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S. Douglas Pugh, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business, effective July 1.

Pugh has served as chair of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at VCU since 2012. He has extensive undergraduate and graduate teaching experience. His research, which includes the study of affect and emotional processes in organizations, organizational climate and culture, service organizations, and organizational drivers of customer satisfaction, is documented in numerous book chapters and journal articles. 

He currently serves as associate editor of the Journal of Business and Psychology and maintains affiliations with the Academy of Management, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Southern Management Association.

Prior to joining VCU in 2010, Pugh was on the faculty at San Diego State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He received his undergraduate degree at The College of William and Mary and his Ph.D. from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. 

Ed Grier is leaving his post as dean of the VCU School of Business effective July 1 to become dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in California. A nationwide search for a new dean of the School of Business will begin later this year.

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