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James Wimbush

Dean, University Graduate School, Indiana University

As Dean of the University Graduate School at Indiana University (IU) — which oversees academic master's and doctoral programs on eight campuses — James Wimbush advocates for the enhancement of graduate education and improvement of the overall quality of graduate student life. He also works to increase funding for programs promoting educational equality in science, technology, engineering and math. Currently a member of the President's Cabinet, he is active in service and advisory roles at IU.

Wimbush serves nationally as Chair of the Board of Directors of the General Record Exam; member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Graduate Schools; member of the Council of Graduate Schools' Board of Directors and past Chair of its Advisory Committee on Minorities in Graduate Education. He was a member of Educational Testing Service's and the Council of Graduate Schools' joint Commission on the Future of Graduate Education, which released the 2010 report, The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States.

A professor of business administration, Wimbush has received multiple awards for his teaching of management and leadership and formerly chaired various units in the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, including the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship; Doctoral Programs; and the MBA Program.

An acknowledged national authority, Wimbush has published numerous articles on business ethics in human resource practices. He earned a doctorate in management and a master's degree in human resources management and industrial and labor relations from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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