Dr. Joseph Daniels, who has served as the acting James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration since May 2019, has been named to the permanent post, Provost Kimo Ah Yun announced today. The longtime professor of economics at Marquette will assume the role immediately.
The announcement comes after a nine-month national search and dozens of interviews with a broad array of campus stakeholders. Ultimately, the search committee brought four finalists to campus who each made two-day visits to meet with various groups of faculty, students, staff and senior leaders.
“Throughout his tenure as interim Keyes Dean, Dr. Daniels demonstrated a desire to advance the College of Business Administration in significant and meaningful ways, and what he accomplished over the past eight months made it clear that he is the right leader for the college at this important point in its history,” Provost Ah Yun says. “I look forward to working closely with Dr. Daniels as he continues to execute on the College of Business Administration’s ambitious vision for the future.”
“It is truly an honor to be called to serve the college I have called home for three decades as the next Keyes Dean of Business Administration,” Daniels says. “I have enjoyed working with my colleagues throughout the university, but especially the talented faculty, staff and students within the college. Together, we have charted a new course for business education at Marquette, and I am excited about what more we can accomplish together soon and well into the future.”
Prior to serving as interim dean, Daniels was chair of the Economics Department, which serves students in the College of Business Administration and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. He was also co-director of the Center for Applied Economics. Additionally, Daniels has served on the University Financial Planning and Review Committee, the Dean’s Executive Council for the College of Business Administration, and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences.
Daniels, who has a bachelor’s degree in business economics and political science from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, received his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Indiana University – Bloomington with specializations in international trade and finance. He is widely published in economics, finance and political science, and his research has appeared in outlets such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking; Journal of International Money and Finance; Journal of Monetary Economics / Carnegie Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy; and International Tax and Public Finance, and he has been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal and Foreign Policy. He teaches international currency markets and international trade and is the recipient of university-wide teaching awards from Indiana University and Marquette University.
Daniels served as a Visiting Fulbright Chair of Governance and Public Policy at McMaster University, the Farr Distinguished Visiting Professor of International Finance in the Economics Department at Wake Forest University, and as a Visiting Fulbright Research Scholar in the International Relations Program at the University of Toronto. He has functioned as an officially credentialed media expert at G7/G8 economic summits and has been interviewed by a wide range of media outlets including the Washington Post, New York Times, and Financial Times.
Provost Ah Yun extends his gratitude to the search committee, chaired by Dr. Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing.
“I’d like to thank the search committee for its thoughtful approach in bringing forth an incredibly talented slate of candidates,” he says. “The committee’s service to the university should be commended.”