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March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professor
Scott Moore has been named Dean of the Undergraduate School at
Moore comes to Babson from the Ross School of Business,
University of Michigan, where he holds the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship - the university's highest recognition for outstanding contributions to undergraduate teaching. He served as the Bachelor of Business Administration Faculty Program Director from 2004-2011 at the Ross School.
"I am so excited to be joining the Babson community. I love the focus on undergrads, business, the liberal arts, entrepreneurship, and the entirety of the student experience," said Moore.
"We are pleased to welcome Professor
Scott Moore to Babson and to the Undergraduate School," said Babson Provost Shahid Ansari. "Moore is passionate about teaching undergraduates, having twice won the BBA student-voted teaching awards at
Michigan. We look forward to working with him to build on our success in undergraduate education."
Moore is the author of several scholarly articles focusing on communication languages, supply chain management, and online selling mechanisms. He is the author of nearly two dozen teaching cases used in the new class he created for the BBA program. He is also active in
Michigan's entry in the on-line teaching space.
His current research focus is two-pronged. His technology-focused research uses evolutionary algorithms and multi-agent modeling as tools to investigate business problems from supply chain management to auction design to warehouse location. His recent articles investigate auctions and posted price sales by running billions of simulated auctions. Previously, he developed a language for automating complex electronic communication and then looked at the effects of applying this technology to EDI, workflow automation, and electronic commerce. His other line of research is on the use of educational technologies to support face-to-face classes and on-site students. Just last year he developed over 40 lectures for an online class for on-site undergraduates and then investigated issues related to motivation, learning, and performance.