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Dean Gene Anderson

Eugene “Gene” Anderson joined Syracuse University as dean of the Martin J. Whitman School of Management in 2017.

Prior to joining the Whitman School, Anderson served as dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration from 2011 to 2016. Previously, he was D. Maynard Phelps Professor of Business at the University of Michigan, 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.

Anderson is passionate about student and alumni success; high-impact research and education; diversity and inclusion; and the potential for business schools to advance the economic, social and overall health of communities worldwide. In his administrative roles, he has collaborated with faculty and staff to launch more than 20 new degree programs – a majority of which are interdisciplinary or online/hybrid; revised existing programs to be more global, experiential and relevant; and significantly enhanced enrollments, diversity, placement, research support, fundraising, revenue and rankings.

His research on customer satisfaction and business performance has been published in all four premier academic marketing journals and he 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. One is the second most cited article in Marketing Science. Overall, his work has received more than 4,000 SSCI citations and 30,000 Google Scholar citations.

Anderson earned a doctorate from the University of Chicago and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign.