Paul E. Tesluk, the interim dean of the University at Buffalo’s School of Management since July, has been permanently named to the post.
Tesluk’s appointment, which takes effect Monday, follows an international search for a replacement for Arjang A. Assad, who stepped down as dean of the management school after nearly seven years to lead the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.
Tesluk has taught at UB since 2011 and is an expert in the academic fields of leadership, team effectiveness and organizational performance.
“Tesluk’s leadership and impact as a scholar, administrator and educator set him apart within a distinguished pool of top candidates,” said Satish Tripathi, UB’s president, in a statement. “In addition to these impressive qualifications, he has a deep, broad and sophisticated understanding of the UB School of Management’s distinctive strengths.”
Before joining UB, Tesluk was on the faculty for 13 years at the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he served as chairman of the Department of Management and Organization and was co-director of the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change.
Tesluk has doctoral and master’s degrees from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Tesluk and his wife, Megan Hurley, are Buffalo natives who returned to the region in 2012. Tesluk commuted to UB from Washington, D.C., during his first year on the faculty after having been away from the region for more than 25 years.