Thursday, August 12, 2010

Christa Walck named Michigan Tech Assistant Provost

HOUGHTON -- Christa Walck, a professor in the School of Business and Economics at Michigan Tech University, has been named assistant provost by Provost Max Seel. Walck's appointment begins August 16.

Christa Walck, Michigan Tech University professor in the School of Business and Economics, has been named assistant provost by Provost Max Seel. (Photo courtesy Michigan Technological University)

"The main assignment will be to lead the campus accreditation effort," Seel said. He noted that Walck was the Self-Study Coordinator for North Central Association Accreditation from 1996 to 1998 and a former Dean of the School of Business and Economics, which is accredited by AACSB.

"Christa is very familiar with both University and professional accreditation processes," Seel added. "I am very fortunate to have someone with her experience spearheading our Academic Quality Improvement Process."

Walck joined the faculty in 1986, has been a professor of organizational behavior since 1996, dean of the School of Business and Economics 2005-08, and interim director of the University Library in 2008-09. She was a Scholar in Residence at University of Turku, Finland, in September 2008.

Her current research focuses on design, sustainability, environmental history and corporate social responsibility. She is a feature editor (Archives of Organizational and Environmental Literature) for the journal Organization and Environment. She also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Organizational Change Management and Journal of East-West Business. She has published and presented extensively on organizations and the environment, management and research methods.

Walck received her PhD in History from Harvard University and has attended the Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration. After Bryn Mawr, she led the University's North Central Association Accreditation renewal as part of her administrative appointment.

She was also a visiting research scientist at the University of Michigan and a member of the Governor of Michigan's Executive Corps as public finance consultant for the Michigan Department of Treasury.

In addition, Walck served as the University's conflict of interest coordinator from 2002-04.

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