UK marketing academic will be Brock’s new Dean of Business

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UK marketing academic will be Brock’s new Dean of Business

Published on June 02 2011


A leading international expert in marketing communications is coming to Canada to be the new Dean for the Faculty of Business at Brock University.

Professor Philip Kitchen, who is currently Chair of Strategic Marketing at Hull University Business School in England, begins his five-year term at Brock on Sept. 1. He will take over from Barbara Sainty, who has been Interim Dean of Business for the past two years and who retains a tenured faculty position at the University.

The announcement was made today by Murray Knuttila, Brock’s Provost and Vice President Academic, who said Kitchen is a recognized leader in his field.

“We are very pleased,” said Knuttila. “Dr. Kitchen’s academic credentials, and his international reputation and connections will bring a wealth of experience to Brock.”

Kitchen’s current and past visiting professorships around the world include universities in France, Malaysia, Italy, Colombia, Greece, Norway and New Zealand. He has written or co-authored 12 books, and has presented papers on marketing management or marketing communications at conferences in more than 25 countries.

He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Marketing Communications, and serves on the advisory board or is a review board member for 10 academic journals ranging from Europe to the Asia-Pacific region.

Before joining Hull University in 2001, Kitchen (BA Hons, Manchester Metropolitan University 1983; MSc, University of Manchester 1984; MBSc, University of Manchester 1987; PhD, Keele University 1993) taught in the UK at Queen’s University in Belfast, Strathclyde University, Keele University and Manchester Metropolitan University.