Moreton promoted to associate dean

Patrick S. Moreton, Ph.D., has been promoted to associate dean at the Olin Business School, announced Mahendra R. Gupta, Ph.D., dean and the Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management.

Moreton will continue to serve as managing director of the Washington University-Fudan University Executive MBA Program, ranked the seventh-best international executive MBA program in the world and the best program in mainland China, according to fall 2007 rankings by The Financial Times.

“Patrick has been a valued member of the Olin family since 1999 — first, as a faculty member of the strategy group and, since 2004, as assistant dean and managing director of the EMBA-Shanghai program,” Gupta said.

“Under Patrick’s strong leadership, enrollments have risen, the curriculum has been revitalized and student and faculty support has become world-class,” he said.

Moreton earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego, in 1983, a master’s in business administration from Harvard University in 1991 and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2000.

Before his doctoral studies, he was a management consultant in San Francisco and a research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Moreton joined the Olin School as assistant professor of organization and strategy. He has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs and is a four-time recipient of the Reid Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.

The 18-month EMBA-Shanghai program was among the first U.S.-Sino joint EMBA programs in China when it was established in 2002.