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Dr. Mary Ann Joseph returning to Core Faculty

Dr. Mary Ann Joseph
Dr. Mary Ann Joseph

Beginning in the Fall 2018-2019 Term, Dr. Mary Ann Joseph will be vacating her position as Dean of the School of Management after 10 years of serving in this role. She will be coming full circle in her academic career by returning to her former position as a member of the Core/Full-time faculty.  

Dr. Gilda Gely, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, commented, “Although I will dearly miss her as a member of the Deans’ Council, I wish Dr. Joseph the very best in her faculty role. I want to express my sincere gratitude to her for her support and advice that she has given me during my tenure as Associate Provost and Provost. She has been a wonderful colleague and friend.” She continued, “I have come to rely on Dr. Joseph’s keen perspective in approaching discussions and solving problems. She is always kind, compassionate and puts the students first in every discussion. Dr. Joseph has always possessed a passion for teaching, and as a Core/Full-time faculty member she will continue to make a difference in the lives of our students.”

Dr. Joseph began her tenure at the College in 1988 as Associate Professor, as part of a key group of faculty members hired to develop and implement the College’s Master of Management program. She was promoted to full Professor in 1993. She has served in a number of academic and administrative roles at the College, including Chair of the Faculty Council, Director of Graduate Programs in Management, and Co-Chair of the College Senate. In 2008, Dr. Joseph was appointed Acting Dean of the School of Management and was promoted to the position of Dean of the School in 2014. Over the years she has demonstrated a strong commitment to the College and to the academic and customer support needs of its students. Under her leadership the School of Management received authorization to offer the MBA degree. She was also instrumental in instituting the first national honor society at the College, the Cambridge College chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, national honor society for business students. 

Dr. Joseph’s areas of expertise include marketing and international management and her interests include the impact of globalization on management and managers. She started her career in brand management and marketing before moving into academia. She has a master’s degree in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and earned her doctorate in marketing from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She has taught previously at the University of Massachusetts/Boston, and has been a visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. She is a member of the American Marketing Association, and the Academy of Management.

Dr. Gely concluded, “Please join me in wishing Dr. Joseph well as she returns to the faculty, and to continue teaching and inspiring students to discover their purpose and potential.”