The Purdue University Krannert School of Management has named David Hummels dean. He has been serving in the position on an interim basis since September and has been with the school since 2000. Late last year, Purdue announced Christopher Earley was stepping down from the post to focus on his full-time faculty role.

Prior to his career at Purdue, Hummels was part of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business faculty.

Purdue Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Deba Dutta says Hummels “has served Krannert and Purdue exceptionally during his time as interim dean, and I have full confidence that his vision and leadership will provide a firm foundation for Krannert to continue to expand on its reputation for excellence.”

Purdue says Hummels' international trade research has focused on topics including offshoring, product differentiation and barriers to trade.

His portfolio of published works spans four books and over 40 research articles in major economic journals.

The University of Michigan and University of Colorado graduate will begin in the permanent role immediately.

Hummels said Krannert has a “proud legacy of educating the leaders of some of the most successful companies in the world and producing foundational scholarship on business and economics.”

Source: Purdue University

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