Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury selected as dean of Radford University’s College of Business and Economics

Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury
Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury

Following a national search and a series of on-campus candidate interviews and presentations, Joyendu “Joy” Bhadury has been selected to serve as the next dean of Radford University’s College of Business and Economics (COBE).

Bhadury currently serves as dean and professor at the School of Business and Management at State University of New York (SUNY) – The College at Brockport, which, like COBE, is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Bhadury and his family to the Radford University family as he serves as the next dean of our College of Business and Economics,” Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill said. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and vast leadership experience that will well serve COBE faculty as they teach and develop students into business professionals who will work and compete in a global economy.”

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Kenna Colley praised the search committee members for their work to help identify a new dean for the college.

“Thank you to Dr. Clarence Rose for chairing the selection committee, and to all of the faculty, students, staff and administrators who served on the committee and worked diligently to ensure a successful search leading to this important selection of the next leader of the College of Business and Economics,” Colley said. “The committee reviewed many extraordinary candidates who came to us through an extensive search. I am sure I speak for many students, faculty, staff and administrators in welcoming Dr. Bhadury to Radford.  We are excited to work with him to continue advance our great university and the experience we provide to our students.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Joy Bhadury as the new Dean of the College of Business and Economics at Radford University,” said Clarence Rose, professor of Finance and chair of the search committee.  “After a national search and an extensive review process, Dr. Bhadury was selected from a prescreened application pool of over 60 applicants which included a wide range of very qualified candidates. The Search Committee found Dr. Bhadury to not only be very well qualified for the position of COBE Dean, but, most importantly, a very good fit for our COBE Students, Faculty, Staff and other Campus Leaders required for success in this important leadership role. We look forward to working with Dr. Bhadury in further enhancing the value of Radford University for our students and the State of Virginia.”

I am extremely excited that Dr. Joyendu Bhadury has been selected to be the next COBE dean,” said Associate Professor of Management K. Vernard Harrington, who served as a member of the search committee.  “My fellow search committee members and I screened dozens of candidates.  We had an active engagement with our finalists, and I believe that we were able to get a real sense of what they would bring to COBE and RU.  For me, Dr. Bhadury’s engaging personality and his sense of vision for what COBE can become distinguished him above the rest.  Dr. Bhadury is a well-respected teacher, scholar, innovator, and a passionate and widely recognized leader.  I truly look forward to working with him as he leads COBE into the future.”

“Dr. Bhadury is a proven and accomplished leader whose former colleagues at Brockport University praise his commitment to student success and support of faculty,” said Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Development Tamara Wallace. “He brings a great deal of knowledge and expertise to his role at Radford. He is enthusiastic, engaging, and eager to collaborate with faculty and staff. I anticipate meaningful contributions to the university from Dr. Bhadury. He will be a great addition to the Academic Affairs Leadership Team, and I look forward to working with him.”

“I am excited to be the next Dean of COBE at Radford University,” said Bhadury.  “Both have stellar reputations as institutions with an enduring commitment to student success, which appeals to me.  I look forward to working with all my new colleagues as well as external stakeholders to enhance this commitment in service to the New River Valley, the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond.”   

Before joining SUNY – The College at Brockport, Bhadury served as associate dean of Graduate Programs and Research at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC-Greensboro (2007-14) and as a professor in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management (2007-16).

Bhadury also served in roles as chair, interim chair and associate chair in the Department of Management and Finance at California State University, East Bay (2001-2007). He was director of the university’s engineering program (1999-2001) after serving as associate professor in the Department of Management and Finance (1998-2002).

Previously, Bhadury an assistant professor in the Faculty of Administration at the University of New Brunswick in Canada (1991-1998) and also served as the area coordinator for the Quantitative Methods Area.

Bhadury has been a visiting professor of management at Vaal University of Technology in South Africa since 2015, and a visiting lecturer at Fachhochschule-Ludwigshafen, Germany (2015-16) and Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, Accra, Ghana (2015-16).

Bhadury earned a Ph.D. in Management Science from the School of Management, University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in India.

Bhadury will begin his new role at Radford University on Aug. 1, 2018.

Jun 8, 2018
Joe Carpenter