Arcadia University Names Founding Dean of School of Global Business

Glenside, PA—Jan. 17, 2012—NJ Delener, Ph.D., has joined Arcadia University as the Founding Dean of the School of Global Business.

“Arcadia University is known around the world for focusing on international education, and our business programs are specifically designed to prepare our students to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy,” says President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III. “Dr. Delener has focused on the global economy throughout his exemplary career, in his research, scholarship, teaching, professional and entrepreneurial activities. His leadership in the field brings an experienced world view to our campus and strengthens our global connections with many countries where we want to expand our reach.”

Delener is the former dean of the School of Business at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Old Westbury. Under Delener’s leadership, SUNY’s School of Business doubled graduate enrollment, established international exchange and faculty development programs, took the university to the final phase of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in four years, and developed new degree and certificate programs.

“Dr. Delener is both a well-known scholar in the field of global business and technology as well as a veteran dean who will strengthen and grow our newly established School of Business.  With Arcadia’s increasing focus on preparing global leaders who will rise to the challenges of the global market, Dr. Delener brings a critical global experience that will be instrumental in the future of the School of Global Business,” says Dr. Steve O. Michael, Arcadia Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The School of Business includes undergraduate programs that emphasize international business and an M.B.A. program with a global perspective that is offered in Glenside and Singapore.

Prior to his time at SUNY, Delener was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of International Business Studies at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University, a professor of marketing and international business, and a visiting lecturer at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He has also served a consultant to several companies, including Marriott Corp., Ellington Duval Inc., and World Wide Marketing Group.

“I am honored and excited to join the Arcadia University community and to have the privilege of leading the newly founded School of Business,” says Delener. “The vital elements are in place. There are tremendous opportunities to develop niche interdisciplinary programs, an excellent collegial faculty and staff, and inter-professional collaborations. I look forward to sharing the energy and enthusiasm with our students that has carried me through a career of 25 plus years in global business education and working closely with Arcadia University’s strong leadership.”

Delener is the founder and elected president of the Global Business and Technology Association, which consists of more than 2,000 members worldwide, and he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Business and Technology, an interdisciplinary journal for the advancement of knowledge of the theory and practice of international business and technology. He has conducted numerous executive seminars in several countries, including Brazil, Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Turkey.

Published this month, his most recent book—Service Science Research, Strategy and Innovation: Dynamic Knowledge Management Methods—explores strategy development, leadership, management, marketing, service contracts, e-government, e-commerce, and human capital management. Delener has published 18 books and more than 100 articles in prestigious, refereed journals, including theJournal of Business Ethics, the Journal of Academy of Marketing Science, theJournal of Business Research, the Journal of Marketing Management, the Journal of International Consumer Marketing, and the Journal of Euromarketing.

An honorary inductee of the Iota Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, Delener is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the Global Leadership Award, University Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Award, the Administrative Outstanding Achievement Award, the National Service Award, and a research grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Delener earned a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York and an M.B.A. and Advanced Professional Certificates in Marketing and Strategic Planning from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Academy of Marketing Science, the Northeast Business and Economics Association, the New England Business Administration Association, the Academy of International Business, and the American Institute for Decision Sciences.

About Arcadia University: Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in metropolitan Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. The 2011 Open Doors report names Arcadia University a top leader in undergraduate students studying abroad. U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University among the top regional universities in the North and as one of the top study abroad programs. Arcadia University promises a distinctively global, integrative and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and prosper in a diverse and dynamic world. (www.arcadia.edu)