Kay Palan, College of Business, (515) 294-9526
Kim Schroeder, College of Business, (515) 294-5800
Kevin Brown, News Service, (515) 294-8986
Palan named interim associate dean of undergraduate programs for
College of Business
AMES, Iowa -- Kay Palan, associate professor of marketing in Iowa State
University's College of Business, has been named interim associate dean for
undergraduate programs. Palan will be responsible for undergraduate
curriculum, career services and physical facilities. Her two-year
appointment as interim associate dean begins July 1.
Palan came to Iowa State in 1994. Her research focuses on family
decision-making, especially on types of influence-strategies children and
parents use when making decisions together. She also studies consumer
socialization -- for instance, how children learn to be consumers. Recently,
her research has focused on the effect advertising has on children's use of
influence strategies and adolescent shopping competence.
Palan has received numerous teaching awards, including the First-Year MBA
Student Outstanding Instructor Award in 1995, the Iowa State University
Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching in 1998, and the Iowa
State University College of Business Teaching Effectiveness Award in 1999.
She is a former chair of the Iowa State Center for Teaching Excellence
Advisory Board and is actively involved in other service activities for both
Iowa State and the marketing profession.
Palan received a bachelor of science degree in 1976 from Winona State
University, Minnesota; a master of business administration in 1990 from
Moorhead State University, Minnesota; and a doctorate in philosophy in 1994
from Texas Tech University, Lubbock.