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Imran Currim Class of '67 (Education)

Imran Currim Class of '67 (Education)

Imran Currim is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Director of the Beall Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Recently, he served the Paul Merage School of Business as Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program (2012-2014). Prior to that, he served as Associate Dean for Marketing & Student Relations for the Executive MBA Programs (2010-2012), and Associate Dean of the Masters Programs (2008-2010).

 He is the recipient of two of the highest honors in marketing:

The American Marketing Association William O'Dell Award for "the article judged to have made the most significant five year contribution to marketing theory, methodology, and practice," and

The American Marketing Association/Houghton Mifflin Distinguished Teaching in Marketing Award, "for contributions to teaching excellence."

Professor Currim’s recent papers have been finalists for:

The 2003 American Marketing Association Paul E. Green Award for best paper published in Journal of Marketing Research during 2002.

The 2004 European Marketing Academy Award for best paper published in International Journal of Research in Marketing during 2003.

Professor Currim received:

Wall Street Journal's 2008 Favorite Professor in an Executive MBA Program.
Business Week 2006 ranked his marketing course taught in the Executive MBA Program #3 in the world.

Professor Currim was recently re-appointed Chancellor's Professor at UCI, a title used to “recognize full Professors who have demonstrated unusual academic merit and whose continued promise for scholarly achievement makes them of exceptional value to the university.” He also received one of the highest commendations awarded by the University of California Irvine Academic Senate, the Distinguished Faculty Lectureship Award.

Consulting, Executive Training, and Teaching

Recognized as an international expert in the area of design and marketing of products and services, and market research.

Consulted for companies such as Altiris, AT&T, Baxter, Dell, Elcam Medical (Israel), Inabata (U.S. and Japan), Johnson and Johnson, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, St. Joseph's Hospital, Twentieth Century Fox, Warner Brothers, and smaller profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Conducted executive training programs at companies such as Astro Asia (Thailand), Bioscience Webster, British Petroleum, Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Conexant, First Auto Works (China), Fluor-Daniel, Ingram-Micro, Microsemi, Merage Foundation Export Program, Orange County Register, Panasonic Avionics, Shinsegae (Korea), and Triage Consulting.

Received 27 Excellence in Teaching Awards most of which are for his teaching in the Executive and Fully Employed MBA Programs at UCI, New York University, and UCLA.

Service to University and School (see CV for complete list)

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Program, Merage School of Business 2012-2014.
Associate Dean of Student Relations Executive Degree Programs, Merage School of Business 2010-12.

Associate Dean of Masters Programs, Merage School of Business 2008-10.

Associate Dean of PhD Programs 1995-98.

Academic Positions
2004-present: Chancellor's Professor, University of California, Irvine, re-appointed 2009, and 2014.

1991-2004: Professor, University of California, Irvine

1989-1991: Associate Professor, University of California, Irvine

1987-1989: Associate Professor, NYU Stern School of Business

1988: Visiting Associate Professor, Yale School of Organization and Management

1979-1987: Assistant Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management