About Our Dean
Anne Massey joined the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst as dean in the fall semester of 2019. The school’s first female dean has spent her career aligning academic programs with the technical, social, and cultural changes happening outside campus walls—her primary research topics have included computer-mediated and supported teams, IT adoption and implementation, and virtual work. Massey’s academic roles have likewise been focused on collaborations that improve outcomes: Her 22-year tenure at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington included time spent as co-chair of IU’s Intelligent Systems Engineering Program, leading a cross-campus faculty implementation of a new undergraduate engineering degree that was the first of its kind at the university. At IU, Massey was also the co-founder of the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology, an interdisciplinary initiative that promotes the participation, empowerment, and achievement of women in technology.
Upon joining Isenberg, Massey committed to pursuing initiatives that would support the school’s impressive reputational gains—particularly in the areas of career success, faculty excellence, exceptional students, global perspectives, inclusive leadership, and innovative teaching. When her first year was interrupted by a global pandemic, Massey immediately implemented a new faculty teaching fellowship program, tapping into the expertise of top-rated instructors from the school’s pioneering Online MBA program to share best practices with the full faculty, in order to ensure that remote instruction would meet Isenberg’s high standards. Now that students have returned to campus, she is continuing to focus on moving the school forward.