Associate Deans Conference

November 6–7, 2016 | Atlanta, Georgia USA

The 2016 Associate Deans Conference allowed more than 200 attendees to hear best practices and examples from business schools worldwide, and explore how those ideas can benefit their institution.

 Featured Speakers

Plenary I: Leadership for Associate Deans: Engagement, Impact, and Innovation

This plenary session addressed leadership strategies for associate deans and how they relate to engagement, impact, and innovation. Highly respected and innovative corporate leaders, discussed the skills associate deans need in order to succeed in today’s competitive environment.

Session Moderator:

Linda U. Hadley, Dean, D. Abbott Turner College of Business, Columbus State University

Session Presenters:

  • Jo Ann Herold, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Interface, Inc.
  • Keith Schroeder, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, High Road Craft Ice Cream, Inc.


Plenary II: The Parallel: A Successful Corporate Business Strategy and The Higher Education Industry

Speakers shared successful business and academic strategies and how each has differentiated themselves within their industry. Leaders with over 30 years of past experience in the corporate business industry shared their experiences in roles such as founding partners, publishers, and executive leadership members. These industry leaders discussed the parallel between corporate business and higher education business strategies and how they are different, how they are similar, and in what ways they can work in conjunction with one another.

Session Moderator:

Kathleen J. Barnes, Associate Dean and Professor of Management, Cotsakos College of Business, William Paterson University

Session Presenters:

  • Ed Baker, Executive in Residence, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Thomas J. Hayes, Dean and Professor of Marketing, Williams College of Business, Xavier University

Conference Journal

Download the 2016 Conference Journal

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