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.


Committee Chair
McRae Banks, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Committee Vice Chair
Jikyeong Kang, Asian Institute of Management

Committee Members
Nicole Adler, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Paolo Boccardelli, LUISS Guido Carli University
Luiz A. Brito, Fundação Getulio Vargas - São Paulo
Deborah H. Caplan, NextEra Energy, Inc.
Natalya Delcoure, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Terrill L. Drake, Harvard Business School
Irineu G. Gianesi, Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Tracy Golden, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants
Linda U. Hadley, Columbus State University
Robert Helsley, University of British Columbia
Frank Hodge, University of Washington
Bill Imada, IW Group, Inc.
Alicia J. Jackson, Albany State University
Sherif H. Kamel, The American University in Cairo
Idalene (Idie) Kesner, Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
Susan E. Lehrman, Rowan University
Stephanie A. Lenway, University of St. Thomas-Minnesota
Moez Limayem, University of South Florida
Xiongwen Lu, Fudan University
Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, Copenhagen Business School
Sharon F. Matusik, University of Colorado
Eileen McAuliffe, Sheffield Hallam University
Sarah E. Nutter, University of Oregon
Xavier Ordeñana, ESPAE-Graduate School of Management
Paul A. Pavlou, University of Houston
Tanuja Singh, Loyola University New Orleans
Dayle M. Smith, Loyola Marymount University
Karen Spens, Hanken School of Economics
Joyce A. Strawser, Seton Hall University
Kar Yan Tam, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Alexander J. Triantis, Johns Hopkins University
Fan Wang, Sun Yat-sen University
Gregory J. Whitwell, The University of Sydney
Marilyn K. Wiley, University of North Texas

Ex Officio Member
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, AACSB International 

Staff Liaison
Hanna McLeod, Senior Manager of Research and Thought Leadership, AACSB International