Arline Savage, Ph.D., has been named director of the Master of Accounting Program at the UAB Collat School of Business.Savage, a renowned professor of accounting and finance in the Department of Accounting and Finance, replaces Steve Grice, Ph.D. She joined UAB’s faculty in 2012, coming from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. She has taught accounting in her native South Africa, as well as in Canada and the United States.
Savage’s expertise is a blend of professional, teaching and research achievements. She was most recently a consultant in the private equity industry, has received several teaching awards, and has accounted for more than 40 papers in academic and professional publications. Savage’s research interests include financial reporting, financial analysis and valuation, forensic accounting, business process analysis, and accounting information systems.
Mullins is chief financial officerStephanie Mullins, who had served in the role as interim CFO since July 2015, has been a contributor and leader in many initiatives, including a recent restructuring of Financial Affairs.Fanucchi named UAB’s first faculty ombudsAssociate Professor Michelle Fanucchi, Ph.D., will officially begin her role as UAB’s first faculty ombuds — an independent, confidential and impartial resource for faculty — Sept.1.New Employee Wellness director brings fresh perspective to programAnna Threadcraft joined UAB this week — just in time to help champion UAB employees competing in the Birmingham Corporate Challenge this weekend at Railroad Park.Tolwani appointed to new Rutsky professorship in nephrologyThe UA System Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new professorship and the appointment to fill it during its meeting June 17.Biggio named inaugural holder of Hauth professorshipJoseph Biggio, M.D., is the first to hold the endowed position in maternal-fetal medicine named for John Hauth, who directed the division for more than 10 years.Paustian is new QEP directorPamela Paustian, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Health Professions, has been selected as the director for UAB's Quality Enhancement Plan, "Learning in a Team Environment."Four faculty appointed to endowed positionsHerbert Chen, Ursula Isolde Wesselmann, Nicolaas Geurs and Stephanie Yates were named to endowed positions in the schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Business during the April meeting of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees.Clemon to chair Commission on the Status of WomenAnita Clemon will help lead the commission’s work to improve options and opportunities for women at every stage of their education and careers.Dilworth to lead diversity initiativesPaulette Patterson Dilworth, Ph.D., will bring 38 years experience with her to build upon UAB's longstanding reputation as one of the nation's most diverse college campuses. She will begin here Jan. 15, 2016.New executive director selected for Alys Stephens CenterAnna M. Thompson earns high praise for her extensive arts-management experience, national involvement and ability to build strong collaborations. Thompson, who comes from the University of Notre Dame, will begin work Dec. 1 and report to the Office of the President.