Syracuse dean selected to lead Pitt Business

The dean of Syracuse University’s School of Management has been named the new dean of the Katz Graduate School of Business and undergraduate College of Business Administration.

Eugene “Gene” Anderson will take over as the new Henry E. Haller Jr. dean effective Aug. 1 and he will join the faculty as a full professor in the Katz School.

Anderson has served as dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University since 2017. Prior to that, he was dean of the University of Miami Business School for five years. He is a native of Western Pennsylvania, growing up in Greensburg, Baldwin-Whitehall and Upper St. Clair before his family moved to London when he was in high school.

He will replace Arjang Assad, who announced last fall that he is stepping down at the end of June after seven years as dean. Associate Dean Sara Moeller will serve as acting dean until Anderson joins the University.

Anderson’s research on customer satisfaction and business performance has been published in all four premier academic marketing journals. He also has served on their respective editorial boards. In a recent study, three of his papers ranked among the top 50 most impactful articles on research and practice.

He began his academic career at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, moving up the academic ranks and serving in a series of leadership roles including senior associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for degree programs and academic director for the Executive MBA program. He earned his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Chicago, as well as master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign.

In her announcement, Provost Ann Cudd noted Anderson’s commitments to student success, diversity and inclusion, high-impact research and his past collaborations with faculty and staff to launch dozens of new programs, including interdisciplinary and hybrid courses.

“Gene’s strong strategic leadership and commitment to serving and advocating for students, faculty and the broader community make him an excellent fit for our University and for Katz and the College of Business Administration,” Cudd said.