Dean, College of Business Administration

Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D.

Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D.

College of Business Administration


  • B.A., University of South Alabama
  • M.A., The University of Alabama
  • Ph.D., The University of Alabama

Job Description

Provides academic and administrative leadership for the College of Business Administration. Leading the five departments within the college, Dean Spake is responsible for making recommendations and implementing universitywide and college decisions involving curriculum, personnel and budget; recruiting, developing and retaining outstanding faculty committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship; ensuring that the college meets and exceeds all AACSB accreditation standards; and clearly and concisely articulating the educational mission and strategic goals of the College of Business Administration to the internal university and external business communities.

Direct Reports

  • Associate Dean, Graduate and Online Programs, Cathy DuBois
  • Associate Dean, Administration, Emmanuel Dechenaux
  • Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Assessment, Elizabeth Sinclair
  • Chair, Department of Accounting, Wei Li
  • Chair, Department of Economics, Kathy Wilson
  • Chair, Department of Finance, Steven Dennis
  • Chair, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Chris Groening
  • Chair, Department of Management and Information Systems, Felix Offodile
  • Director, RCM and Business Operations, Jacqueline Tura
  • IT User Support Expert I,¬†Anoop Uchil
  • Administrative Specialist and Events Manager, Mickey McGregor
  • Associate Director, Assessment and Accreditation, Brandon Shields
  • Faculty, College of Business Administration¬†

Contact, 330-672-6317

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