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Associate Dean Shawn Berman Named Acting Dean of the Anderson School

January 12, 2017

Shawn Berman, Acting Dean(Albuquerque, NM) Shawn Berman, Ph.D., has been named Acting Dean of the Anderson School of Management, effective January 3, 2017. The appointment comes after the UNM Board of Regents named Dean Craig White acting provost while Provost Chaouki Abdallah serves as acting president until a new university president is hired.

Dr. Berman, a Professor of Business and Society, has served as the Associate Dean of the Anderson School since 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Occidental College, and his Ph.D. in Strategic Management from the University of Washington. Dr. Berman joined the faculty at Anderson in 2007.

Dr. Berman takes over the role of dean as the school begins construction of the new McKinnon Center for Management (MCM) at the Anderson School. The new center will allow Anderson to continue to be at the forefront of business education in New Mexico. The groundbreaking is scheduled for Monday, January 30 at 11:00a.m. and the 18-month project is scheduled to be completed in May 2018.

"I look forward to this opportunity to serve the Anderson Community during the excitement of the construction of the McKinnon Center for Management," says Dr. Berman. "During my time as acting dean I am excited about helping lead Anderson into the future and exploring new ways to make our great school even greater. I also hope to serve as an advocate for our students, faculty, staff, and programs."

Dr. Berman is the Anderson Alumni Endowed Professor of Management in the Department of Organizational Studies and serves as a UNM Bill Daniels Business Ethics Fellow. He has won several awards for his teaching and recently served as one of the inaugural Distinguished Teaching Fellows at UNM’s Honor College. Dr. Berman was elected Division Chair of Social Issues in Management Division of the Academy of Management from 2011-2012; and was named a Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center of Applied Ethics, Darden School, University of Virginia, in 2012.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.