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Tam Named Marketing and Management Department Director

June 20, 2023

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL - - Western Illinois University School of Management and Marketing has named Steven Tam, Director, effective July 1.

Tam boasts an impressive career in the academic world, with over 24 years of experience in distinguished universities. His journey began as a lecturer at Cosertrac Business School in Singapore from 1995-1996. From there, he went on to become a lecturer at the Hong Kong College of Technology from 1999-2001, followed by a demonstrator role at the University of Hong Kong from 2001-2003. His extensive expertise led him to become a level I instructor of the Department of Management at the City University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong.

Before coming to WIU, Tam was a professor at Fort Hays State University, earning his tenure in 2022.

Tam received his bachelor's degree in Science and Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri in 1988; followed by his master's of business administration (MBA) in 1990 UCM. Later, Tam went on to complete a certification in Advanced Management from the University of California Berkeley in 2009, and his doctoral degree in Management from the University of Surrey in 2013.

WIU College of Business and Technology Dean Craig Conrad and the school are eager to welcome Tam to WIU as the permanently appointed director.

"I am very excited to have Dr. Tam join the College of Business and Technology leadership team at WIU, " said Conrad. "He possesses an outstanding skill set that will complement those of both the college and the faculty within the School of Management and Marketing."

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