The University of Prince Edward Island’s Board of Governors recently accepted the recommendation of the search committee for the Dean of the School of Business. Interim Dean and current faculty member Dr. Juergen Krause was the successful candidate and appointed as the Dean of the School of Business.
“I look forward to working with Juergen to continue to develop a number of initiatives in the School of Business,” said interim Vice-President Academic Dr. Christian Lacroix. “Under his leadership, the school is poised to further distinguish itself as a place where students excel.”
Krause joined the School of Business faculty in July 2008 as an associate professor, primarily teaching in the field of biotech management. Shortly after joining UPEI, Krause founded the Centre for Health and Biotech Management Research that has created opportunities for the University and the School of Business to connect and foster positive collaborations with the business community. His scholarly work was further recognized in September of 2010, through the appointment to the National I2I (Idea to Innovation) NSERC Adjudication Committee. Krause served in the position of interim Dean of the School of Business, in addition to his faculty role, since May 2013.
Prior to his time at UPEI, Krause spent 22 years in senior leadership and executive positions in various operational and strategic capacities in the Biopharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical industry in both Europe and the United States. He successfully championed global company initiatives, as well as industry and university collaborations, and led alliances with industry partners.
Krause earned his Masters degree in Chemistry and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He performed his postdoctoral studies at the University of Chicago, Illinois.
Congratulations, Dr. Krause!