New Dean Announced for Simon School of Business

Doris Shaw, PhD, will join Maryville University as dean of the John E. Simon School of Business in June


Maryville University President Mark Lombardi, PhD, has announced that Doris Shaw, PhD, will join Maryville University as dean of the John E. Simon School of Business.

“We look forward to working with Dr. Shaw,” said President Lombardi. “Her strong leadership experience will inspire continued growth and exciting innovation for Maryville’s Simon School of Business, and her vision for broadening our industry partnerships will enhance student access and success as well as ensure our programs stay ahead of employer demands.”

Shaw comes to Maryville from the Haile/U.S. Bank College of Business at Northern Kentucky University (NKU) where she is professor of marketing and chair of the departments of marketing, sport business and construction management. She has also led NKU’s economics program.

“I am thrilled to join the Maryville leadership team to lead the Simon School of Business,” said Shaw. “The University’s student-centered focus and innovative culture provides an ideal environment for me to build on existing partnerships, invigorate program offerings and prepare future business leaders.”

Prior to moving into higher education, Shaw worked for more than 15 years as a business marketer at AT&T and IBM Corporation.

“Dr. Shaw is a strong and creative leader who is energized by Maryville’s strategic plan,” said Mary Ellen Finch, PhD, vice president for academic affairs. “We are pleased to have her join our team as we continue to innovate, grow and serve the needs of an ever-expanding population.”

Shaw was selected to the prestigious American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows program for 2016-17. As a Fellow, she spent the year in the Office of the President at San Jose State University, where she worked with colleagues in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to develop policies and programs to support faculty diversity initiatives and close the achievement gap for diverse students.

She has authored and co-authored numerous journal articles.

Shaw earned her PhD in business marketing at Kent State University, an MBA in business management at Baldwin-Wallace College, and a BBA in operations analysis at the University of Toledo.