Krabbenhoft, 50, most recently was professor of finance and economics at Purdue University North Central, in Westville, where he was the founding dean.
"Alan brings a wealth of administrative experience, a strong teaching and research record, and great enthusiasm for the job of dean. He is well acquainted with public higher education in Indiana and the Midwest," said Kathy Parkison, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs. "His specialization areas are economics, finance and international education. He has led numerous graduate level student-consulting trips overseas."
Krabbenhoft sees great opportunity for growth in the School of Business, with the addition of the major in hospitality and tourism, and the move of the public administration and health management program into the school.
"I look forward to working with the great faculty, in an excellent School of Business at an Indiana University campus, which has a great reputation," he said. "I was especially attracted to this job because of the strong desire expressed by the leadership to expand international opportunities for students. I have a passion for these programs, and built international programs at all my previous campuses."
Krabbenhoft earned a Bachelor of Science in economics from Moorhead State University, Minnesota; and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in economics from Wayne State University, Detroit.
He and his wife, Kathleen, look forward to moving to the Kokomo area.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.