Meet W. P. Carey’s next dean

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Vice dean for education and globalization at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis


Finance, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Multidisciplinary collaboration, global business education, data-driven decisions


fter an intensive national search process, Arizona State University announced Ohad Kadan as the new dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. While his role at W. P. Carey officially begins July 1, Kadan is already starting the transition; he is attending several school events this spring, leading strategic planning sessions, and gaining an understanding of the ASU system.

“I am thrilled to be joining W. P. Carey and ASU and am looking forward to the continued growth of an already outstanding school,” says Kadan. “One of the things that most excites me about W. P. Carey is its commitment to inclusive access to worldclass business education.”

Kadan joins W. P. Carey during a crucial period for higher education. “W. P. Carey prides itself on channeling ASU’s spirit of innovation and rethinking what’s next in business education,” he says. “I’m excited to lead the school into emerging areas, while never losing sight of its commitment to student success and cutting-edge research.”

Kadan is currently serving as the vice dean for education and globalization and the H. Frederick Hagemann Jr. Professor of Finance at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He oversees the school’s undergraduate, graduate, and global programs, as well as Olin’s Center for Digital Education. An award-winning researcher and educator, his research covers different aspects of liquidity, information, risk, and incentives in financial markets, and his work regularly appears in top academic journals in his field. As vice dean, he has spearheaded the introduction of multiple innovative programs with an emphasis on values, data, global orientation, and multidisciplinary collaboration. Kadan holds a doctorate in finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

He takes over the role from Interim Dean Amy Ostrom, a professor of marketing and PetSmart Chair in Services Leadership. “It has been an honor to serve the school through this period of transition, and I am equally honored to hand the reins over to Ohad,” says Ostrom. “He will be an excellent steward of our school, pushing us to achieve new heights while staying committed to our values of excellence, integrity, impact, and community.” Ostrom has served as interim dean since January 2021.

W. P. Carey has continued to grow, even during a time of upheaval in higher ed — increasing enrollment by 8% in fall 2021 and offering new degrees in Los Angeles at the ASU California Center. “W. P. Carey is already leading business education into new frontiers. I’m honored to join that movement and continue to guide the school through a period of educational transformation,” says Kadan.