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College Leadership

The Monte Ahuja College of Business is led by faculty, staff, executives in residence and visiting committee members. Each group plays a vital role in ensuring the success of our students and the College. To learn more


Dean: Dr. Richard ReedDr. Richard Reed

Dr. Richard Reed, professor in the Department of Management serves as the interim Dean for the College. He has graciously agreed to this role while a search for a dean is conducted.

Dr. Reed is a well-respected member of the faculty and accomplished researcher. His research focus has been on issues of strategy content and innovation strategy, including work on late movers, issues in technology transfer and misleading financial disclosures. He works with doctoral students and teaches strategy classes for MBA and Executive MBA students.

In addition to his work within the Monte Ahuja College of Business, Dr. Reed has served on the Cleveland State University Graduate Council and the University Research Council. He has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and has served as co-editor-in-chief of the American Business Journal. A founding member of the Strategic Management Society, he is also a member of the Academy of Management.

Prior to joining the Monte Ahuja College of Business, Dr. Reed held a variety of positions at Washington State University's Carson College of Business, where he was chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship as well as the James Huber Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies. He holds a doctorate in strategic management from the University of Bradford, where he also earned a master's degree in business administration. At Leed's Polytechnic, he received a post-graduate diploma in management studies.

Dr. Raj JavalgiAssociate Dean Graduate Programs, Strategic Initiatives & Research: Dr. Raj Javalgi

Dr. Rajshekhar (Raj) G. Javalgi is the Associate Dean Graduate Programs, Strategic Initiatives and Research. A recognized scholar in the field of international business and entrepreneurship, Dr. Javalgi ensures the faculty has access to the resources and support needed for effective scholarship and professional growth. Dr. Javalgi serves as the Director of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programs, teaches courses at the graduate level on International Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, Multi-national Management, Strategic Management and emerging markets.

A prolific scholar, he has published over 125 articles in leading scholarly journals in addition to his work in helping to secure grants and funding to develop and support business education. Dr. Javalgi also works with the business community to provide critical business research, assist in their strategic planning projects and remains engaged in the Northeast Ohio entrepreneurial community.