On August 1, 2010, Dr. Russell Kershaw joined Marian University as dean of the Clark H. Byrum School of Business. Dr. Kershaw was most recently the dean of the School of Business Administration at Philadelphia University, and is the former interim dean of the College of Business Administration at Butler University. He is well-respected as a leader in curriculum innovation and was responsible for securing a $22 million grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc. to turn around Butler’s business curriculum. Before entering higher education, Dr. Kershaw spent 12 years in managerial roles with two fortune 500 companies, Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric Company. Kershaw received a Ph.D. in accounting, with a minor in psychology, from the University of South Carolina in 1996. He received a master’s degree in business administration from Babson College, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley College.