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University of Nebraska-Lincoln • 214 CBA • Lincoln NE, 68588-0405 • 402.472.9500 • email@example.com
Donde Plowman became the ninth dean of the College of Business Administration on July 1, 2010.
Previously the Ralph and Janet Heath Professor of business and head of the Department of Management at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, she also is a tenured professor in the UNL department of management. Plowman previously was a professor of management (2000-07) at University of Texas at San Antonio, and associate dean for graduate programs and research and director of the Ph.D. program at the College of Business (2000-03). In that role she was responsible for starting the Ph.D. program in business at UT-San Antonio. From 1994 to 2000, she was an associate professor of management at UT-San Antonio, and was a visiting assistant professor at UT-Austin (1995-96) and an assistant professor of management at UT-San Antonio from 1988-94.
Her Ph.D. is in strategic management from University of Texas at Austin, her M.Ed. in higher education administration from University of North Texas, and her bachelor's in English from Southern Methodist University. In 1995, she was a visiting associate professor of management at Helsinki School of Economics and Business in Finland.
Plowman's teaching experience includes graduate, undergraduate, doctoral and executive education courses in organization theory, strategic management, organizational decision-making and organizational behavior. Her research interests are radical change and innovation in complex organizations, leadership and complexity science, organizational decision-making and the participation of individuals and groups in strategic decision-making, and organizational interpretation and mindfulness. In 2008, she received a highly coveted research award in her field: the Academy of Management Journal Best Paper Award.
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