Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D. | College of Business Administration | Kent State University

Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D.

Cathy L. Z. DuBois, Ph.D.


Dr. Cathy DuBois is associate dean for graduate and online programs at the Kent State University, College of Business Administration in Kent, Ohio; she previously served as associate dean for administration. Prior to joining the dean’s office, Cathy served as professor of management and information systems, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management and organizational behavior. Her research has addressed the role of the Human Resource function in organizational sustainability initiatives, a variety of gender issues in HRM, among other topics. Cathy holds a PhD in industrial relations and human resourcemanagement from the University of Minnesota. She continues to publish her research in top journals and book chapters, and presents at national and international conferences. She currently sits on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Management Inquiry.

Through her leadership, the College of Business Administration has become an advanced signatory to PRME and an associate member of GRLI. She leads the Responsible Leadership Initiative in her college, an initiative to embed the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals into research, teaching and practice. DuBois served as an AASHE STARS Technical Advisor from 2011-2014 and presented at AASHE conferences.

Cathy is a past chair of the AACSB Associate Deans Affinity Group (ADAG) board; a past member of the Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) Affinity Group board; she is currently chair of the Responsible Management Education (RME) Affinity Group. Cathy has presented at ADAG pre-conference sessions, Associate Deans Conferences, and at the International Conference and Meeting; she has also led an RME Learning Journey. She co-facilitates AACSB’s Seminar for New Associate Deans.

Job Title

Associate Dean For Graduate And Online Programs

Job Department

Office of the Dean