Working hand in glove with Vice Dean Tom Moliterno has been one of the great joys of my tenure as dean. I am therefore pleased and proud that Tom is succeeding me in a one-year appointment as Isenberg’s Interim Dean. That appointment, which begins on July 1, will ensure continuity during a year of dynamic change at the school. Most eventful on our vibrant agenda will be the January 1 debut of our state-of-the-art, 70,000 square-foot Business Innovation Hub. In that enterprise, Tom’s leadership has graced every phase of its development.
Tom Moliterno, a.k.a. The Earl W. Stafford Professor in Entrepreneurial Studies, has served as Isenberg’s Vice Dean and Associate Dean over the past four years. In his Vice Dean’s role he has provided leadership across a wide range of the school’s internal and external activities. That includes school-level financial and strategic planning, faculty research, technology services, organizational metrics, AACSB accreditation maintenance, and oversight of our Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship. Tom has also coordinated Isenberg’s external engagement initiatives through the interrelated activities of our Development, Marketing and Communication, and Constituent Relations departments.
Before joining me in the Dean’s Office, Professor Moliterno was Chair of Isenberg’s MBA Core Faculty. He arrived at Isenberg in 2011, after making his mark on the faculty of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. He earned his Ph.D. at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine and holds an M.B.A. in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University. Before entering academics, Tom worked for many years in non-profit organizations, where he directed international advocacy programs and raised major gifts.
An award-winning educator in traditional and on-line classrooms, Tom has brought innovation and passion to undergraduate, MBA, and doctoral education. His research focuses on strategic management and organizational theory, including human capital and organizational decision making. Tom’s work has appeared in Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Management, Strategic Organization, and the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management.
Tom’s leadership, then, will ensure Isenberg’s continued upward national trajectory in research and teaching—both traditional and online. Just as important, Tom will continue to excel as an advocate for Isenberg’s unique culture—a blend that is both driven and compassionate. With Tom as Interim Dean, Isenberg will be in the best of hands.