March 20, 2013

Gibson named business school dean

Donald E. Gibson

Donald E. Gibson, who has served as interim dean of Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business for nearly two years, has been named the new dean of the business school.

His appointment follows an extensive national search. "I look forward to leading the Dolan School of Business toward our goal of educating students to be ethical business leaders for a global future," said Gibson, a professor of management and a leader in his field of organizational behavior research. He specializes in the study of anger in the workplace.

Gibson came to Fairfield in 2001 as an associate professor of management. In 2008, he was promoted to professor and named chair of the management department, and was appointed interim dean of the Dolan School in 2011. Before joining Fairfield, he was an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management from 1995 to 2001. He received an MBA and Ph.D. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has a master's in radio and television from San Francisco State University, and a bachelor's in administrative studies from the University of California, Riverside.

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