J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
The office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs was created to oversee directly and strengthen the quality of instruction administered by the faculty of the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs also had the responsibility of ensuring that the course content and level of competence of the faculty were adequate. Ralph Westfall, the associate dean from 1946 to 1975, was largely responsible for recruiting a first rate faculty, and relieving non-performing professors of their duties. Upon his resignation in 1975, Westfall was succeeded by Robert B. Duncan. Dean Duncan followed in Dean Westfall's footsteps to uphold Kellogg's academic quality and ensure progressive improvement of the faculty. At this time, KGSM Dean Donald P. Jacobs proposed that the office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs be held for a two-year term on a rotation basis. Beginning in 1976, when Morton Kamien assumed the Associate Deanship, the position rotated among KGSM faculty members Robert Duncan, Hervey Jurius, and Morton Kamien. During this period, Kellogg attained national recognition by being listed as one of the first five business schools in the United States.