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Arizona State Announces New Business School Dean

Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business has a new dean.

ASU announced this week that Ohad Kadan will be named the new dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business, effective July 1, 2022. Kadan comes from the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis., where he is currently serving as the vice dean for education and globalization and as the H. Frederick Hagemann Jr. Professor of Finance.

“I am thrilled to be joining W. P. Carey and ASU, and am looking forward to the continued growth of an already outstanding school,” Kadan says in a press release. “One of the things that most excites me about W. P. Carey is our commitment to inclusive access to world-class business education.”


In his current role at the Olin Business School, Kadan oversees undergraduate, graduate and global programs, as well as Olin’s Center for Digital Education. As vice dean, he has introduced a number of innovative programs that focus on values, data, global orientation and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Kadan, who holds a PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is also an award-wining researcher and educator. His research covers a variety of aspects of liquidity, information, risk, and incentives in financial markets, which has been regularly cited in top academic journals.


Kadan will replace Amy Ostrom, a professor of marketing and the PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership, who is currently serving interim dean at W.P. Carey.

“It has been an honor to serve the school through this period of transition, and I am equally honored to hand the reins over to Ohad,” Ostrom says. “He will be an excellent steward of our school, pushing us to achieve new heights while staying committed to our values of excellence, integrity, impact and community.”

Kadan says he’s honored to join ASU in leading business education to new frontiers.

“W. P. Carey prides itself on channeling ASU’s spirit of innovation and rethinking what’s next in business education,” he says. “I am excited to lead the school into emerging areas, while never losing sight of our commitment to student success and cutting-edge research.”

Sources: Arizona State University, Washington University in St. Louis

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