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NJIT Names Open Source Business Systems Expert To Lead Management School

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has named David L. Hawk, PhD, an advisor in the area of open source business systems, as dean of the School of Management (SOM).  Hawk, of Maplewood, holds dual appointments as professor in the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) and in SOM. Hawk’s other research interests include the internationalization of business and management as negotiated order.

“SOM will continue to develop in a manner consistent with the aspirations of NJIT,” said Hawk about the school.  “Our undergraduate degree program will shift from a management focus to an emphasis on the disciplines that underlie business processes. Each student should have a minor in another NJIT discipline, while working on their bachelor of science in business.

“The graduate program will continue offering the general studies found in our MBA, but more effort will be invested in developing the Master’s of Science (MS) specialty programs to better serve the changing needs of employees and regional firms. Master’s degrees in management will be offered this coming fall in specialized areas, such as bio-medical engineering, international business and critical infrastructures. 

“SOM will increase its linkages to regional and international industry, and open access to foundation and corporate funding for innovative and experimental educational programs. SOM will become a special place for the career development of people who aspire to lead organizations, and who see technology as critical to who they are and what they do.”

Hawk has been the acting dean since July, 2005.  Since arriving at NJIT in 1981, Hawk has completed several noteworthy accomplishments. He initiated the undergraduate honors program in architecture and designed and directed the graduate programs in architecture.  He organized two accreditation visits for the architecture school and initiated and co-directed the Building Engineering and Architectural Research Center at the architecture school.  He initiated and developed the international business portion of the executive education program for MS and MBA degrees in management. This involved international trips to foreign firms to better understand alternative models of management and business development.

   Teaching comes naturally to Hawk, who is the recipient of two notable teaching awards: IBM’s International Research Faculty Award (2003-2004) and NJIT’s coveted Robert W. Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence. Hawk has worked as advisor and researcher for IBM Global Services, National Academy of Science, Nokia Corporation and China State Construction. 

Hawk has been a visiting professor and research associate at Helsinki Technical University, Bell Labs, Stockholm School of Economics, Tokyo Metropolitan University and the Wharton School.

Hawk holds a bachelor of architecture in engineering from Iowa State University and a master’s degrees in architecture and city planning from the Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania.  He holds a doctorate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Prior to joining NJIT in 1981, Hawk taught at Iowa State University and The Stockholm School of Economics.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.