Professor George John, the General Mills/Paul S. Gerot Chair in Marketing, has been named the new associate dean of Faculty and Research at the Carlson School. He assumed this role from Professor Sri Zaheer, who vacated the position to become interim dean.
The associate dean of Faculty and Research serves as the administration contact for the school's academic departments, faculty, research infrastructure, and doctoral programs.
John, formerly chair of the Department of Marketing, received his MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his PhD in marketing from Northwestern University. He is a nationally known expert in marketing channels, industrial marketing, and high technology. His current research has focused on branded components, trade-ins for industrial goods, and co-development of new products with suppliers. John was the 2010 recipient of the American Marketing Association Interorganizational Special Interest Group (IOSIG) Lifetime Achievement Award.