Following an intensive national search process, Arizona State University has announced Ohad Kadan as the new dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, effective July 1, 2022.
Kadan is currently serving as the vice dean for education and globalization and as the H. Frederick Hagemann Jr. Professor of Finance at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis.
“I am thrilled to be joining W. P. Carey and ASU, and am looking forward to the continued growth of an already outstanding school,” Kadan said. “One of the things that most excites me about W. P. Carey is our commitment to inclusive access to world-class business education.”
Kadan joins the W. P. Carey School during a crucial period for higher education.
“W. P. Carey prides itself on channeling ASU’s spirit of innovation and rethinking what’s next in business education,” he said. “I am excited to lead the school into emerging areas, while never losing sight of our commitment to student success and cutting-edge research.”
In his current role, Kadan oversees the Olin Business School’s undergraduate, graduate and global programs, as well as Olin’s Center for Digital Education. An award-winning researcher and educator, his research covers different aspects of liquidity, information, risk and incentives in financial markets, and his work regularly appears in top academic journals in his field. As vice dean, he has spearheaded the introduction of multiple innovative programs with an emphasis on values, data, global orientation and multidisciplinary collaboration. Kadan holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He takes over the role from interim Dean Amy Ostrom, a professor of marketing and the PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership.
“It has been an honor to serve the school through this period of transition, and I am equally honored to hand the reins over to Ohad,” Ostrom said. “He will be an excellent steward of our school, pushing us to achieve new heights while staying committed to our values of excellence, integrity, impact and community.”
Ostrom has served as interim dean since January 2021.
As interim dean, Ostrom succeeded Amy Hillman, who had served as dean since 2013. Hillman, the Rusty Lyon Chair of Strategy and an ASU Foundation Professor, remains on faculty in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship. Hillman led the W. P. Carey School through a period of tremendous growth, including the addition of McCord Hall, the launch or reconceptualization of 20 new academic programs and a tripling in the number of U.S. News-ranked programs and disciplines.
The W. P. Carey School has continued this pace of growth — increasing enrollment by 8% in fall 2021 — and offering new degrees in Los Angeles at the ASU California Center.
“W. P. Carey is already leading business education into new frontiers. I’m honored to join that movement and continue to guide the school through a period of educational transformation,” Kadan said.