DAVID A. THOMAS
With responsibility for leading the faculty and academic initiatives, Pietra Rivoli will advance the school’s efforts to create distinctive excellence in both teaching and research. She has been a member of the finance and international business faculty at the McDonough School of Business for 27 years, and in that time received awards for her published work on business and social responsibility in the corporate environment.
Senior Associate Dean, Executive Education
Associate Dean and Managing Director, MBA Career Center
Doreen Amorosa has responsibility for the MBA Career Center, which assists students with everything from identifying career options to being hired after graduation. She previously was the vice president for global recruitment and workforce planning at American Express, where she was accountable for recruitment strategy for hiring activity globally up to the director level, as well as service delivery of recruitment in the United States.
From 2006 to late 2007, Amorosa was the vice president of resourcing at ICI, where she was the global recruitment leader for more than 5,000 hires annually. Previously, she led talent acquisition at Avaya. In that position, she was accountable for 3,000 management and university hires annually. Amorosa joined Avaya after spending more than 20 years at Merrill Lynch. In her last position there, she was responsible for development and delivery of recruitment infrastructure, temporary staffing, retention and work/life programs, diversity initiatives, and HR policy.
Amorosa received an MBA from Seton Hall University with a concentration in management and industrial relations and a B.S. in management with a minor in psychology from Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. Additionally, she is a former member of the Advisory Board for the McDonough School of Business and is a senior advisor to the recruiting roundtable of the Corporate Executive Board.
Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer
Linn Deavers has been an administrator at the McDonough School of Business since 1984. As associate dean and chief operating officer, she has oversight for financial management, business operations, human resources, technology, faculty services, and building management. The school has an annual operating budget of more than $50 million and employs approximately 200 full-time faculty and staff. Deavers previously served as the school's chief financial officer and executive director of administrative and financial services. She also has served as treasurer of the Georgetown University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa since 1993.
Prior to joining the university, Deavers was employed as a public information specialist for the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State. She holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Virginia.
Senior Associate Dean, MBA Evening Program
As senior associate dean, Elizabeth Griffith develops and implements the curriculum in addition to providing faculty oversight to ensure Georgetown's MBA Evening Program delivers a consistent and outstanding education to all students.
Griffith holds an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and spent 20 years in senior financial positions at Monticello, the Phillips Collection, National Public Radio, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Most recently, Griffith served as partner at Tatum LLC, a consulting and executive services firm, where she managed nonprofit clients and helped lead the nonprofit services group.
Griffith earned an M.A. in liberal studies at Georgetown University and currently is a doctoral candidate in the same program, with an interest in pre-modern business history. Additionally, Griffith has taught as an adjunct professor at the Darden School, Trinity University in Washington, D.C., and in the Georgetown Liberal Studies Program, and served as lecturer at the Smithsonian Institution on such topics as leadership and business history.
CHRIS M. KORMIS
Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer
Chris M. Kormis leads, develops, and implements strategies for the school’s marketing and communications efforts, as well as alumni, corporate, and community relations initiatives. She is the brand manager and primary spokesperson, after the dean, to all external audiences. Kormis also oversees the administration for the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors and Parents Advisory Council and coordinates stewardship activities with the university’s advancement office.
Kormis previously served for 18 years at The George Washington University, departing as assistant vice president for University Relations, winning numerous awards. Since joining Georgetown McDonough in 2009, she and her team have increased media mentions from 290 in 2008 to more than 6,500 in 2011, launched a new graphic identity for the school, and consolidated advertising and brand management. The school has earned awards for its media relations efforts and its Georgetown Business magazine.
She earned a B.A. from Duquesne University and an M.A. in English, professional writing, and rhetoric from George Mason University.
Senior Associate Dean, MBA Programs
As senior associate dean, Elaine Romanelli provides leadership, vision, and strategy to the MBA Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. Romanelli oversees the offices of MBA Admissions, Program Management, and Career Management, and she works closely with faculty on issues related to the curriculum.
NOREAN RADKE SHARPE
Senior Associate Dean and Director, Undergraduate Program
As the senior associate dean for the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown's McDonough School of Business, Norean R. Sharpe is responsible for academic advising; creation of new global programs; implementation of academic policies; development of partnerships with non-profit and for-profit organizations; continuous improvement of the undergraduate curriculum; and donor development to support new initiatives.
Her career spans more than 20 years, including several years at Bowdoin College and at Babson College, where she most recently held the position of professor of statistics and chair of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Science. As chair, she facilitated the revision of the undergraduate business curriculum and improvement of the co-curricular experience of both undergraduate and MBA students. She also developed a strategic plan for quantitative undergraduate education, advised students, mentored faculty, and chaired multiple task forces that examined the academic, social, and cultural issues facing undergraduate business students.
She has authored more than 30 articles in the areas of analytics, statistics education, and women in science, and recently published the textbook Business Statistics. In 2006, Sharpe co-founded a Boston- based non-profit to further Diversity and Outreach in Mathematics and Engineering education, known as The DOME Foundation and currently sits on the boards of three nonprofit organizations in the Boston and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas.
Sharpe earned a B.A. in mathematics and German from Mount Holyoke College, an M.S. in biomathematics from the University of North Carolina, and a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia.