Rich Klimoski Named School of Management Dean

Posted: March 5, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery

After an intense search that considered a variety of external candidates, Richard Klimoski, interim dean of the School of Management (SOM), has been named dean for a five-year term beginning July 1.

“I am truly delighted with this selection,” says Provost Peter Stearns. “As interim dean, Rich Klimoski has already advanced the School of Management in many ways, and I look forward to further progress under his deanship, as the school pursues new educational, research and outreach goals.”

Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason, Klimoski was on the faculty at Ohio State University from 1970 to 1995. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology and Management from Purdue University.

Klimoski began his term as interim dean of SOM in July 2001, and since accepting the position has worked with the faculty to help move the school to its next phase. He joined George Mason in 1995 as a professor of psychology and director of the Center for Behavioral and Cognitive Studies and the A-E Area Program in Psychology. He served as associate dean for Outreach in the College of Arts and Sciences from 1997-2001.

Klimoski has worked with a wide variety of organizations dealing with such issues as human resource management systems, job-related stress, and quality of work life. His teaching and research interests revolve around the areas of organizational control systems in the form of performance appraisal and performance feedback programs and team performance.

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