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New Dean Selected to Lead Duquesne Business School

Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty has named Dr. Dean B. McFarlin as the new dean of the Palumbo•Donahue School of Business, effective Monday, July 1.

McFarlin, who is in his ninth year as chair of the management and marketing department at the University of Dayton's School of Business Administration, will succeed Dr. Alan R. Miciak, who has decided to return to teaching full time after eight years as dean.

"One of the most impressive aspects about Duquesne is that its Spiritan values are so clearly reflected in the University's mission," McFarlin said. "What came through strongly during my visit was that Duquesne is a caring community devoted to educating students from diverse faith traditions in mind, heart and spirit. I also think Duquesne's action-oriented, global approach to moral values, service to others and justice fits very well with business education in today's world."

McFarlin's research includes cross-cultural management, organizational justice, leadership and executive influence processes on top-management teams. Listed among the 200 most-cited management scholars in the past 30 years, McFarlin has published more than 50 books, chapters and articles on international management, leadership, organizational behavior and other topics. A member of many boards and committees, McFarlin brings more than 25 years of academic experience in undergraduate, graduate and executive education.

Arriving at the University of Dayton in 1999, McFarlin has served as professor of management as well as NCR Professor of Global Leadership Development. He has helped successfully maintain Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation for the business school there and has been deeply involved with fundraising activities for a variety of initiatives. McFarlin also was involved in developing Dayton's strategic plan for its entrepreneurship program, which is considered by the Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 25 programs in the nation, and led collaborative partnerships with the Innovation Center in Dayton's School of Engineering and Ohio's largest angel investment organization.

McFarlin has held academic positions at Marquette University and SUNY-Albany. He received his doctoral degree in social/organizational psychology from SUNY-Buffalo and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Marquette University.

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