Montana State University

Moshavi named MSU College of Business dean

July 21, 2009 -- MSU News Service

Dan Moshavi (MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.)   High-Res Available

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Bozeman -- Dan Moshavi has been named dean of Montana State University's College of Business for a three-year term. Moshavi served as interim dean during the 2008-2009 academic year and has been a member of the management faculty since 2000.

"A major focus of mine will be on finding new and innovative ways to create hands-on opportunities and a personalized learning environment for our students, with a big emphasis on professional skill development," Moshavi said of his appointment.

Moshavi has taught a variety of management courses and has won more than a dozen teaching awards during his career, including the MSU President's Excellence in Teaching Award, the MSU Cox Award for Creative Scholarship and Teaching and several MSU Alumni Association / Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence. In 2003 and 2007, College of Business students voted Moshavi the Gary Bracken Student Choice Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching.

"Dan brings a great understanding of what our students need to be successful," said Joseph Fedock, MSU Provost. "I know he will lead the college in making it a place where our students are well prepared for success after they leave our campus."

Moshavi has consulted for a variety of large and small organizations, including Nike and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, helping them manage their critical interactions and relationships with both employees and customers.

He has been a research fellow with the Nemours Center for Medical Leadership and focuses his research on how organizations, especially professional service providers such as physicians, accountants, professors and others, successfully manage key stakeholder relationships.

He received his doctorate in management and organizational studies from the University of Oregon. His master's and bachelor's degrees are from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Contact: Dan Moshavi, (406) 994-4423 or