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Hamline University School of Business Names Anne McCarthy as Dean


Hamline University is pleased to announce it has named Dr. Anne M. McCarthy as dean of Hamline University School of Business. McCarthy brings with her 30 years of experience in business and higher education and particular expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, economics, management, and marketing.

“With broad academic experience and innovative leadership, Dr. McCarthy is uniquely qualified to build on the current success of the Hamline University School of Business and to significantly advance its programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels,” said Dr. David Stern, vice president for academic and student affairs. “With her high aspirations and a deep commitment to entrepreneurism, she is the right person at the right time to lead the business school.”

McCarthy comes to Hamline from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School where she has served as associate dean of community outreach for academic programs. She has been integral to the school’s development since its 2007 launch, serving in a variety of leadership positions, including acting associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for professional programs, and interim chair of marketing.

“It is an honor to be named as the dean of Hamline School of Business,” McCarthy said. “I believe the strategy of integrating business, public administration, and non-profit management in one school has the potential to create interdisciplinary synergies that address the critical societal challenges of this century.”

Prior to Johns Hopkins, McCarthy served as dean of the Merrick School of Business and professor of management at the University of Baltimore from 2002-2006. While there, she was instrumental in moving the school forward toward re-accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and in strengthening the faculty's research productivity. She served as a faculty member at Colorado State University from 1996-2002 and at Indiana University from 1992-1996. At Colorado State, McCarthy was the founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Family Enterprises. McCarthy earned her doctorate from Purdue University, her master of business administration from the University of Connecticut, and her bachelor’s degree in economics from Georgetown University.

McCarthy will assume her duties at Hamline on July 1, 2011.