Georgetown’s McDonough School Announces New Dean

Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business has announced that David A. Thomas, professor and former associate dean at Harvard Business School, will begin serving as the new dean as of August 1. Thomas currently serves as the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard and directs the school’s Organizational Behavior Unit.

The new dean’s research focuses on issues related to executive development, cultural diversity in organizations, leadership and organizational change, and has made numerous contributions during his tenure at Harvard, where he has served on the faculty since 1990.

“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with the leadership of the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University,” says Thomas, who will also hold the William R. Berkley Chair at the School. “I hope to work with the faculty and other members of the community to continue the tradition of groundbreaking research and teaching excellence that is bringing it to preeminence among the world’s leading business schools.”


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