Administrative and Academic Leadership

Administrative Leadership


Paul Almeida

Paul Almeida, Dean 

Paul Almeida is dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he champions a community of belonging and collaboration that focuses on business as a force to serve the common good. A member of the Georgetown community for more than 25 years, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of leadership positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation. He also serves as professor of strategy and international business.

During his tenure as dean, Almeida has focused on leveraging the school’s greatest strengths — its location in the global capital city of Washington, D.C., its ability to create interdisciplinary programs in collaboration with Georgetown’s other renowned schools, and the university’s rich Jesuit tradition and values. He has overseen the growth of degree programs with the launch of the ambitious B.S. in Business and Global Affairs (a joint program with the School of Foreign Service and Georgetown’s first joint undergraduate degree), the M.S. in Management, and an online M.S. in Business Analytics. He also has created initiatives focused on the future including Technology and Future of Work and the Business of Sustainability, leveraging the ability of business to partner across academic areas to address the world’s most complex issues. Additionally, he has created the school’s first Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and launched numerous diversity related initiatives.  

Almeida’s research focuses on innovation, knowledge management, alliances, and informal collaborations across organizations and countries. He is interested in understanding how knowledge builds across people and organizations and how this affects performance. He has published in, and served on, the editorial boards of several leading journals. Almeida also previously was chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. He has received Georgetown’s Faculty Research Award and the Dean’s Service Award, as well as the Academy of Management’s (International Business) Outstanding Educator Award.

Almeida has taught students at all levels at Georgetown McDonough in the areas of strategy, international business, technology, and knowledge management. He has won the Joseph LeMoine Award for Graduate and Undergraduate Teaching Excellence, Best Professor Award for Executive Programs at Georgetown University, and is a seven-time winner of the Best Professor Award for Georgetown’s Executive MBA program.

Almeida received a Ph.D. in international business and strategy and an M.A. in applied economics and managerial science from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a PGDM (MBA) from the Indian Institute of Management, and a B.E. in electrical engineering from the University of Poona, India. He and his wife also are the parents of two Georgetown graduates.

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Dennis Quinn

Dennis Quinn, Vice Dean

With responsibility for leading the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Dennis Quinn oversees recruitment, appointments, tenure, and promotion processes; the continued strengthening of the school’s faculty research activities; and registration and academic planning functions. In addition, he works closely with the dean to engage the school’s external stakeholders around important Georgetown McDonough initiatives.

Quinn, who also serves as the Powers Professor in International Business, specializes in international business, political economy, and public policy. His current research focuses on democratization and economic liberalization in emerging markets, the origins and consequences of international financial liberalization, the impact of trade on U.S. elections, globalization, and international political economy. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in business, international affairs, and public policy. Additionally, Quinn is the co-director of the Master’s in International Business and Policy, a joint degree between Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Quinn holds a Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from Columbia University, as well as an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.

Other leadership in the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs includes:

Valeria Bellagamba, Associate Dean for Academic and Global Operations
George Comer, Director of Underrepresented Minority Student Support, Associate Professor of Finance, Co-Director of Georgetown Reach


Doreen Amorosa

Doreen Amorosa, Associate Dean, McDonough Career Services 

As associate dean, McDonough Career Services, Amorosa is responsible for career management strategy and service delivery within the McDonough School of Business. In her role, she oversees specialized recruiting initiatives, develops networking opportunities, and builds employer relationships globally.

Prior to her career at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, Amorosa served as vice president for global recruitment and workforce planning at American Express, where she managed recruitment strategy both within the United States and globally. Her experience also includes serving as vice president of resourcing at ICI; director of talent acquisition at Avaya; and more than 20 years of experience working with Merrill Lynch, where she oversaw recruitment, staffing, diversity initiatives, and HR policy. Amorosa holds an MBA from Seton Hall University and earned her BSBA degree in management from Georgetown University.

Throughout the last half of her corporate career, Amorosa was a member of the McDonough School of Business Board of Advisors. She is currently a member of the Prospanica Corporate Advisory Board, the NBMBAA Academic Council and the Career Services Committee of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management.  

Other leadership in McDonough Career Services includes:

Diana Banks, Assistant Dean, Executive Career Development Center
Maureen Carptenter, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Center
Talia Schatz, Director, Undergraduate Career Development Center
Eric Young, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Center 


Rev. Ronald Anton

Rev. Ronald Anton, S.J., Senior Advisor for Jesuit Identity  

At Georgetown, Anton also serves as the rector of the Georgetown University Jesuit Community. In his advisory role at the business school, Anton collaborates with McDonough’s faculty and administration to encourage Jesuit identity by supporting existing efforts and developing new initiatives. This includes communicating these efforts to both internal and external stakeholders and strengthening partnerships with outside Jesuit institutions.

As one of the few Jesuits with a business education, Anton has assisted Georgetown McDonough on several projects in recent years. He has a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and has taught business classes at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels.

Earlier in his career, Anton was dean of the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland, at what is now Alberto Hurtado University in Santiago Chile, and at the Beijing International MBA at Peking University. He also worked as the secretary for higher education (ad interim) for the Society of Jesus at the Jesuit headquarters in Rome. Most recently, he worked as a consultant with local Jesuits to establish tertiary-level institutions in Africa.


Linn Deavers

Linn Deavers, Associate Dean and Chief Operating Officer

As associate dean and chief operating officer, Linn Deavers 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 $85 million and employs approximately 250 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.

Other leadership in the Chief Operating Officer’s area includes:

Michael Borbacs, Chief Technology Officer and Director of IT Operations


Allan Eberhart

Allan Eberhart, Senior Associate Dean, Master of Science in Finance Program; Professor of Finance

Allan Eberhart is the inaugural senior associate dean for the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, the first technology-intensive program at Georgetown McDonough. He was the program’s founding director and has overseen its growth from the first graduating class of 31 students in 2015 to 276 students—across both cohorts in this two-year program—at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

Eberhart also is a professor of finance, teaching 15 different courses to undergraduate, MBA, EMBA, MSF, and certificate students. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards and has been highlighted in Businessweek’s ranking of favorite business school professors. Additionally, he has published dozens of articles in journals such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Research. He served as an associate editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Research, and has published articles in Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal.

In previous positions, Eberhart served as the inaugural senior associate dean for technology-intensive education, the founding academic director of the ICBC Executive Education program, and the Finance Area coordinator. He was a visiting assistant professor at New York University’s Stern School of Business and an associated consultant with A.T. Kearney. He also has consulted for firms such as Ashmore Group, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Standard and Poor’s, and many other firms.

He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Thomas More College, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati, a doctorate in finance from the University of South Carolina, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Other leadership in the Master of Science in Finance Program:

Thomas Stowell, Associate Dean for MSF Career Management and Strategic Initiatives


Patricia Grant

Patricia Grant, Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

As the senior associate dean for the Undergraduate Program at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, Patricia Grant 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.

For more than 20 years, Patricia Grant has worked in a variety of administrative roles at Binghamton and Temple Universities, as well as the University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education management, and Cornell University, where she earned a liberal arts degree. While at Temple University, she was engaged in academic affairs work as the interim director of graduate studies and as the director of undergraduate studies within the College of Education. In this capacity, she was charged with the academic and professional development of approximately 2,500 graduate and undergraduate students. Throughout her career, she has worked alongside faculty to improve curricula while also developing proposals for new programs and degrees. Grant also has served as an adjunct professor, teaching a range of topics from research design to organizational change.

Other leadership in the Undergraduate Program Office includes:

Monija Amani, Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Programs and Partnerships
Deborah Coburn, Senior Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services
Justin Smith, Assistant Dean for Student Success


Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

In addition to her roles as Michael G. and Robin Psaros Chair in Business Administration and professor of marketing and area coordinator, Rebecca Hamilton serves as Georgetown McDonough’s senior associate dean for faculty affairs. Among other responsibilities, she will take a leading role in the school’s accreditation and assurance of learning activities.

Hamilton joined the McDonough School of Business as professor of marketing in 2014 after 14 years on the faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Her research focuses on consumer decision making and the effects of consumers’ information processing strategies on their attitudes and choices and has been published in top journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Harvard Business Review. She received the Erin Anderson Award for as an emerging female scholar and mentor in 2011 and was recognized by the Marketing Science Institute as a young scholar in 2007. She served as co-editor of the Journal of Marketing Research from 2016-2020, and has served as associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and on the Editorial Review Boards of the International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Interactive Marketing, and Journal of Marketing.

Hamilton holds a B.S. in policy analysis from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Brooks Holtom

Brooks Holtom, Senior Associate Dean, Strategy, Finance, and Organization

In addition to his roles as professor of management and area coordinator, Brooks Holtom serves as Georgetown McDonough’s senior associate dean for strategy, finance, and organization. A former CPA, Holtom works with faculty and staff to align the school’s organizational structure and strategy with its financial goals and operations to enable smart and sustainable growth.

Holtom’s research focuses on how organizations acquire, develop and retain human and social capital. This research appears in the top journals in management (Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others). He received the Human Resource Management Scholarly Achievement Award in 2013 from the Academy of Management. His research also is widely cited in leading newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Washington Post. He has performed research in or served as a consultant to many organizations including AES, Bayer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Citibank, KPMG, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Rio Tinto, Rolls Royce, Sprint, and the World Bank.

Holtom holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resources from the University of Washington, as well as an M.Acc. and a B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Other leadership in Strategy, Finance, and Organization includes:

Elie Farhat, Associate Dean and Chief Admissions Officer
Nita Swinsick, Assistant Dean, Executive Education Admissions


Bardia Kamrad

Bardia Kamrad, Senior Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs

As senior associate dean for executive degree progarms, Bardia Kamrad oversees the school’s Executive MBA, Executive Master’s in Leadership, Master of Arts in International Business and Policy, and Master’s in Management programs. He is a founder and former academic director of the school’s Executive MBA program, which launched in 1994.

Kamrad’s research interests are interdisciplinary, focusing primarily on risk management and decision-making problems in the face of uncertainty. Within this broad area, he has principally concentrated on operational risk management issues and related capital investment problems in operations.

Kamrad’s research has been published in prestigious academic journals, including Management Science; Operations Research; IIE Transactions; Naval Research Logistics; IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management; and the European Journal of Operational Research. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, the Production and Operations Management Society, the American Finance Association, and the Institute for Industrial and System Engineering. Kamrad’s consulting experience includes projects in risk management, pricing, forecasting, purchasing and inventory management problems.

Kamrad earned a B.S. degree in civil engineering (fluid mechanics) from the University of Minnesota; an M.S. degree in industrial/technology management from the University of Wisconsin, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in operations from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.

Other leadership in Executive Degree Programs includes:

Roberto Flores, Associate Dean of Program Management


Prashant Malaviya

Prashant Malaviya, Senior Associate Dean, MBA Programs

Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs and professor of marketing, came to Georgetown in 2008 after nine years at INSEAD, France. Prior to INSEAD, he held an appointment at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and visiting professorships at the Wharton School, as the Titan Industries Professor at ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens, Greece, and at the Kellogg School of Management.

A consumer psychologist by training, Malaviya’s research focuses on understanding how consumers use information to make product judgments and consumption decisions and has been published in leading marketing journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, and Psychology & Marketing. He has taught courses to executives, MBAs, and undergraduate students on marketing management, marketing strategy, brand management, customer focus, consumer behavior, and related topics.

He was awarded the Emerald Citation of Excellence for publishing “one of the top 50 management articles in 2007,” was a finalist for the Best MBA Core Teacher award at INSEAD, and was named Outstanding Reviewer by the Journal of Consumer Research and Journal of Consumer Psychology. He currently serves on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Prior to entering the world of academia (and consumers), Malaviya worked in India as an engineer at Tata Motors and as a marketing analyst at Nestlé.

Malaviya holds a Ph.D. in marketing with a minor in social psychology from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of New Delhi, and a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi.

Other leadership in the MBA Program includes:

Shelly Heinrich, Associate Dean, MBA Admissions
Lisa Kahn, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Kerry Pace, Associate Dean and Director, MBA Program Office


Teresa Mannix, Interim Associate Dean and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

As the interim associate dean and chief marketing and communications officer, Teresa Mannix elevates the reputation of the school by overseeing the school’s brand marketing, internal and external communications, editorial content, media relations, digital marketing, events, and rankings. Her responsibilities also include the school’s alumni relations and corporate relations efforts.

Before joining the McDonough School of Business in 2009 as the director of media relations, Mannix was the director of news and public information and spokesperson at the University of Mary Washington. During her tenure at McDonough, she has overseen a significant increase in media mentions of faculty and programs, created a unified marketing and data collection strategy for rankings, and developed a content strategy to elevate the school’s priorities among key stakeholders.

She also serves as the treasurer of the Georgetown Women’s Alliance and a board member and past president of the College Communicators Association of Virginia and D.C. Mannix holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of Mary Washington, an M.A. in communications from George Mason University, and certificates in marketing and leadership from Georgetown University.


Michael O’Leary, Senior Associate Dean, Custom Executive Education Programs

As senior associate dean for custom executive education programs, Michael O’Leary recruits and builds quality executive programs tailored to the individual needs of organizations around the world. He joined Georgetown McDonough’s faculty in 2009 after working in consulting and teaching at Boston College. In 2017, he became faculty chair of the McDonough Undergraduate Program and chair of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. He also directs the school’s Partners in Leadership Learning and Research (PILLARs) program – strengthening ties between alumni and the leadership, learning, and research mission of the school. In 2019, he launched the school’s McDonough Women in Business 60th Anniversary book project.

He has taught in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America, and in six of Georgetown McDonough’s masters programs. He also has taught and directed executive education programs for a wide variety of domestic and international organizations at McDonough. With Dean Paul Almeida, he helped design, advise, and teach for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program, founded by the presidential centers of Lyndon B. Johnson, George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. He also is a faculty member for the Bush Center’s Stand-To Veterans Leadership Program.

O’Leary’s research deals with high performing teams (especially virtual ones), multitasking, multi-teaming, and teams dealing with resources constraints. His work has been published by MIT Press and in the Academy of Management Review, IESE Insight, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, Organization Studies, and Academy of Management’s Best Paper Proceedings. His MISQ article about perceived proximity between co-located and geographically dispersed colleagues won the 2015 European Research Paper of the Year Award from CIONET – Europe’s largest association of IT executives. He served as an expert reviewer for three National Science Foundation grant review panels and has reviewed for more than two dozen academic journals.

O’Leary holds a Ph.D. in organization studies from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.A. in public policy from Duke University, where he also was a member of the Board of Trustees.

Other leadership in Custom Executive Education includes:

Ashley Baker, Associate Dean for Custom Executive Education
Imke Simpson, Assistant Dean for Custom Executive Education


Erjona Prifti

Erjona Prifti, Chief Financial Officer

As the school’s chief financial officer, Erjona Prifti oversees the school’s strategic financial plan in partnership with the dean. She reports to and serves as an advisor to the Dean and to colleagues on the Dean’s leadership team on all aspects of the school’s strategy, direction, financial resources, and risk. Prifti is centrally involved in the school’s strategic plan and in efforts to achieve its most important academic and financial goals. She serves a crucial role in the joint development of departmental business plans and strategies that align with the Dean’s vision and overall strategy of the school. She assesses new business opportunities and initiatives to ensure sustainable growth for the school. Prifti also leads the school’s finance team, which works with each department to efficiently steward the school’s resources.

Prifti has held several positions on the finance team since joining Georgetown McDonough in 2008, most recently serving as senior director of finance. She also is an adjunct faculty member in the Operations and Information Management area. She holds an Executive MBA from the McDonough School of Business, an M.A. in international affairs from Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, and a B.A. in Finance from John Carroll University. She also holds certificates in project management, international business management, and leadership development from Georgetown and is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellent Performance. 


Sarah Tillotson

Sarah Tillotson, Chief of Staff

Sarah Tillotson, chief of staff, joined Georgetown McDonough in 2013 and has been director of the Custom Program management team for the last four years.

In this role, Sarah oversaw the more than 60 custom programs delivered annually on the Hilltop and around the world, ensuring high-level engagement and top-tier customer service for Georgetown’s diverse clientele. While leading the team, she also managed her own portfolio of public and private sector clients and delivered programs in more than 10 countries. Among her portfolio was the SAGE Program, where Sarah established great relationships with leaders in McDonough and across the university. 

Before arriving at Georgetown, Tillotson worked in Japanese language and cultural exchange. She taught English to junior high school students in Kyoto and worked in the Public Affairs Section of the Embassy of Japan as coordinator of the JET Program.

She holds a B.A. in Japanese language and literature from Connecticut College, and she is a member of the Georgetown McDonough Executive Master’s in Leadership class of 2020.


Ella Washington is Senior Advisor on DEI Initiatives

Ella Washington, Senior Advisor on DEI Initiatives

As a professor of the practice in management, Ella Washington prides herself on helping to develop and equip tomorrow’s business leaders with skills to be high-performing inclusive managers. She is an organizational psychologist who finds inspiration through the intersection of business, diversity, and leadership. Her research examines conditions of workplace cultures that best support inclusion, diversity, and equity while also contributing to an employee’s individual development. Prior to her academic career, Washington led the global Diversity and Inclusion consulting practice at Gallup and was a talent management consultant at Ernst & Young.

Washington is committed to connecting her academic research to touch the lives of organizational leaders. As a double-certified International Coaching Federation and Gallup-certified strengths coach, her passion for coaching, facilitating, and public speaking is unmatched. She has worked one-on-one with leaders and teams at the executive and mid-levels to develop tactical skills to enhance their organizations.

Washington proudly attended Spelman College, a historically Black women’s institution in Atlanta, which led to her passion for maximizing the success of women and minorities. She also holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


Academic Leadership


Rebecca Hamilton

Rebecca Hamilton, Marketing Area Coordinator, Michael and Robin Psaros Endowed Chair in Business Administration, and Professor of Marketing

Rebecca Hamilton joined the McDonough School of Business as professor of marketing in 2014 after 14 years on the faculty at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Hamilton’s research focuses on consumer decision making and the effects of consumers’ information processing strategies on their attitudes and choices and has been published in top journals such as the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, and Harvard Business Review. She received the Erin Anderson Award for an Emerging Female Scholar and Mentor in 2011 and was recognized by the Marketing Science Institute as a Young Scholar in 2007. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association for Consumer Research, as an associate editor for the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, the International Journal of Research in Marketing, and the Journal of Interactive Marketing.

Hamilton holds a B.S. in policy analysis from Cornell University and a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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Robin Dillon-Merrill

Robin Dillon-Merrill, Operations and Information Management Area Coordinator, Professor of Operations

Robin L. Dillon-Merrill also is the faculty director for the Undergraduate Business Program. In her research, Dillon-Merrill seeks to understand and explain how and why people make the decisions that they do under conditions of uncertainty and risk. This research specifically examines critical decisions that people have made following near-miss events in situations with severe outcomes including hurricane evacuation, terrorism, cybersecurity, and NASA mission management.

Dillon-Merrill has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Homeland Security through USC’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis for Terrorism Events. She has served as a risk analysis and project management expert on several National Academies Committees including the review of the New Orleans regional hurricane protection projects and the application of risk analysis techniques to securing the Department of Energy’s special nuclear materials. From 2015-2017, she served as the co-chair of the Georgetown Environment Initiative, and from 2017-2019, she served as the National Science Foundation Program Director for the Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment program in the Engineering Directorate.

She has a B.S./M.S. from the University of Virginia in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. From 1993-1995 she worked as a systems engineer for the Fluor Daniel Corporation. 

Learn more about the Operations and Information Management Area.


Brooks Holtom

Brooks Holtom, Management Area Coordinator, Professor

In addition to his roles as professor of management and area coordinator, Brooks Holtom serves as Georgetown McDonough’s senior associate dean for strategy, finance, and organization. A former CPA, Holtom works with faculty and staff to align the school’s organizational structure and strategy with its financial goals and operations to enable smart and sustainable growth.

Holtom’s research focuses on how organizations acquire, develop and retain human and social capital. This research appears in the top journals in management (Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others). He received the Human Resource Management Scholarly Achievement Award in 2013 from the Academy of Management. His research also is widely cited in leading newspapers and magazines like the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Washington Post. He has performed research in or served as a consultant to many organizations including AES, Bayer, Booz Allen Hamilton, Capital One, Citibank, KPMG, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Rio Tinto, Rolls Royce, Sprint, and the World Bank.

Holtom holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and human resources from the University of Washington, as well as an M.Acc. and a B.S. in accounting from Brigham Young University.

Learn more about the Management Area.


Jeffrey Macher

Jeffrey T. Macher, Strategy Area Coordinator, Professor of Strategy, Economics, and Public Policy

Jeffrey T. Macher also the academic director of Georgetown’s Center for Business and Public Policy. He examines the intersection of strategy, economics, and innovation. His research interests include industry structure, regulation, competitive strategy, and the organization and economics of innovation in a variety of high-technology industries, including biopharmaceuticals, freight rail, medical devices, and semiconductors. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, California Management Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Regulatory Economics, Management Science, Organization Science, and Strategic Management Journal, among others.

Macher received a BSE in computer engineering from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan; an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College; and a Ph.D. from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

He is a member of the Academy of Management, the American Economics Association, the American Society of Health Economists, the Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics, and the Strategic Management Society. He is on the editorial boards of Production and Operations Management Journal and Strategic Management Journal, and a reviewer for several academic journals. He also is a special government employee of the Food and Drug Administration.

Prior to Georgetown University, Macher worked for Braxton Associates (a strategy consulting firm now part of Deloitte Consulting), IBM, and Motorola.

Learn more about the Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy Area.


David McLean

David McLean, Finance Area Coordinator, William G. Droms Professor

David McLean’s teaching and research interests are in capital market imperfections and their ramifications for both asset prices and corporate finance. His papers have been published in leading finance journals, such as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, and Review of Financial Studies. His research has won several awards, including the Amundi Smith Breeden Award for the best paper in Journal of Finance and the Jensen Prize for the best paper in the Journal of Financial Economics. He serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals, including Management Science.

McLean previously taught at DePaul University, the University of Alberta, and MIT, and has been a visiting scholar at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Development Bank of Japan. He received a Ph.D. from Boston College and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. 

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Jason Schloetzer, Accounting and Business Law Area Coordinator, Associate Professor of Business Administration

Jason Schloetzer has nearly 15 years of experience teaching managerial accounting and control concepts in MBA and executive programs at Georgetown. Before his academic career, he spent seven years working in the telecommunications sector, including five years at France Telecom.

His research, which examines how executives collect and use information to motivate employees and improve firm performance, is published in a number of academic journals, including The Accounting Review and Journal of Accounting Research. His work often relies on data collected from companies, having collaborated on research projects with firms in the oil and gas, heavy vehicle manufacturing, industrial coatings, apparel, consumer products, public relations, and financial services industries, as well as tech startups. He is an editor at the Journal of Management Accounting Research and is a member of the Editorial Advisory and Review Board at The Accounting Review. His work has been presented at numerous universities and conferences, including twice at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Additionally, he often is quoted in media outlets for his work with The Conference Board on trends in CEO succession practices.

Schloetzer received a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from George Washington University, and a B.S. from the University of Kansas.

Learn more about the Accounting and Business Law Area.