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Remembering Tim Baldwin, A Remarkable Educator, Colleague and Friend to Many

  • 1.  Remembering Tim Baldwin, A Remarkable Educator, Colleague and Friend to Many

    Posted 16 days ago

    Dear colleagues,

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business suffered a tremendous loss on Oct. 10 with the death of Timothy T. Baldwin, the Randall L. Tobias Chair in Leadership and a faculty member for more than three decades.


    "It will be hard to imagine the Kelley School without Tim's infectious smile, friendly demeanor, and high energy," said Ash Soni, interim dean of the Kelley School and the SungKyunKwan Professor, expressing the thoughts of many. "Tim was a friend to many, and I know this loss will be hard to process."


    "Tim was a beloved colleague and friend and positively affected the lives of so many faculty, students and staff over his 35 years of devoted service," added Dan Li, chairperson of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and the L. Leslie Waters Chair in International Business. "He's always, always, been there to give, to support and to lead. The world is a dimmer place without this amazing person."


    The school and its faculty and staff are sending their condolences and support to Baldwin's wife, JoEllen, and their son, Matt, along with many tributes from professional colleagues, former students, and friends on social media.


    To continue reading about Tim's professional legacy, please visit this page. Tim's obituary can be found here.


    A visitation will take place on November 11th from 2:00 – 7:00 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard in Bloomington, IN followed by a funeral service on November 12th at First Presbyterian Church. The funeral service will be streamed live by First Presbyterian Church at: https://fpcbloomington.online.church/


    Tim was a passionate supporter of doctoral student mentoring and education. To memorialize Tim's passion and commitment, the Management and Entrepreneurship Department at Kelley has created the Tim Baldwin Doctoral Fellowship which will provide financial support to doctoral students in the department. To give, please visit

    https://give.myiu.org/iu-bloomington/I380016096.html. If you have any questions on donating to the fund, please contact Bryan Melvin, Executive Director of Development at the Kelley School (brmelvin@iu.edu).


    Cristiano Guarana
    Assistant Professor
    Indiana University
    Bloomington IN