The University of Chicago's Booth School of Business has named a new dean, Stanford accounting scholar Madhav Rajan.
Rajan, who will join the school July 1, is currently the Robert K. Jaedicke professor of accounting in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
From 2010 until last year, Rajan was the senior associate dean for academic affairs at Stanford's Graduate School of Business where he headed the school's MBA program, overseeing admission, curriculum, the student experience and career management. He launched new joint-degree programs with the engineering school and rolled out initiatives for tighter integration with the university.
Rajan's primary area of research is the economics-based analysis of management accounting issues. He has written two books and several articles and working papers.
He was a member of the faculty at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania from 1996 until his move to Stanford in 2001. In 2007-2008, he held a visiting professorship at Booth.
Rajan received his undergraduate degree at the University of Madras in India. He holds a doctoral degree and two master's degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.
Corporate finance and accounting professor Douglas Skinner served as Booth's interim dean since the previous dean, Sunil Kumar, left last year to become provost at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.