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Nodir Adilov, interim dean of the Doermer School of Business

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Purdue Fort Wayne selects Nodir Adilov as dean of its Doermer School of Business

A new year will also signal the start of a new era at Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Doermer School of Business. The university announced Tuesday that Nodir Adilov, a professor of economics, has been chosen to become the business school’s new dean. Adilov has been serving in the position on an interim basis since July.

"I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the school's growth in my role as dean,” Adilov said. “In the near term, the school's focus will be on strategically aligning its business programs with regional needs, boosting student enrollment and retention, and fostering stronger ties with the community."

Adilov's work, which spans the fields of space economics, media economics, industrial organization, energy economics, and applied economics, has been featured in prominent national and international publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Washington Post. He and his co-authors have also appeared in leading economics and policy journals, which cited their findings on the development of the first theoretical economic models of space debris.

Among Adilov's more recent accepted publications in space economics was an analysis of the economics of cost reductions for space launch vehicles, and he involved an undergraduate Purdue Fort Wayne economics student as a co-author in this project.

According to Carl Drummond, vice chancellor for academic affairs, the selection of Adilov was the culmination of a national search. “He brings to the position extensive administrative experience, an outstanding record of scholarship, strong interpersonal skills, and a long-standing commitment to student success,” Drummond said. “The school could not be in better hands.”

In April, Adilov was recognized at an on-campus ceremony and reception for earning Purdue Fort Wayne’s 2022-23 Outstanding Research Award, which honors a tenured, full-time faculty member for outstanding performance in the area of research, scholarly activity, or creative endeavor. Honorees must achieve an exceptional record of contributions to the body of knowledge or creative works in their discipline—and must also have great success communicating that information to a wide audience.

Adilov earned a Ph.D. and master's in economics from Cornell University, and a bachelor's in economics, accounting, and management from Hartwick College. 

For additional information, contact Geoff Thomas at [email protected] or 260-437-7657 (mobile).