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Terry Monson is New Finlandia Business Dean

HANCOCK, MI - Finlandia University President Philip Johnson is pleased to announce that Terry Monson has accepted the position of dean of the university's International School of Business.

Terry MonsonFollowing a 31-year career at Michigan Technological University, Monson retired in 2008 as professor of economics emeritus. He served as a professor, as well as interim dean and associate dean, in MTU's School of Business and Economics. From 1990 to 1992, he was a senior economist for the U.S. Treasury Department in Saudi Arabia.

"We are thrilled to welcome Terry as part of our academic leadership," said President Johnson. "His commitment to higher education and student learning, along with an excellent blend of leadership skills and professional experience, will be of great benefit to Finlandia as the university continues to build its Business Administration degree programs."

"I look forward to increasing the role of the business school at the university and enhancing our contacts with the local community," Monson said.

Monson has a Ph.D. and a M.A. in economics, both from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. He is the author or co-author of numerous widely published articles and research on international economics, economics education, the iron ore industry, and related topics.

Monson is a current member of the Hancock Planning Commission and the Copper Country Community Arts Center Board. He has also served on the boards of the SmartZone and Habitat for Humanity. He is an Upper Peninsula native and a Copper Country resident since 1977. He and his wife, Paula Daavettilla Jacobs, live in Hancock.

Contact Terry Monson at 906-487-7364 or


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