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Indian-American named first female dean of Rutgers Camden business school

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Atlanta, GA, January 16, 2020: Indian-American Monica Adya, a noted business education innovator and a scholar in the area of IT workforce issues, was recently appointed dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

When the appointment becomes effective March 30, Adya will become the first woman to serve as dean of the Rutgers–Camden business school, says a report on the Rutgers School of Business–Camden website.

As dean, Adya will develop the academic and administrative operations of the Rutgers–Camden business school, which has 1,488 undergraduate and 451 graduate students, says the report. Established in 1988, the school has 52 full-time faculty, 49 part-time faculty, and 25 staff members and is the first business school in southern New Jersey to earn international accreditation.

Adya, 53, currently serves as chair of the management department at Marquette University’s business school. In this position, she led the growth of four undergraduate majors and two master’s programs. She developed and launched an online master’s program in supply-chain management and a master’s program in management, as well as a forthcoming interdisciplinary sports management minor.

While at Marquette, Adya has developed programming to help students emerge as socially responsible leaders in industry and in their communities. Her “Project Management” course, offered in collaboration with engineering students at Glasgow Caledonian University (UK) and with systems development teams at the Management Development Institute in India, provided students with multidisciplinary opportunities to develop socially responsible technology solutions. Her capstone course, “Systems Analysis and Design,” provided a service-learning platform that has enabled students to deliver software solutions to assist more than 40 organizations in the Milwaukee area.

She has earned many honors throughout her career, including Marquette University’s Teaching Excellence Award and the Instructional Innovation Award from the Decision Sciences Institute, as well as a special recognition award from the American Council on Education.

Adya earned her Ph.D. in management from Case Western Reserve University in 1997, her master’s degree in computer systems management from Creighton University in 1991, and her bachelor’s degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce in India in 1989.

She is married to Neeraj Adya, head of diagnostics at Genmab in Princeton. They have a son, Tanmay, and a daughter Megha.


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