Celebrating the Women of FAU Business

By Denise Gravatt | 03/31/2022

Tags: Academic-Advising | Bulletins | Business-Communications | Economics | Executive-Education | Health-Administration | ITOM | MBA-Sport | Management | Marketing | Online-MBA | Professional-MBA
Categories: Alumni | Students | Faculty/Staff | Research

Women's History Month

Women’s History Month highlights accomplishments and contributions by women across all areas of society from business and technology to science, politics and more. Making up nearly half of the U.S.’s total workforce and holding nearly 40% of management roles, women are increasingly emerging as leaders in business.

In honor of this month, we take a look at the women who make up FAU Business: our students, alumni, staff, faculty, directors, and deans.

With 48% female students—from undergraduates, MBAs to Ph.D.’s—FAU College of Business aims to prepare our current and future female leaders who are aspiring to earn their business degrees and advance their careers as entrepreneurs, business owners, managers, directors, and CEOs.

Our FAU Business female faculty lead by example in having the highest credentials in academia: 89% of our female professors, associate professors, assistant professors, instructors and visiting faculty have terminal degrees (Ed.D., DBA, JD, Ph.D., etc.). 32% hold positions on journal Editorial Review Boards or are Editors/Associate Editors and many are recognized for their business research endeavors in top ranking journals.

Associate Dean and Professor of Management Siri Terjesen and Tamara Dinev, Department Chair of Information and Operations Management, are named in Stanford’s database of the world’s most cited researchers across 22 scientific research fields.

Three of our College departments are led by female chairs; in addition to Tamara Dinev for ITOM are Monica Escaleras for Economics and Cheryl Burke Jarvis for Marketing. Department directors include Kimberly Paulus of Student Academic Services along with Mary Kay Boyd of Business Communications and Sybil Alfred of Executive Education, who oversee programs for the MBA and other graduate business degrees, which have a direct impact on pay gains and advancement to C-Level roles, particularly for women.