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Christopher Earley is to quit his job as dean of the National University of Singapore Business School to move back to the US, as dean of the University of Connecticut’s School of Business, from January 1, 2008. Prof Earley joined NUS as dean in June 2005, though had previously been a visiting professor there.
Prior to his appointment at NUS, Prof Earley, 47, was professor of organisational behaviour at London Business School. He has also taught on the faculties of Indiana University, University of Arizona, University of Minnesota and University of California, Irvine.
A specialist in global management and emotional intelligence, Prof Earley has published more than 10 books and does consulting work for a wide range of companies.
University of Connecticut president Philip Austin said: ”Dr. Earley is a leader in the global business school community. He is passionate about business education within a global context, and we are confident that his strong record of leadership will lead to a new era of growth and progress for UConn’s School of Business.”