Paul Almeida, Dean

Paul Almeida, Dean 

Paul Almeida is dean and William R. Berkley Chair at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. A member of the Georgetown community for more than two decades, Almeida has served Georgetown McDonough in a number of positions, including most recently as deputy dean for executive education and innovation and, prior to that, as senior associate dean for executive education. He also serves as professor of strategy and international business.

Almeida’s strategy 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 the Georgetown’s Faculty Research Award and the Dean’s Service 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 also is the parent of a current Georgetown student and a 2016 graduate.

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Luc Wathieu Georgetown McDonough Pietra Rivoli, Vice Dean

With responsibility for leading the Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Pietra Rivoli 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, she works closely with the dean to engage the school’s external stakeholders around important Georgetown McDonough initiatives.

A professor of finance, Rivoli has taught finance and international business at the school for 27 years, and in that time she received awards for her published work on business and social responsibility in the corporate environment. She also is the author of the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy (2005, 2009), which has been widely acclaimed by both the popular press and the academic community as a groundbreaking study of globalization. Additionally, her academic research has been published in numerous leading journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Money Credit and Banking. In 2006, Rivoli was awarded a Faculty Pioneer Award by the Aspen Institute.

Rivoli holds a Ph.D. in finance and international economics and a B.S. in finance, both from the University of Florida.

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

Valeria Bellagamba, Associate Dean for Academic and Global Operations


Doreen AmorosaDoreen 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:

Maureen Carptenter, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Center
Raji Ramanan, Assistant Dean, Executive Career Development Center
Talia Schatz, Director, Undergraduate Office of Professional and Leadership Development
Eric Young, Assistant Dean, MBA Career Center 


Linn DeaversLinn 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 $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.

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

Michael Borbacs, Interim Chief Technology Officer and Director of IT Operations


Allan EberhartAllan Eberhart, Senior Associate Dean, Technology-Intensive Education; Founding Director, Master of Science in Finance; Professor of Finance

Allan Eberhart has published dozens of articles covering a wide range of topics such as market efficiency, bankruptcy and financial distress, equity valuation, option pricing, and the valuation of corporate research and development projects. His work has been published in the most prestigious journals in his field such as the Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Accounting Research. He also has been an associate editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Research, and he has received several teaching awards.

In his service to Georgetown, he has been the area coordinator for the finance faculty, chair of the Graduate Curriculum Committee, and has served on numerous other committees. He led the launch of the Master of Science in Finance program in 2014 — the first technology-intensive program at the McDonough School of Business — and has overseen the growth of this two-year program from its initial graduating class of 31 students to approximately 150 students (across both classes) at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Eberhart received a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina and has been a visiting assistant professor at the Stern School of Business at New York University.


Patricia GrantPatricia 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
Daniela Brancaforte, Senior Assistant Dean, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Interdisciplinary Programs
Deborah Coburn, Senior Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Services
Justin Smith, Assistant Dean, Director of Assessment and Support


Brooks HoltomBrooks 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


Bardia KamradBardia KamradSenior Associate Dean, Executive Degree Programs

As senior associate dean for executive degree progarms, Bardia Kamrad will oversee the school's Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA, Executive Master's in Leadership, and Master of Arts in International Business and Policy 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:

Loni Smith, Senior Assistant Dean, Executive Degree Program Management
Nita Swinsick, Assistant Dean, Executive Education Admissions


Chris M. KormisChris M. Kormis, Associate Dean & Chief Marketing Officer
Chris M. Kormis is the Associate Dean and Chief Marketing Officer at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business. She leads, develops, and implements strategies to raise the visibility of the school. She also has lead various task forces and initiatives aimed at enhancing operational excellence and collaborations. Kormis is the brand manager and primary spokesperson, after the dean, to external audiences. The school’s alumni, corporate, and community relations initiatives also report up to Kormis. 

Since 2009, Kormis and her team have increased media mentions from 290 to almost 12,000, launched a graphic identity, and brought consistency to marketing efforts throughout the school. Kormis previously served for 18 years at The George Washington University, departing as Assistant Vice President for University Relations.

Kormis earned a B.A. from Duquesne University and an M.A. in English, professional writing, and rhetoric from George Mason University. She speaks at conferences and has published articles on marketing and communications for higher education.

Other leadership in the offices of Marketing and Communications and Alumni and External Relations includes:

Teresa Mannix, Senior Assistant Dean for Communications


MatMatthew Lewisthew Lewis, Chief of Staff

Matthew Lewis is both the principal advisor to the dean on the school’s important strategic and operational matters, as well as to the senior leader responsible for a team that provides strategic planning for innovation and technology-enhanced learning and the creation of new academic programs on campus, online, and globally.

As chief of staff, Lewis plans and steers execution of the dean’s vision and agenda as it relates to institutional initiatives, special projects, and policy development. Serving as the dean’s primary liaison with community and university constituencies, he sets the tone for communications emanating from the Dean’s Office. He also leads the school’s corporate, government, and community relations area.

In his role of director of strategy, Lewis works with the Deputy Dean for Innovation on a variety of school-wide initiatives that relate to the intellectual substance of the curricular and research functions of the school as it reshapes business education for the 21st century. Specifically, he works with the vice dean to ensure that the school’s curricula includes innovative, high-impact, and inclusive pedagogies, assignment design, and meaningful assessment of student learning and student engagement.

Lewis first came to the university as the assistant director of external relations for the business school, a new role for the school that allowed him to help shape the areas of alumni engagement, annual giving, and corporate partnerships. Prior to employment at Georgetown, Lewis worked with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee under Chairman Patrick J. Leahy. He currently is enrolled in Georgetown McDonough’s MBA program and is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in political science, specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. 


Prashant MalaviyaPrashant MalaviyaSenior Associate Dean, MBA Programs
Prashant Malaviya, senior associate dean for MBA programs and associate 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 ResearchJournal of Consumer PsychologyJournal of MarketingJournal 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
Kerry Pace, Associate Dean and Director, MBA Program Office


Charles SkubaCharles Skuba, Senior Associate Dean, Executive Custom Programs

As senior associate dean for executive custom programs, Charles Skuba recruits and builds quality executive programs tailored to the individual needs of organizations around the world.

Skuba has extensive experience in marketing, client relations, and business development. He enjoyed a long business career as a senior executive at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising and as an international marketing consultant with numerous large global corporations. In addition, Skuba managed over 200 people as chief of staff for market access and compliance at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

Skuba joined Georgetown McDonough in 2007 as an adjunct professor. In 2009, he became a member of the full-time faculty as a professor of the practice, specializing in international business and international marketing strategy. He has earned the Professor of the Year Student Choice award from the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Academic Council in 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

He holds an MBA in international business from George Washington University and a BSFS in international affairs from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

Other leadership in Executive Custom Program includes:

Ashley Baker, Associate Dean for Custom Programs
Roberto Flores, Associate Dean of Program Management


Academic Leadership


Rebecca HamiltonRebecca HamiltonMarketing 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 ResearchJournal 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 MarketingJournal 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.


Gilles HilaryGilles HilaryAccounting Area Coordinator, Houston Term Professor

Gilles Hilary joined the McDonough School of Business as the Houston Term Professor in fall 2016. Previously, he taught at INSEAD, HEC Paris, and HKUST. He teaches courses on corporate governance, risk management, financial analysis, decision-making processes, and behavioral finance.

Hilary also is a founding member of Cercle-K2, a French think tank on risk management and in 2016 was appointed Research Fellow (Chercheur Associe) at the French Military Police Academy (CREOGN). His research has been published in leading academic journals such as The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and Management Science. He also is a senior fellow at the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research.

Hilary has received multiple teaching and research awards such as the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching (INSEAD), the Franklin Prize for Teaching Excellence (HKUST), and the Prix Syntec (French Consulting Association award for best academic research).

He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and a French professional accounting degree (DESCF).

 


Brooks HoltomBrooks HoltomManagement 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.


Bardia KamradBardia KamradOperations and Information Management Area Coordinator, Professor of Operations

In addition to his roles as a professor and area coordinator for operations and information management, Bardia Kamrad serves as senior associate dean for executive degree programs.

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.


John MayoJohn MayoStrategy Area Coordinator, Elsa Carlson McDonough Chair in Business Administration, Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy

John Mayo is professor of economics, business and public policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He also serves as the executive director for the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy, which he founded in 2002. His research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization, regulation and antitrust, and, more generally, the application of microeconomics to public policy. He has published roughly 70 articles in economics, law and public policy journals including the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Industrial Economics, and the Journal of Regulatory Economics. He is also the author of numerous book chapters and monographs, and is the co-author of a comprehensive text, Government and Business: The Economics of Antitrust and Regulation. Mayo’s research and interviews have appeared in the popular press, including the Washington PostNew York TimesFinancial TimesWall Street JournalUSA Today, and the San Francisco Chronicle

Mayo has held a number of senior administrative positions at Georgetown including a term as dean of the McDonough School of Business. He has served as a visiting scholar at both UC-Berkeley and Stanford University. Additionally, he has been the chief economist, U.S. Senate Small Business Committee (Democratic Staff), and has served as an advisor and consultant to both public and private agencies. He has participated in a number of regulatory and antitrust proceedings and has testified before both Congress and state legislative and regulatory bodies on a number of matters, including monopolization, price fixing, mergers, and regulatory policy.

Mayo received his Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.A. from Hendrix College.


David WalkerDavid Walker, Finance Area Coordinator, John A. Largay Professor

David A. Walker focuses on commercial banking, financial services regulation, and financing small business. He joined the McDonough School of Business in 1980 after serving as director of research for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and financial economist for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation for a decade.

Walker has published eight books and monographs; 70 scholarly, peer-reviewed articles; and presented many studies at professional meetings. His most recent publications have appeared in Applied Economics, Journal of Accounting and Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economic Policy. He also chaired the Board of Trustees and is past president of Financial Management Association International, linking academicians and practitioners. He served as executive editor of the Journal of Financial Research and co-editor of the Journal of Small Business Finance.

He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee on Debt and Leverage, the House Committee on Small Business on Small Business Credit Costs, and the U.S. Senate Banking Committee on Financial and Technological Innovation. Walker also has been a consultant to the World Bank, TREPP LLC, the Promontory Financial Group, Nathan Associates, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and numerous companies.

Previously, Walker taught at Northwestern University, the Pennsylvania State University, and Iowa State University, where he earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in quantitative economics.


 

 

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