Michael Ginzberg Appointed Dean of American University’s Kogod School of Business

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American University provost Scott Bass announced today the appointment of Michael Ginzberg as the new dean of the Kogod School of Business. Ginzberg will join American University’s Kogod School of Business beginning in June following the retirement of Dean Richard Durand.

Michael Ginzberg, new dean American University's Kogod School of Business.

Kogod is an outstanding school poised for further growth. I am impressed by the caliber of the faculty. Their dedication to research and teaching reflects my own personal passion for student and academic advancement.

American University provost Scott Bass announced today the appointment of Michael Ginzberg as the new dean of the Kogod School of Business. Ginzberg will join American University’s Kogod School of Business beginning in June following the retirement of Dean Richard Durand, who has served the school as the Robert and Arlene Kogod Dean since 2005.

Following a successful tenure at Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business – where he is also an associate provost and professor of management and information systems – Ginzberg will oversee Kogod’s thriving community of 1600 undergraduate and graduate students and 115 faculty and professional staff.

“I am confident that Dr. Ginzberg is the right person at the right time to help Kogod reach new heights,” remarked Provost Bass. “He’s committed to helping faculty align their curriculum and scholarship interests with a distinctive and compelling position among business schools that plays to Kogod’s strengths. Kogod will serve as a magnet for business students and set the pace for scholarship that has impact in Washington and around the world.”

Ginzberg’s appointment to Washington, D.C.’s first business school coincides with Kogod’s elevation in national rankings, its demonstrated commitment to investing heavily in faculty research, and the expansion of its degree portfolio of ten programs including a new Master’s of Science in Sustainability Management –priorities where Ginzberg possesses a proven track-record.

“Kogod is an outstanding school poised for further growth,” said Ginzberg. “I am impressed by the caliber of the faculty. Their dedication to research and teaching reflects my own personal passion for student and academic advancement.”

Previously, Ginzberg served as the dean of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, where he led the implementation of an executive education program with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, opened the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, and secured a $10 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to create a graduate business program in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As associate dean at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, Ginzberg developed an MBA program with what is now known as the Central European University business school in Budapest, Hungary.

Ginzberg earned his Ph.D. in management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Alfred P. Sloan School of Management. He completed his M.B.A. in economic analysis at Iona College and earned his S.B in management from M.I.T.

American University’s Kogod School of Business is one of the leading business schools in Washington, D.C. Kogod is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which represents the highest standard of achievement for a business school worldwide. Dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary business education, Kogod offers market-driven undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Kogod’s diverse faculty are distinguished scholars and accomplished professionals with both research and real-world experience. Kogod’s global network of alumni and students recognize that purpose and profit are not at odds and are driven to make a difference within organizations and the world at large. For more information about Kogod, please visit kogod.american.edu.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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