Mercer’s school of business gets new dean

David Shields has been named dean of Mercer University’s Stetson School of Business and Economics.

Shields, now dean of the Haworth College of Business and professor of accounting at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich., is scheduled to begin his new duties July 1, Mercer University President Williams D. Underwood said in a statement from the school.

“Dr. Shields is an experienced, energetic, visionary dean who has served in a wide variety of business leadership capacities,” Provost Wallace L. Daniel said in the statement. “His understanding of business education and its opportunities at Mercer closely fit the university’s mission and the 10-year plan.”

Shields earned his doctorate from the University of Michigan. He received his MBA and bachelor’s degrees from Ohio State University.