Stuart School of Business Dean

Illinois Institute of Technology seeks an innovative, entrepreneurial, and ambitious leader to serve as the next dean of the Stuart School of Business. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a business school experiencing exponential growth thanks to the development of innovative new programs, international partnerships, and collaborations across a university that was recently named a 2024 Best College in the U.S. by the Wall Street Journal.

With an ongoing $1 billion capital campaign and in the final year of a bold strategic plan, Illinois Tech is set up for dramatic growth and development as it continues to pursue its founding mission to provide access to higher education for students from different backgrounds and to make a difference in the world through technology-oriented education. Stuart is a key player in this mission and in the future of the university thanks to its creative and innovative approach to business education.

Stuart is a global leader in bridging technology and business, offering distinctive education that trains students to become outstanding professionals in economics, finance, analytics, marketing, business, public administration, operations, and management. Situated within Chicago, whose business community is known for its spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation, Stuart benefits from and contributes to the city’s status as a global market leader in a variety of fields reflected in the school’s academic offerings. Stuart’s innovative culture and unique position as an AACSB-accredited business school at one of the premier technology-focused universities in the nation has led to a near tripling of enrollment across undergraduate and graduate programs since Fall 2022.

The next dean will be tasked with building upon this tremendous momentum, ensuring the recent gains are sustained, nurturing new partnerships, and pursuing opportunities to provide unique and high-quality educational opportunities to make Stuart a destination business school. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, the dean will support the vision of the school and continue to craft its identity and broaden its impact. They will be an eager fundraiser and enthusiastically tell the story of Stuart to current and potential donors, while also supporting a talented and diverse faculty in their research, teaching, and outreach. The successful candidate for this position will be globally minded and forward-thinking. They will be a champion for teaching and student success; have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; high energy; political astuteness; a deep commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; and a personal style that engenders trust, fairness, and respect.

Illinois Institute of Technology has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. All inquiries, nominations, and applications, should be directed electronically and in confidence to:  

  • Greg Esposito, Partner
  • Kristen Andersen, Senior Associate
  • Isaacson, Miller

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Search Committee Members

  • Chair: Institute of Design Dean Anijo Mathew
  • Yesenia Alarcon, Assistant Director of Advising, Stuart School of Business
  • Smriti Anand, Professor of Management, Stuart School of Business
  • Roland Calia, Associate Dean and Professor of Public Administration, Stuart School of Business
  • Ricky Cooper, Associate Professor of Finance
  • Hazem Dawani, CEO and Co-Founder, GigaStar; Chair, Stuart School of Business Board of Advisors; Trustee, Illinois Tech Board of Trustees
  • Julie Diemer, Associate General Counsel, Illinois Tech
  • Helen Ezenwa, Assistant Dean for External Relations and Career Management, Stuart School of Business
  • Ghazale Haddadian, Clinical Associate Professor of Operations and Energy Management, Stuart School of Business
  • Joanne Howard, Industry Associate Professor of Public Administration, Stuart School of Business
  • Edgar Jimenez, Stuart School of Business student
  • Andrew Kumiega, Assistant Professor of Analytics, Stuart School of Business
  • Nik Rokop, Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, Stuart School of Business
  • Priyanka Sharma, Associate Professor of Economics, Stuart School of Business
  • Matt Shapiro, Professor of Political Science, Lewis College of Science and Letters
  • Philip R. Troyk, Robert A. Pritzker Endowed Chair in Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Armour College of Engineering; Affiliate Professor, Stuart School of Business