Mitzi Montoya, Zelnak Professor of Marketing Innovation in the College of Management, has been named assistant dean of research for the college. In this added role, she will strengthen the college’s faculty research infrastructure. This includes helping faculty to identify new funded research opportunities involving companies and funding agencies and new opportunities for collaborative research involving the college’s faculty and colleagues across campus.
In addition to faculty research, Montoya will be developing new opportunities for companies to engage students in business research, including working with students in project-based classes and on an individual basis. This is in keeping with the college’s focus on bringing real-world experience to its students and value to its partner companies.
Montoya also chairs the college’s research committee, and will be working closely with Brian Thomas, the college’s director of research development.