NYU professor to lead School of Business

The University announced Thursday that New York Univeristy professor Doug Guthrie is slated be the dean of the GW School of Business starting in mid-August.

Guthrie comes from the top five NYU’s Stern School of Business where he is a professor of management. He is also a professor of sociology at the school’s College of Arts and Sciences.

“I am thrilled about joining the GW community. At the School of Business we will be continuing the process of building a business school that truly stands at the center of business, politics and society,” Guthrie said in a news release. “With the advantages of the Washington, D.C., community, we plan on making this a school that educates future leaders in a way that no other business school can. It is going to be a business school that is different than any other.”

In April, outgoing dean Susan Phillips – who is retiring after 12 years at GW – said a strong sense of fundraising, networking and student outreach will be vital for the incoming business dean.

“We are pretty solidly in the top 50 for undergraduate and we have just gotten into the top 50 in the last couple of years for the MBA program,” Phillips said in April, referring to the school’s U.S. News and World Report, BusinessWeek Magazine and other college rankings. “I think we need to move up to the top 25. That would be a harder road because the competition gets stiffer the further up you go. And that’s going to take a lot more work to continue development of the curriculum.”

Guthrie attended the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and then received three degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, receiving his MA in 1994, the same year University President Steven Knapp left Berkeley for Johns Hopkins University.

The University announced Wednesday Johns Hopkins professor Lynn Goldman would take over as dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services in mid-August. With the announcement of Guthrie, only the Graduate School of Education and Human Development is currently without a dean for the next academic year after Mary Futrell announced her retirement last fall.

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