Education Executives specializes in the identification, recruitment, and mentorship of senior leaders for comprehensive research universities, academic medical centers, and scientific entities.

Education Executives consultants have conducted over 300 successful searches for senior academic leaders across the nation.
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Ilene Nagel has placed senior academic leaders at 3 of the top 5 ranked medical schools in the U.S. ​as well as at 2 of the nation's top ranked academic hospital systems.
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Education Executives consultants' searches have included AAU research university presidents, provosts, and deans of engineering, law, medicine, arts and sciences, business, etc.
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Education Executives consultants have recruited senior leaders for a broad range of scientific institutions.
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Recent Placements
Dr. Fredric Wondisford
Dean, College of Medicine – Phoenix, University of Arizona

Dr. Wondisford is an experienced clinician, professor and inventor with more than 30 years of experience in academic medicine and translational research. He joins the university from Rutgers University, where he is professor and chair of the Department of Medicine in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, the Henry Rutgers Chair and Chancellor Scholar at Rutgers Health, and chief of the Medical Service at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility.
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Dr. Lucy Flesch
Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science, Purdue University

After a national search, Lucy Flesch has been selected the next Frederick L. Hovde Dean of the College of Science. Flesch is the senior associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Science and has served in that leadership position for five years.
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Dr. Jim Bullard
Inaugural Dean Daniels School of Business, Purdue University

The longest serving sitting president of Federal Reserve Banks and one of the nation’s foremost economists and respected scholar-leaders has been chosen to lead the continued transformation of the reimagined Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business (DSB) at Purdue University.
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Dr. Oliver Yao
Dean Lerner College of Business, University of Delaware

Oliver Yao, associate dean for graduate programs of the College of Business at Lehigh University and esteemed business faculty member, has been appointed dean of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics.
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Dr. Sara Hurvitz
Senior Vice President, Fred Hutch Cancer Center

Dr. Hurvitz, director of the Breast Oncology Program at UCLA will join Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and the University of Washington Department of Medicine as the Senior Vice President of the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutch and Head of the newly united Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Washington Department of Medicine.
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Dr. Ellen Granberg
President, George Washington University

Dr. Granberg Granberg, a sociology scholar who is currently provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and was previously an academic leader at Clemson University, will become the first woman to serve as GW’s president when she takes the helm of the largest university in the nation’s capital.
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Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emory University

Dr. Bellamkonda returns to Emory after serving as dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University for five years.
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Dr. Amy Ellen Schwartz
Dean, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Delaware

Dr. Schwartz professor and chair of the economics department in the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will be the new dean of the University of Delaware’s Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration.
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Dr. Dexter Voisin
Dean, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

Dr. Voisin joins CWRU from the University of Toronto where he served as the Dean of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work
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Dr. Gareth James
Dean, Goizueta Business School at Emory University

Dr. James comes to Emory from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he serves as deputy dean, E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration and professor of data sciences and operations.
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Dr. Ravi Thadhani
Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Emory University

Dr. Thadhani, chief academic officer and dean for faculty affairs for Mass General Brigham and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has been named the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs. Thadhani also will serve as executive director of Emory’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center and vice chair of the Emory Healthcare Board of Directors
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Dr. Karthik Kannan
Dean, University of Arizona Eller College of Management

Dr. Kannan joins Eller from Purdue University, where he is currently the associate dean for research and partnerships at the Krannert School of Management, director for Krenicki Center for Business Analytics & Machine Learning, as well as the Thomas Howatt Chair in Management and professor of management.
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Dr. Nathan Urban
Provost & VPAA, Lehigh University

Dr. Urban joined Lehigh from the University of Pittsburgh, where he serves as vice provost for graduate studies and strategic initiatives.
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Dr. Thomas Wang
Chair, Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Wang joined UT Southwestern from Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he was the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine.
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Dr. M. Daniele Fallin
Dean, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health

Dr. Fallin joins Emory University from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she serves as chair of the Department of Mental Health.
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Dr. Laura Carlson
Provost, University of Delaware

Dr. Laura Carlson, a distinguished administrator, educator and researcher with more than 20 years of higher education experience at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the 12th provost at the University of Delaware.
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Dr. Gregory D. Hess
President and CEO of IES Abroad

Dr. Hess joins IES from Wabash College where he served as the President.
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Dr. Kyongbum Lee
Dean, Tufts University School of Engineering

Dr. Kyongbum Lee, dean ad interim of the School of Engineering, has been chosen to become the school’s next dean following a national search to fill the position.
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Dr. Young-Jun Son
Head, School of Industrial Engineering
Purdue University College of Engineering

Dr. Son joins Purdue from the University of Arizona where he served as the Head of the Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering.
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Dr. Jorge Bezerra
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Jorge A. Bezerra, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in pediatric hepatology, has been named Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern and Pediatrician-in-Chief at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Dr. Bezerra joins UT Southwestern Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
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Key Placements
Dr. Julio Frenk
President, University of Miami

Dr. Frenk was named President of the University of Miami in 2015. He was previously the Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
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Ron Daniels
President, Johns Hopkins University

Ronald J. Daniels has served as the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University since 2009.
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Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn
President Emerita, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

A Nobel Prize-winning scientist and pioneering molecular biologist, Blackburn was named Salk's president in November of 2015.
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Johnese Spisso
President, UCLA Health, CEO, UCLA Hospital System & Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Sciences

Johns Spisso came to UCLA from UW Medicine where she was chief health system officer and vice president of medical affairs for the University of Washington.
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Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee
EVP & Dean, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dr. Lee, a world leader in hand transplantation, joined UTSW from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where he served as the Director of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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Dr. Gregory Fenves
President, Emory University

Dr. Fenves joins Emory from the University of Texas at Austin where he served as the President.
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Identification: We have an unrivaled network of senior academic leaders.

We have an unrivaled network of senior academic leaders.

Recruitment: We have extensive experience partnering with Search Committees to develop robust and diverse candidate pools.

We have extensive experience partnering with Search Committees to develop robust and diverse candidate pools.

Mentorship: We provide comprehensive service to our clients and candidates.

We provide comprehensive service to our clients and candidates.