Bruce Blonigen has been named the Edward Maletis Dean of the Lundquist College of Business.
A familiar face around campus, Blonigen has worn many hats during his more than 25 years with the University of Oregon, most recently as Tykeson Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served as department head in economics, associate dean for social sciences, and dean for faculty and operations in the College of Arts and Sciences. He also served as interim dean of the Lundquist College of Business in fall 2016.
Some facts about Blonigen:
- Respected researcher with a background in economics.
- First in his family to earn a college degree, which informs his passion for student success.
- Here to build on the amazing momentum of the Lundquist College of Business.
Blonigen has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters, three books, and has earned grant funding from multiple sources, including the National Science Foundation. He is the Philip H. Knight Professor of Social Science, a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
His university accolades include the Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching, the University of Oregon’s highest teaching honor. He also cofounded the UO’s Summer Academy to Inspire Learning, a pipeline program for under-represented and low-income high school students.
“The research and teaching happening here at the Lundquist College is outstanding,” Blonigen said. “I am dedicated to inspiring and empowering faculty, staff, and students to continue the college’s ascent, while maintaining the ideas and traditions that make ours a distinctly Oregon business education.”
—AnneMarie Knepper-Sjoblom ’05, Lundquist College Communications