Innovation Committee


The Innovation Committee is charged with helping to empower business education providers and their partners to move deeply, strategically, and successfully in pursuit of new opportunities that positively impact business and society. The Innovation Committee explores emerging innovations and effective practices, helps to incubate ideas and a vision for business education, and guides AACSB efforts to develop reports and other content aimed at helping business education providers and their stakeholders to understand the related challenges and opportunities. The Committee evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Board on AACSB policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified challenges and opportunities. The Committee may commission independent research within the annual operating and capital budgets approved by the Board.


The Innovation Committee is appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) in consultation with the current Board Chair and the incoming Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect. The Committee is composed of at least seven members with representation from accredited and non-accredited educational Organizations, and business Organizations. Appointments should ensure that the Committee has the appropriate knowledge and skill set to fulfill its responsibilities. A majority of the Committee must be current members of the AACSB Board.

The Innovation Committee is chaired by the Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect, and members are appointed annually. The current Board Chair serves as Vice Chair of the Committee, and serves as Chair in the absence of the Committee Chair. The composition of the Committee should reflect AACSB’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and members normally serve a maximum of three, one-year terms, which may run consecutively. The Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) may extend term limits as deemed necessary to fulfill the charge of the Committee.


Linda U. Hadley, Columbus State University

Vice Chair

John A. Elliott, University of Connecticut


Maryam Alavi, Georgia Institute of Technology
Luiz Artur Ledur Brito, FGV EAESP
Deborah H. Caplan, NEXTera Energy
Anne-Marie Croteau, Concordia University
Ignacio de la Vega, EGADE, Tecnologico de Monterrey
Bogusława Drelich-Skulska, Wroclaw University of Economics
Gerard George, Singapore Management University
Tracey Golden, Deloitte LLP
Sanjay Gupta, Michigan State University
Amy Hillman, Arizona State University
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management
Peter Letmathe, RWTH Aachen University
Enase Felicia Okonedo, Lagos Business School
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management
François Ortalo-Magné, London Business School
Eric R. Spangenberg, University of California, Irvine
Peter A. Todd, HEC School of Management, Paris
Alexander J. Triantis, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Fan Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University

Ex Officio

Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President and CEO, AACSB International

Staff Liaison

Juliane Iannarelli, Senior Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer and Diversity and Inclusion Advocate, AACSB International