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Dr. Alan Miciak to Head School of Business Administration

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty today named Dr. Alan Miciak dean of Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business. Miciak comes to Duquesne from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
"Dr. Miciak is a seasoned administrator possessing a combination of strong academic leadership and savvy business sense," said Dougherty. "I am confident he will enhance the school's position in the market, strengthening our undergraduate and graduate programs and continuing our tradition of producing some of the region's top business professionals."

"Building on the history and reputation of Duquesne University, the business school will focus on developing "destination quality" graduate and undergraduate programs for regional, national and international markets," said Miciak. "I look forward to working with the region's corporate and public sector leaders in aligning the school's research agenda and academic programs with the economic priorities and opportunities that will support the requirements of local companies."

Alan Miciak joined the Sobey School of Business as dean in 2002. Under his leadership, the Sobey School of Business developed a new strategic plan for the business school, introduced a new brand identity and successfully achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in the spring of 2004. Previously, he was a faculty member of Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, where he also served as director of the Executive MBA Program.

Miciak's research interests include brand management, celebrity advertising, service quality and customer satisfaction measurement, and business-to-business marketing. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Advertising. Miciak's corporate experience includes being a national account manager for Unisys
Corporation. As a teacher, author and consultant, Miciak specializes in marketing management and customer service issues.

Miciak received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at Kent State University, with a focus on marketing and international business. He will begin his duties as dean on August 1, 2005.

About the Duquesne University School of Business
Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business are among an elite 15 percent of business schools worldwide that meet the rigorous academic standards necessary to earn accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school's longstanding commitment to teaching ethical leadership further distinguishes it from other programs. Additionally, Duquesne's proximity to the commercial hub of downtown Pittsburgh provides students with a competitive edge due to the many opportunities to gain professional experience through internships with local corporations.

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