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April 30, 2009

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UT Tyler Appoints New Dean of College of Business and Technology


Dr. D. Harold Doty has been named the dean of the College of Business and Technology at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Peter J. Fos, provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.

Doty, who will begin at UT Tyler on May 11, 2009,  succeeds Dr. Jim L. Tarter who returned to teaching. 

“Dr. Doty brings a wealth of experience to the position, and we are pleased to welcome him to the university. He will be a great asset to the College of Business and Technology,” Fos said.

Doty comes to UT Tyler after having served as professor of management and was the former dean of the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Prior to joining Southern Mississippi, he served as chair of the Department of Strategy and Human Resources in the Whitman School at Syracuse University and on the faculty at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

He holds a Ph.D. in management and master’s of business administration degrees from UT Austin.

Doty and co-authors have been nominated for the 2004 Outstanding Empirical Paper Award at the Eastern Academy of Management and has been awarded the 1997 Scholarly Achievement Award by the Human Resources division of the Academy Management and the 1993 Academy of Management Journal Best Article Award.

He has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Business Research, Contemporary Psychology and ACA Journal among others.

Doty served multiple terms on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Journal and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several other premier journals in his field.  His primary research interests include strategic management, strategic human resource management, organizational design, motivation and other factors influencing individual and firm performance.

He has participated in numerous consulting or contract research projects for organizations including CGG North America, International Business Machines, American Compensation Association, Department of Labor, Army Research Institute and Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. 

In addition, he has provided consulting services to a variety of not-for-profit organizations and small businesses.  He also has delivered executive education for Syracuse University, Cornell University and the University of Arkansas.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. Nearly 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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