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.
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.Solomon to lead ADA complianceAllison Solomon, who is director of Disability Support Services, is the new ADA Compliance Officer for UAB. Her appointment was effective Sept. 5.Phillips is new associate director for CTLScott Phillips’ interests in the use of technology in teaching and curriculum development ‘opens new possibilities’ for faculty.McMahon to be next dean of Graduate SchoolLori McMahon, Ph.D., will enrich excellence and innovation in graduate education through professional and career-development initiatives and lead collaborative efforts for recruitment and outreach with various academic units to attract highly qualified students.Cowart named assistant dean for BusinessAssistant Professor Lary Cowart, Ph.D., is the new assistant dean for accreditation in the Collat School of Business. He assumes those duties from Professor Jack Howard, Ph.D., who had served as associate dean for faculty development and research since 2013.Three honored as emeritus facultyThree longtime faculty in the UAB School of Medicine have been honored as emeritus professors. They are John T. Carpenter, M.D., James R. Jackson, Ph.D., and Luis O. Vasconez, M.D.Business selects sales, marketing expert as new chairC. Michael Wittmann, Ph.D., will be the new chair of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics in the Collat School of Business, effective July 1. Wittmann comes to UAB from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he chairs its Department of Marketing and Merchandising.Endowed chair, professor appointed in School of MedicineProfessor Ravi Bhatia, M.D., is the next holder of the Martha Ann and David L. May Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and Professor Edward W. Hook III, M.D., was chosen to be the inaugural holder of the Cobbs Endowed Professorship in Infectious Diseases.Barnes selected to lead Enrollment ManagementBradley Barnes, Ph.D., has been named vice provost for Enrollment Management, and his first day at UAB will be July 15. Barnes, who will report to Provost Linda Lucas, will lead a comprehensive enrollment-management unit to develop strategies for student recruitment, admissions, retention and persistence to graduation.