Tuckman Named Dean of Graduate School of BusinessContact: Elizabeth Schmalz
NEW YORK — Howard P. Tuckman, Ph.D., a renowned scholar of economics and the current dean of Rutgers Business School, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Business Administration and the dean of the faculty of business at Fordham University.
Since 1998, Tuckman has supervised more than 265 faculty and staff members and a student body of 4,000 as the dean of the undergraduate and graduate business schools on Rutgers’ Newark and New Brunswick campuses. At Rutgers, he has successfully built strong cooperative relationships with the pharmaceutical industry and developed overseas programs in China. Tuckman previously served as the dean of the business schools at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Memphis.
“In light of his wide experience and his proven record in the field of decanal leadership, I am confident that he will lead the Graduate School of Business Administration with real distinction,” said Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University.
A prolific scholar, Tuckman has written or co-authored seven books and more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles on educational finance, education in developing countries, finance of government and the economies of wealth. He has received the B’nai Brith Golden Medallion for his contributions to higher education, and a Brookings Economic Policy Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Graduate Fellowship. He has also served as a member of the boards of the New Jersey Center for Nonprofit Management and Leadership, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, the Levi Arthritis Hospital, the Small Business Development Center for New Jersey and the World Affairs Council.
Throughout his career, Tuckman has provided consulting services to several non-profit and for-profit companies, including the National Science Foundation, Texas Board of Regents, National Research Council of the National Academy of Science, the World Bank, Holiday Inn and Douglas Publications.
The Graduate School of Business Administration, established in 1969, has been recognized nationally for the quality and innovation of its programs, which prepare graduates for global competition.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.