Michael DeVaughn, Ph.D.

Dean, Pamplin School of Business 

Michael DeVaughnMichael DeVaughn joins the University of Portland from the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had been a faculty member at St. Thomas since 2008 and served in various leadership roles at the institution, including faculty director of the M.B.A. Program and research fellow in the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship. His scholarship has centered on organizational learning and entrepreneurship, as well as the delivery of business education. Michael received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University, his M.B.A. from Indiana University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to joining St. Thomas, he served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota and enjoyed a successful career in the private sector with corporations including Ralston Purina, PepsiCo, and Fleet Financial Group (now Bank of America).  As a Pilot parent, Michael is already a member of the UP family and looks forward to the next exciting and challenging chapter of his engagement with University.