Georgetown University has announced that Paul Almeida, Ph.D. has been named Dean and William R. Berkley Chair of McDonough School of Business. His tenure will begin on August 1, 2017.
Almeida came to Georgetown in 1995 when he served as Senior Associate Dean for Executive Programs. He was then appointed Deputy Dean for Executive Education and Innovation in 2016. He also serves as Professor of Strategy and International Business. Almeida is considered an expert in business innovation, knowledge management, and alliances, in addition to information collaborations across firms and countries. He has received many awards for teaching, service, and research, including recognition as Georgetown’s “Outstanding Professor, Executive MBA Award” seven times.
According to Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, “Throughout his tenure at Georgetown, Paul has exemplified a commitment to principled leadership, instilling a global mindset focused on service to others into each program and project he oversees. I am deeply grateful for his willingness to serve our entire university community as dean of the McDonough School of Business.”
Almeida heads the academic and administrative sectors of six executive degree programs, including the Global MBA he cofounded with the School of Foreign Service and ESADE Business School; the Executive Master’s in Leadership program customized for the D.C. public school principals and executives; and the M.S. in Finance, which is McDonough’s first tech-enhanced program.
During his term, McDonough’s executive degree and custom programs have consistently received high rankings. The Financial Times’ most recent rankings listed the Executive MBA as first in the world for international business and the Global Executive MBA program as fifth. The executive custom programs were ranked fourth in the U.S.
In his position of deputy dean, Almeida runs the school’s new Innovation Initiative, which strives to more deeply assimilate Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit values into the school; expand technology-based learning; leverage the school’s location in Washington, D.C.; and boost organizational excellence. “I was educated in Jesuit schools as a child, and I carry the lessons I learned in my youth with me every day, often drawing upon them in my own classroom,” Almeida says. “It is an honor to now have the opportunity to lead a school that is rooted in both excellence and educating students to be successful in the world and for the world.”