Trident University Appoints New Dean of its College of Business

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Dr. Lisa Mohanty has been named Dean of the Trident’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business. She joined the University in 2008 and had served as Dean of University College since 2017.

Dr. Lisa Mohanty, Dean, Glenn R. Jones College of Business

Trident University International (Trident) is proud to announce that Dr. Lisa Mohanty has been named Dean of the University’s Glenn R. Jones College of Business.

Since joining Trident in 2008, Dr. Mohanty has held a number of leadership positions, including Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and New Programs, Department Chair for Student Orientation and Social Sciences, and Program Director for General Education.

She most recently served as Dean of University College, a position which she assumed in 2017. In this role she led initiatives to improve student retention and oversaw the success of Trident’s Associate of Science in Professional Studies (ASPS) program and the Medical Billing and Coding Certificate. She most recently oversaw the successful launch of the Organizational Leadership concentration in the ASPS program.

“During her tenure, Dr. Mohanty established a reputation as an innovative educator,” states Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu, Provost, Trident. “Through her leadership in program launches, course development, and academic administration, she has helped to improve the student experience in many ways.”

Additionally, Dr. Mohanty is an experienced researcher whose areas of expertise include economics, business administration, and feminist economics. She has presented at the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and has seen her research published in multiple academic journals.

Dr. Mohanty holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Irvine.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is an online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and education of students. Trident offers quality associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has more than 22,000 alumni with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.

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