Thomas Traynor, associate dean for graduate studies and executive education in the Raj Soin College of Business, has been named interim dean of the college effective May 8.
Traynor will replace Joanne Li, who has taken the position of dean of the College of Business at Florida International University.
Traynor earned a Ph.D. in economics from Purdue University, joined Wright State’s faculty in 1988 and has been a professor of economics since 2003. He was the chair of the Department of Economics from 1998 to 2001 and from 2010 to 2016.
As the associate dean for graduate studies and executive education, Traynor has facilitated the continued development of the college’s five master’s degree programs, executive education programs, international education, as well as regional business and economic outreach.