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Vahid Lotfi serves as Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs at the University of Michigan-Flint (UM-Flint). He is also serving as the School of Management Acting Dean. He has served as the associate provost/senior vice provost since 2001 and oversees the Office of Graduate Programs, Information Technology Services, Office of Research, Office of Extended Learning, the International Center, and the International Global Studies program. Prior to his current appointment, he served as the Executive Director of Information Technology Services and founding Interim Director of Online Learning Program at UM-Flint from 1996 to 2001. Dr. Lotfi holds the rank of Professor of Management Science in the School of Management at UM-Flint. Before joining the University of Michigan-Flint in 1990, he served as assistant professor of Management Science in the School of Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. Dr. Lotfi has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Operations Research, from SUNY at Buffalo. He has published numerous research articles and has co-authored five books in the areas of management science and operations management. He has presented in many national and international conferences. Dr. Lotfi is also a certified Consultant-Evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Yener Kandogan joined the University of Michigan-Flint in 2002. He currently serves as a Professor of International Business and the Associate Dean of the School of Management. He received his Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Michigan in 2001. He previously taught at the University of Michigan as well as University of Notre Dame. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in international business and economics. His recent publications appeared in the Review of International Economics, Journal of World Business, Thunderbird International Business Review, European Journal of International Management, Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Journal of Applied Economics, Journal of International and Global Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Integration, Review of Applied Economics, International Economic Journal, and Journal of Business Ethics. He also served as a referee to many journals in international economics and business literature. He is also a faculty associate at the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies of the University of Michigan, and frequent contributor to William Davidson Institute working paper series of Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. He has many service contributions to the School and the University in several committees including Strategic Planning Steering Committee, several faculty and staff search committees, Design Team for SOM Space at a new building, Ad-hoc Course Evaluations Task Force, Critical Issues Luncheons Faculty Committee, Campus Master Plan Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee, International Business Student Organization Faculty Advisor, Executive Board for the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, SOM Library Liaison, Beta Gamma Sigma - Sergeant at Arms, and Maintenance of Accreditation Committee. As Associate Dean, he is responsible for maintenance and improvement of programs' quality including assurance of learning activities, and their promotion and expansion, preparation of articulation agreements including with international partners, maintenance of AACSB accreditation, faculty/staff/student recruitment and retention, supervision of staff, and communication with other university departments.
Executive Secretary to the Dean
Kristin Arntz is the Executive Secretary to the Dean for the School of Management. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Michigan-Flint. Kristin has been employed by the university since 2007, in her previous position she worked as secretary to the Communication and Visual Arts department and as the Alumni Coordinator to the office of Development and Alumni Relations. Kristin plans to pursue a Master of Public Administration at UM-Flint.