New Academic Director of the Trans-Global Executive MBA Program...

Professor Linda Herkenhoff has been named Academic Director of the Trans-Global Executive MBA (T-GEMBA) program starting July 1, 2012 after the completion of her current sabbatical leave. In her new position, Professor Herkenhoff will be responsible for the strategic academic oversight of the program; country selection and program execution oversight for overseas courses; overseas trip coordination oversight; Social Services Management (project selection and program delivery); Global Executive Negotiation Project, Global Creativity and Innovation and Global Mentorship program (oversight and program recruitment interview interfaces). She will be directly working with Dr. Yung-Jae Lee, Associate Dean of Graduate Business Programs and the Graduate Business and Global Programs staff to maintain and grow the success of this unique program.

Linda has previously served as the co-director of our Sports Management MBA Program and served as member and chair of numerous graduate business, school and college committees. She has been instrumental in establishing the Teaching Excellence Initiative in SEBA; has represented Graduate Business, SEBA and the College at numerous fora and conferences, both domestic and overseas; and has represented and spoken on behalf of the school at numerous corporate, governmental and non-profit venues. She has conducted international courses and training seminars during her career and has been a consultant to many domestic and international organizations.

Linda was immediate past Director of Human Resources at Stanford University and currently is a Senior Advisor for the Andrew Mellon Foundation in association with a healthcare initiative in higher education. Her varied career includes 16 years as a geo-physicist for Chevron, a period as VP for Human Resources for EDS and a consulting role for senior management at Bechtel. She received her undergraduate degree in geophysics from the University of Western Ontario in Canada; holds dual masters degrees from Saint Mary's College (MBA) and UC Berkeley (M.Eng) and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Western Australia. She is extensively traveled and has worked on four continents.