Timothy Wilkinson, the current interim dean at Montana State University, will become Whitworth University's new dean of School of Global Commerce & Management.
Wilkinson, 53, will start the job on July 1.
Wilkinson was lauded in a Whitworth press release for his educational resume and his business connections.
He's had nearly 20 years of experience in business education.
He will oversee faculty and staff serving nearly 400 students in traditional undergraduate programs in accounting, economics, business management, international business and marketing; a non-traditional program in organizational management primarily serving working adults; and master's programs in business administration and international management.
Wilkinson is also considered an expert in the area of exports and export promotion. He's published numerous articles in publications such as the MIT Sloan Management Review, the Journal of International Business Studies and The Wall Street Journal. In 2011, he won a prestigious Berry-AMA Prize for the best book in marketing for The Distribution Trap! How to Retain the Value of Your Innovation, which he co-authored with Andrew R. Thomas.