Collat School of Business



Faculty Administrative Position

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    Eric Jack, Dean

    Dr. Eric P. Jack is the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Management, and Dean of the Collat School of Business at UAB. He has a BS in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Wright State University and a PhD in operations management from the University of Cincinnati. Before beginning his academic career, Jack served for 21 years as a US Air Force officer where his responsibilities involved facilities planning, design, construction, and maintenance....

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    Joel Dobbs, Director

    Dr. Dobbs is an experienced life sciences executive with over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He has served in a variety of senior leadership roles in information technology, general management, clinical research, regulatory affairs, post marketing surveillance, academia and consulting. Dr. Dobbs has served as a member of the top-tier executive team for organizations in startup, rapid-growth, turnaround, merger, integration and change phases. Dr. Dobbs...

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    Karen Kennedy, Associate Dean

    Currently, Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing in the Collat School of Business (CSOB) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Dr. Kennedy had over 10 years of marketing management experience prior to earning her PhD. from the University of South Florida, an M.B.A. from Georgia State University, and an M.S. from Florida State University (US). As Sr Associate Dean, Dr. Kennedy leads work in academic programs both at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as Professional E...

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    Molly Wasko, Associate Dean

    Dr. Molly Wasko is a Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Faculty Success in the Collat School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park and has a combined Business/Academic background with 15+ years of leadership experience in the areas of high-technology start-ups, strategic planning and organizational innovation. Her personal vision is to “create opportunities by making connections”, which encompasses ...