Applied Information Management

AIM Welcomes Lynn Kahle, PhD, as the AIM Academic Director!

The University of Oregon Applied Information Management (AIM) Master’s Degree Program is pleased to welcome Lynn Kahle, PhD, into the role of academic director. Kahle assumed this role on September 19.

Kahle brings past experience as an AIM faculty member, when he taught marketing courses. He received his PhD in social psychology from the University of Nebraska and subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He recently retired as the Ehrman Giustina professor of marketing and was the recipient of the 2014 Thomas Stewart Distinguished Professorship at the UO Lundquist College of Business. He previously served as president of the Society for Consumer Psychology (APA Division 23), which he now represents on the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives and in which he is a fellow. He served as founding director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and has done extensive research in sports and social behavior. Kahle earned a blue belt in innovation engineering and believes that innovation done well can change the world.

In his role as the AIM Academic Director, Kahle’s primary responsibilities will include oversight of the AIM faculty and working in conjunction with AIM Director Kara McFall on updates to the curriculum. Kahle will also serve as the director of graduate studies for the AIM Program.

The AIM Program is a multidisciplinary master's degree, jointly coordinated through the University of Oregon Graduate School and Academic Extension. The program is designed to be completed online in two-and-a-half to three years and is geared toward mid-career, full-time working professionals.

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PUBLISHED: October 4, 2016