On the move

Paul Herr

Paul Herr has been appointed head of the marketing department. Herr joined Pamplin in 2009 as the Virginia-Carolinas Professor of Purchasing.

A distinguished scholar in consumer psychology, Herr has served on the editorial boards of major journals, including the Journal of Consumer Psychology and the Journal of Consumer Research. He teaches courses related to marketing strategy, consumer decision-making, and consumer welfare.

Herr previously taught at the University of Colorado, Carnegie Mellon University, and Indiana University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and his doctorate from Indiana University.

He succeeds Kent Nakamoto, who had been serving in a dual role and is now focusing solely on his responsibilities as associate dean for research.

Rebecca Murray

Robin Camputaro has been appointed interim director of the professional MBA program. She had been serving as associate director for MBA marketing and recruiting since 2011.

Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Camputaro served as manager of advertising and concessions for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. She was previously marketing manager at General Growth Properties, a mail management firm, and food services company ARAMARK.

Camputaro earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her MBA from Jacksonville University.

Parviz Ghandforoush

Parviz Ghandforoush has been appointed interim associate dean for extended campus. He will continue leading the master of information technology program as executive director, in addition to serving as director of the Evening MBA program.

Ghandforoush is a professor of business information technology with more than 25 years of academic and professional experience in information technology and management science.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Texas and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University.

Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business Magazine Spring 2014

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