Fairfield Dolan Doubles Graduate Enrollment and Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

Fairfield Dolan Doubles Graduate Enrollment and Welcomes 11 New Faculty Members

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The introduction of new graduate analytics programs, online and hybrid modalities, and expansion in Shanghai has led to record growth and the addition of new faculty.

This past year marked tremendous growth for the Dolan School. In fact, graduate enrollment more than doubled for spring 2021 enrollment compared to the previous year. This growth is a result of the introduction of new, innovative programs and modalities and global expansion in Shanghai.

Last year Fairfield Dolan launched two new programs with a focus on analytics: the Dual MBA/MSBA (Master of Science in Business Analytics) Program and the Online Analytics MBA. The dual degree provides students with the well-rounded business curriculum of an MBA paired with a robust and more technical business analytics curriculum. The Online Analytics MBA combines a rigorous grounding in the software tools used in analytics with core business courses.

Assistant Dean of Dolan Graduate Programs, Leanne De Los Santos, shared, “Our goal at Dolan is to offer recent graduates and working professionals opportunities to earn master’s degrees that meet the needs of employers while providing maximum flexibility to balance personal obligations. We have the benefit of expertise from our graduate program advisory boards to inform how we shape new program offerings.”

In addition to new programming, students considering the traditional Dolan MBA degree can now customize their MBA program by reducing the number of required courses they need to take so they can focus on their area of interest. Students can also select an online or hybrid modality.

Finally, last spring, Fairfield Dolan admitted a second cohort of MBA students in Shanghai. In partnership with Golden Education, one of the largest management training companies in China, Dolan implemented the same high-quality MBA program for Chinese students. Led by Dolan professors, the program allows students to continue in their professional careers while pursuing the degree in the evenings and weekends.

With such tremendous growth comes the need to have more high quality faculty who can foster Dolan’s engaging and diverse learning community to deliver educational excellence.

Fairfield Dolan is proud to welcome 11 new faculty members this semester:

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_aland_09282021.jpgJohn Aland
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Graduate of the University of Michigan 

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_heather-baiye_09282021.jpgHeather Baiye
Instructor of the Practice, Accounting
Graduate of Loyola University Maryland 

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_andrew-blum_09282021.jpgAndrew Blum
Instructor of the Practice, Business Communications
Graduate of Fairfield University

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_lori-beth-grennan_09282021.jpgLoriBeth Greenan
Instructor of the Practice, Marketing
Graduate of NYU

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_chris-hamer_09282021.jpgChris Hamer
Instructor of the Practice, Management
Graduate of the University of Texas, Austin and State University of New York at Albany

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_john-hill_09282021.jpgJohn Hill
Visiting Instructor of Economics
Graduate of Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania 

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_regina-kim_09282021.jpgRegina Kim
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate of Columbia University

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_nomalia-manna_09282021.jpgNomalia Manna
Visiting Assistant Professor of Finance
Graduate of Drexel University

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_natlo-bill_09282021.jpgBill Natlo
Instructor of the Practice, Marketing
Graduate of the University at Albany and Long Island University

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_cpena_09282021.jpgCarlos E. Peña
Visiting Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate of Duke University School of Law and Queens College

763271496_news-at_dolan-new-faculty_stanislav-vavilov_09282021.jpgStanislav Vavilov
Assistant Professor of Management
Graduate of The Lomonosov Moscow State University, Yale School of Management, and the University of Massachusetts

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