Bruce W. Weber, PhD is appointed Dean of the Zicklin School of Business
It is something of a homecoming for Bruce W. Weber, PhD.
Early in his career, the accomplished academic spent three years on the faculty of Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business—and this March, he was appointed Willem Kooyker Dean of the school. His appointment comes after a three-month national search following the retirement of H. Fenwick Huss, PhD, who had served as dean for more than eight years.
Dr. Weber will begin in his new position on July 17, succeeding interim dean Paquita Davis-Friday, PhD.
“I am honored to be appointed as the Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business,” said Weber. “This is an exciting time to join Baruch College, an institution in the heart of New York City with a longstanding reputation for academic excellence and transforming the lives of students.”
Weber’s experience includes more than three decades of teaching, research, and academic leadership. Since 2011, he had served as dean of the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware, where he was also a professor of business administration. Prior to that, he spent 10 years at London Business School in the United Kingdom, where he was a professor of information management and founding chair of the management science and operations subject area.
Weber’s history with Baruch dates back to 1999, when he was hired at the Zicklin School as an associate professor of information systems. In 2000, he became the founding director of Baruch’s innovative Subotnick Financial Services Center, which today boasts 55 workstations providing access to trading software platforms including Bloomberg, FactSet, and S&P Capital IQ. In the aftermath of September 11, 2001—after Wall Street had temporarily shut down—the Subotnick Center famously served as a makeshift trading floor for stock traders from major firms.
A prolific scholar, Weber has written three books, as well as dozens of articles in academic journals and business publications. His research interests include financial technology innovations, the impact of information systems on markets and trading, and securities operations, among other topics. He has consulted for the Nasdaq Stock Market, the London Stock Exchange, the Deutsche Börse, and the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment, as well as major financial firms.
Weber earned an MS and a PhD in decision sciences from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an AB in applied mathematics from Harvard University.
“I look forward to building upon the Zicklin School’s inspiring successes and engaging with its top-tier faculty and professional staff to expand opportunities for Zicklin students in today’s global economy,” he said.
—Sara J. Welch