Dr. Stefanie Lenway

Dr. Stefanie Lenway
Eli Broad College of Business

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Stefanie Lenway, who has 30 years of experience   as a business researcher and university administrator, is the new Eli   and Edythe L. Broad Dean of the Eli Broad College of Business and Eli Broad Graduate School of Management effective July 16, 2010. She is the   10th dean – and the first female dean – in the history of MSU’s business   college.

Lenway previously served as dean of the University of   Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration (2005-2010). During her tenure at Illinois, she worked to brand the business college   around entrepreneurship, innovation and international partnerships. She   spearheaded the launch of the UIC International Center for Futures and   Derivatives, which aims to link connections between financial markets in   the United States and China. She also played a prominent role in the   creation of the UIC Innovation Center, a multidisciplinary undertaking   between the colleges of Architecture and the Arts, Business   Administration and Engineering.

Lenway has also served as an   administrator and faculty member at the University of Minnesota (1984 to   2005) and as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis   (1981 to 1984).

She has served as a consultant to senior managers in international firms such as 3M Co., Nokia, Applied Materials and Honeywell on topics such as how businesspeople can build global mindsets   and how companies design global innovation strategies. She also has published articles on international business and is the author of two books, including "Managing New Industry Creation," which chronicles the   evolution of flat screen TV technologies.

Lenway began her   research career with a focus on U.S. international trade policy and the   role of multilateral trade agreements in mitigating against trade   protection. She went on to focus more specifically on the impact of U.S.  trade policy on corporate strategy.