Hasan Pirkul: Dean of the Naveen Jindal School of Management
Oct. 7, 2011
During the last 15 years, Dean Hasan Pirkul has transformed the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas into one of the nation’s foremost public business schools through his leadership and guidance.
Dr. Hasan Pirkul
The school’s academic programs are now ranked by BusinessWeek, Financial Times and U.S. News & World Report. Among public business schools, two SOM programs (Professional MBA and Executive MBA) are ranked in the top 10 by BusinessWeek. Dr. Pirkul helped create the UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings™, a benchmark of faculty research output in leading peer-reviewed journals.The school has steadily climbed in those rankings, moving from 40th in 2005 to 16th worldwide in 2011.
In 2003, Dr. Pirkul oversaw construction of the school’s 204,000-square-foot home, a $38 million facility. Rapid growth in student enrollment, from 2,252 in 1996 to 6,316 in fall 2011 — an increase of 280 percent — facilitated the new building.
During Dr. Pirkul’s tenure, the number of faculty at the school has more than tripled, from 45 to 154, with 15 named professorships. The number of academic programs has tracked increases in other areas, going from six degrees in 1996 to 26 degrees and more than a dozen certificates in 2011.
Dr. Pirkul has created an academic environment that fosters scholarly inquiry, innovative teaching, research productivity and the development of forward-thinking programs — such as Healthcare Management, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship — that will help drive a technology-based global economy.
In addition to his appointment as dean, Dr. Pirkul concurrently holds the Caruth Chair of Management. Before joining UT Dallas, he was at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University, where he was director of Information Systems Programs and founding director of the Center for Information Technologies in Management, as well as professor of accounting and information systems.
He earned a PhD in computer information systems and an MS in management science from the Simon School at the University of Rochester, and a BS in industrial engineering from Bogazici University in Turkey.
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