Liberty University Welcomes Dr. Dave Brat as New Business Dean

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Liberty University is pleased to announce the hiring of a new dean for its School of Business, Dr. Dave Brat, a former congressman and longtime private sector economist.

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Liberty University is pleased to announce the hiring of a new dean for its School of Business, Dr. Dave Brat. Effective Jan. 2, 2019, Dr. Brat will take the helm of the School of Business, one of Liberty’s largest schools. Dr. Brat has worked in the private sector for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen and for the World Bank assisting developing world economies. Prior to this time, he held a teaching position and was Chairman of the economics and business department at Randolph-Macon College.

In his most recent role as a Congressman, Dr. Brat served Virginia’s 7th District. Dr. Brat holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hope College, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Economics from American University. Dr. Brat and his wife, Laura, have two children, Jonathan and Sophia.

“We are excited to have Dave Brat joining our team at Liberty and especially in our School of Business,” said Liberty Interim Provost Dr. Scott Hicks. “Dave’s experience in the private business sector, in higher education, and most recently as a U.S. Congressman, offer a unique blend of applied experience that brings additional value and depth to our business faculty.”

President Jerry Falwell added: “Liberty continues to hire brilliant people who bring with them a wealth of knowledge and life experience. Both Dr. Brat and Professor Tony Nobles (Liberty’s new Center for Entrepreneurship executive director) have established themselves as leaders. I’m thrilled to have them join our faculty.”

About Liberty University
Liberty University, founded in 1971, is the world’s premier Christian university, the largest private, nonprofit university in the nation, and the largest university in Virginia. Located near the Blue Ridge Mountains on more than 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty offers more than 600 unique programs of study from the certificate to the doctoral level. Over 300 programs are offered online. Utilizing its world-class infrastructure and Christian faculty, Liberty’s mission is to train Champions for Christ with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for impacting tomorrow’s world.

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