Plans to Strengthen School’s Sense of Community, High Academic Quality and Hands-on Learning
Joyce A. Strawser, Ph.D., has been appointed the next dean of the Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University. Strawser joined the faculty in 1995 and is an associate professor of accounting. She served as associate dean of undergraduate and M.B.A. curricula for ten years and was appointed acting dean in 2010.
Strawser was instrumental in facilitating the AACSB reaccreditation process for the school’s business programs and critical to the accounting department’s achievement of accreditation. The Stillman School is now among the select group of schools that has achieved both business and accounting accreditations. She was also part of the team that helped Stillman gain recognition from Bloomberg Businessweek for its undergraduate programs and The Princeton Review for its M.B.A. program.
In an interview with The Setonian, Strawser shared that she views the Stillman School in three groups, students, faculty and alumni. “To me, what you really want to be doing is creating an environment where members of each of those groups are working to maximize their potential, with each group supportive of the other groups.”
As dean, Strawser plans to continue with three points of success for the Stillman School: strengthening the sense of community, the high academic quality and the hands-on learning. “I would like to continue the work that we have done to build a strong Stillman community and to develop closer ties to our alumni and other stakeholders.”
Two new initiatives that are great examples of this are the Stillman Dinner Series and The Hall Street Fund. With the dinner series, Stillman alum host three to four students for dinner and conversation. The Hall Street Fund, an investment portfolio of real stocks, provides students practical insights into the real world of financial markets. This fund is cooperatively governed by Dean Strawser and the Investment Club.
Prior to joining Seton Hall University, Strawser served on the faculty at the City University of New York – Baruch College, and spent a year as a member of the research and technical activities staff at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Before beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a staff accountant for the Houston office of Arthur Andersen & Co. She has successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination and is a member of the American Accounting Association.
Strawser lives in South Orange with her husband, William, a graduate of Seton Hall University’s School of Law, and her two teenage sons, Bryan and Gary.
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Joanne De Stefano