordinator for Residential and Hospitality Services at MSU. He has been involved with the integration between student engagement and curriculum by reimagining seminars and orientation for first-year students as well as engagement initiatives like Broad Scholars Undergraduate Research Program and onboarding.
In this role, Horne will be instrumental in moving forward with the Broad 360 platform to provide visibility for the many activities and events in which students can participate to develop their skills and capabilities. He will also facilitate pathways for communication and collaboration among our student organizations and collaborate with undergraduate support teams to enhance student success through engagement.
Director of Multicultural Business Programs
Ed Tillett joins the college as the new director of Multicultural Business Programs, replacing Ernest Betts.
Tillett has devoted his career to undergraduate student success at MSU and the University of Texas at Austin, focused primarily on student life and career services. Most recently, he has served as the diversity initiatives coordinator within MSU’s Career Services Network, directing diversity and inclusion programming for over 10,000 minoritized students and professional development and training for the center’s staff.
He has also served as a career consultant at MSU’s Lyman Briggs College and the College of Nursing. Over the last five years, he has been active within the Broad College, providing DEI training to student groups and serving as a seminar instructor for first-year students. He brings a wealth of expertise and energy to elevate MBP’s work going forward.