Craig White has been appointed interim dean of the Anderson School of Management announced UNM Provost Chaouki Adballah. The appointment is effective July 1, 2014.

“After carefully weighing the input of faculty and staff in the Anderson School of Management, I am pleased to announce Dr. Craig White as interim dean of Anderson School of Management,” said Provost Chaouki Abdallah. “Dr. White has garnered the support of his colleagues and staff, and he has a record of service and leadership at UNM, which will allow him to provide excellent stewardship in Doug Brown’s stead while we conduct a national search for a permanent dean.”

White joined UNM's Anderson School of Management in 1998 as an assistant professor. He is currently the Moss Adams professor of accounting and chair of the Department of Accounting. He holds both a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree from Texas Tech University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University. Prior to entering academia, he worked in the tax department at Price Waterhouse in Fort Worth, Texas.

White teaches in the area of federal income taxation. His research interests include the impact of tax incentives on business decision making, ownership of intellectual property, and business startups commercializing new technologies. His work has been published in a variety of academic and professional journals. White also works with organizations in using data to improve business decision making and to efficiently comply with reporting requirements.

He has twice been recognized as the New Mexico Society of CPAs Accounting Educator of the Year and is a prior recipient of the Anderson School of Management’s Community Leadership Award.

“Dean Brown leaves the Anderson School in a strong position with a number of exciting initiatives in place,” White said. “I am looking forward to working with Provost Abdallah and my colleagues at the Anderson School to build on these opportunities and prepare for the 2015-2016 AACSB Continuous Improvement Review of the School’s accreditation.”

Questions and/or comments should be directed to Interim Senior Vice Provost Carol Parker at (505) 277-2611.