Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York


Michael Polito
Assitant Dean
Director of International Programs

Michael Polito joined the Gabelli School of Business in 2011 as assistant dean and director of international programs. Passionate about global understanding, Dean Polito has applied himself academically in a broad range of comparative studies, earning his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from Fairfield University and a master’s from Yale University in divinity studies and ethics. He has studied at Christ Church, Oxford University, and spent most of the last decade working in international and business education in Japan. Dean Polito is now focused on integrating topics in sustainability and peace studies into business education and on fostering a greater understanding between the cultures of East and West through program development and study-abroad initiatives. He is also working on a PhD in administration and supervision at Fordham’s Graduate School of Education. An enthusiast of contemporary art, architecture and design, Dean Polito also has worked in development for the internationally acclaimed Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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