Dean, College of Business Administration | Kent State University

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, Administration, Cathy L. DuBois
  • Associate Dean, Graduate and International Programs, Robert D. Hisrich
  • Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Programs and Assessment, Elizabeth A. Sinclair
  • Chair, Department of Accounting, Linda J. Zucca
  • Chair, Department of Economics, Donald R. Williams
  • Chair, Department of Finance, Steven A. Dennis
  • Chair, Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Robert D. Jewell
  • Chair, Department of Management and Information Systems, Felix Offodile
  • Senior RCM Manager, Jacqueline Tura
  • Director, Marketing Communications Office, Michelle W. Manning
  • Senior IT User Support Analyst, Anoop Uchil
  • Faculty, College of Business Administration¬†

Contact, 330-672-6317

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