Bertie Greer named associate dean for strategy and planning at Mike Ilitch School of Business

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January 03, 2018
Associate Professor of Global Supply Chain Management Bertie Greer has been named associate dean for strategy and planning at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business. She will officially start the position on Monday, Jan. 8.  

"Bertie brings her experience in administration and reaccreditation to the position," said Ilitch School Dean Robert Forsythe. "I am delighted to have her in this role."

Greer came to Wayne State in 2016 after spending 15 years at Northern Kentucky University, where she was professor and chair of the Department of Management at Haile/US Bank College of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in business administration from Kent State University, and her MBA and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at University of Toledo. She has previous academic experience at Bowling Green State University, University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, University of Dayton and Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul Korea. She has industry experience with Ford Motor Company, Chrysler and Timken Roller Bearing.

Greer succeeds Margaret Smoller, who is stepping down after nine years in the position. 

"Margaret has been extremely helpful in moving the Ilitch School to the next level," said Forsythe.

Smoller will continue teaching finance and entrepreneurship courses.

About the Mike Ilitch School of Business
The Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business prepares students for challenging and rewarding careers, advances the boundaries of scholarly and practitioner knowledge, and enhances the economic vitality of the city of Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond through its programs, research and community engagement. Established in 1946, the business school was renamed in 2015 in recognition of a $40 million gift from Mike and Marian Ilitch. Thanks to this lead investment, a new state-of-the-art building is slated to open in the heart of the District Detroit in 2018, and entrepreneurial programming and collaboration with city businesses are expanding. For more information, visit
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