Wall Street Journal Notes McDonough Dean's Commitment to Faculty Quality

January 09, 2007

Washington, D.C. - In recent remarks to Wall Street Journal columnist Ron Alsop, George Daly, dean of the McDonough School of Business, addressed the nationwide shortage of business faculty. He affirmed Georgetown's commitment to hiring the best, whether from the ranks of PhDs or experienced business managers.

Dean Daly "is recruiting more nontenure-track faculty from companies, often with MBA rather than PhD credentials," Alsop wrote in his column of January 9. "But he is careful to hire people who are 'thoughtful and reflective' and can do more than just relate 'war stories' from the corporate battlefield."

With 75 full-time faculty members, the McDonough School of Business is at the center of business education in the nation's capital. McDonough faculty have strong academic and professional backgrounds and are actively engaged in international research on global issues. Many have held positions in business or government, and have lived, worked, or studied abroad. They have been educated at some of the best academic institutions around the world.

Georgetown is committed to strong student-faculty interaction. The School of Business faculty are available to students, working together on research projects and career decision-making. They participate actively in programs such as the Global Integratives, where faculty members develop international consulting projects for students. Faculty members also serve as advisors to student clubs in the MBA Program where their expertise in functional areas serves as a resource for students planning events of professional interest.

Georgetown faculty members concentrate on both research and teaching. Their research impacts the scholarly world and the practice of business, and enhances the learning in the classroom.

About the Robert Emmett McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located in the nation's capital. Founded in 1957 to educate undergraduate business students through the integration of liberal arts and professional education, the McDonough School today welcomes approximately 1,300 undergraduates, 620 MBA students, and more than 500 participants in its executive education programs annually. For more information about the McDonough School, visit http://msb.georgetown.edu.

About Georgetown University
Georgetown University is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in America, founded in 1789 by Archbishop John Carroll. Georgetown today is a major student-centered, international, research university offering respected undergraduate, graduate and professional programs on its three campuses. For more information about Georgetown University, visit http://www.georgetown.edu.