Dean Anne P. Massey

Anne P. Massey will become the Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business in mid-August.

Prior to joining the Wisconsin School of Business, Massey served as a researcher, teacher, and administrator at Indiana University and the Kelley School of Business in Bloomington. Her broad and varied leadership roles resulted in innovative cross-campus collaborations, new funding sources, and mutually beneficial relationships with industry partners.

Massey is a thought leader on technology-driven innovation processes and strategies, particularly as they relate to team performance. Throughout her career, she has leveraged interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary relationships, creating environments that inspire students, foster research excellence, and nurture an engaged community.

This is a pivotal moment for business education. We have the potential to lead efforts to overcome disciplinary boundaries. In doing so, the Wisconsin School of Business and UW–Madison can help develop better solutions to real problems—solutions found only at the intersection of different thought worlds.

Collaborative Leadership

As a former associate vice president in the Office of the Executive Vice President for University Academic Affairs at Indiana University, Massey played a leadership role focused on the academic relations mission across all eight campuses. Leveraging her expertise in technology adoption and use, she led complex technology-based initiatives that resulted in greater effectiveness, efficiency, and visibility in the operation of the University. Prior to her university-level appointment, Massey served as a top administrator in faculty and academic affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, overseeing promotion and tenure policies and practices, and leading related change initiatives that fostered collaboration across disciplines.

Forward-Thinking Research

While holding her administrative appointments, Massey held the title of the Dean’s Research Professor of information systems. Her research focuses on how technology can support individual, group, and organizational performance, with application to areas such as information technology (IT)-enabled services, collaborative work, and healthcare. She has published more than 100 articles, book chapters, and conference proceedings in leading academic journals and outlets. Massey has received awards for her research and has been ranked among the most productive information systems researchers. Her work has also received funding and support from industry partners, as well as institutions such as the National Science Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and others.

Innovation in Teaching

Massey has been recognized for innovation and excellence in teaching, receiving the IU Board of Trustees’ Distinguished Teaching Award and Kelley’s MBA Distinguished Faculty Teaching Excellence Award on several occasions. She has also been recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek as an Outstanding MBA Faculty Member. As former chair of the Information Systems Department at the Kelley School, Massey introduced curriculum innovations that contributed to high national rankings for the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in information systems.

Massey received a doctorate in decision sciences and engineering systems, a Master of Science in industrial engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in management, all from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

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