Associate Dean named for WFU School of Business Working Professional MBA programs

5.24.2016 Charlotte Center, Faculty News, General, News Release, Reynolda Campus, School News

Angel investor, business professional, and committed professor Timothy Janke takes a new role

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Professor of Practice Timothy Janke will become the Associate Dean of Working Professional MBA programs at Wake Forest University School of Business. Janke begins his new role June 1, 2016. He has taught in a number of programs at the School since 2007.

Janke is co-founder of the Inception Micro Angel Family of Funds, with eight committed funds numbering more than 400 members in North Carolina. He has raised more than $10 million in private equity, participated in more than 30 private equity deals, and consults with the North Carolina Secretary of Commerce on the state’s policy and laws concerning crowdfunding. He is also co-author of “Investor-Ready Entrepreneur” and “NC Angels: Investing Close to Home.”

With more than 30 yeas of business experience with companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 50 firms such as the Maybelline division of L’Oréal and Sara Lee Hosiery, Janke leverages his broad expertise in management, administration, private equity, operations, and law at the School.

“Tim’s practical experience as an angel investor, his decades of industry experience, and his strong record of excellent teaching are a wonderful match for our working professional programs,” said Vice Dean of Academic Program Gordon McCray. “We are excited about Tim’s enthusiasm and energy for the position and look forward to his leadership.”

Janke joined the School as an adjunct professor in 2007, teaching business law and ethics across undergraduate business, Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), and MBA programs. He became a professor of practice in 2012 and has served in the Faculty Senate and as faculty advisor to the School’s Honor Council. He has received the MSA teaching award each year since 2014.

“There are a number of exciting opportunities we are exploring for our working professional MBA programs to continue to make them relevant and sustainable for our students and the future needs of the business world,” Janke said. “I find it a true privilege to teach in the caliber of programs that the School offers. Our students are exceptional and I look forward to working with them closely in our MBA programs.”

Media Contact:  Stephanie Skordas, skordas@wfu.edu or 336.758.4098