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 is a 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, an online M.S. in Business Analytics, and the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (a joint program with Georgetown’s Earth Commons and Graduate School). He also has created initiatives focused on the future including AI, Analytics, 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.