Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean, Director of Undergraduate Programs, McDonough School of Business
Norean Sharpe joined Georgetown in July 2009 as Dean of the Undergraduate Program in the McDonough School of Business, where she is responsible for advising students; designing all co-curricular programs; implementing academic policies and assessment initiatives; developing partnerships with area non-profit and for-profit organizations; and working with faculty to develop curriculum for the undergraduate program. She earned a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia and her career spans 20 years. Prior to joining Georgetown, Sharpe was a professor at Babson College, where she taught Statistics and Operations Research, and chaired the Division of Mathematics and Science. In her role as chair, she facilitated an extensive revision of the undergraduate and MBA business quantitative curriculum and spearheaded an improvement of the co-curricular experience for students. She also developed a strategic plan for overall quantitative undergraduate education, advised students, mentored faculty, and chaired multiple task forces that examined the academic, social, and cultural issues facing undergraduate business students in the 21st century. Prior to joining Babson, Sharpe taught for several years at Bowdoin College, where she was Assistant Professor of Statistics and Operations Research following her initial appointment at Yale University as a MacArthur post-doctoral fellow.
Sharpe has published more than 30 articles in the area of analytics and statistics education with her most recent publication being the textbook Business Statistics. 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 non-profit organizations in the Boston and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas.