New Dean for FDU's Silberman College of Business

Teaneck, NJ (January 9, 2006) — Dr. Bill N. Schwartz has been appointed Dean of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, effective January 1, 2006.

The College is accredited by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB is the premier business school accrediting body. Only one-third of the business schools in the USA are accredited by AACSB.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Bill Schwartz to FDU,” said President J. Michael Adams. “Bill brings to the University an outstanding combination of educational excellence, in-depth scholarly expertise and outstanding administrative leadership. We are confident our business college will continue its legacy of excellence and reach new heights under his direction.”

Prior to his appointment at Fairleigh Dickinson, Schwartz served as dean of the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University South Bend, chair of the department of accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia; and program director of Ph.D in Business Administration at Temple University. He worked for three years as a CPA with Ernst & Young.

He is co-editor for “Advances in Accounting Education,” a research annual; previously he was editor for “Research on Accounting Ethics” and “Advances in Accounting.” Schwartz has published more than 50 articles in prestigious academic and professional journals such as “Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance,” “Journal of Accounting and Public Policy,” “Critical Perspectives in Accounting,” “Accounting Horizons,” “Journal of Accountancy,” and “CPS Journal.” He has made scores of presentations at international, national and region meetings.

An active member of the America Institute of CPAs and the American Accounting Association, he is past chair of the American Accounting Association’s Teaching and Curriculum Section. In 1996 the Virginia Society of CPAs named him “Accounting Educator of the Year. “

Schwartz earned a Ph.D. in management with a concentration in accounting from UCLA, a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a B.B.A. in accounting from the University of Wisconsin.

Bill’s teaching interests are in financial reporting and ethics. He remains active as a scholar and conducts research in the areas of ethics, teaching pedagogy and curriculum issues. He is married and has two grown daughters, one of whom lives in New York City.

“I am excited about joining the faculty and administrators at FDU. The people in the Silberman College of Business are a terrific group; bright, articulate and very committed to providing excellent learning experience for their students. We hope to enhance the College’s programs and to work closely with the regional business community to help them solve some of their problems and to offer their employees enhanced educational opportunities.”

About Silberman College of Business

The primary goal of the Silberman College of Business is to achieve regional and global recognition as a leading provider of high-quality, innovative business education that emphasizes the linkage of theory to the practice of business. The College has more than 43,000 alumni.

Silberman College integrates the study of business with a world view. For more than four decades, the College has prepared students for successful careers as business leaders at many of the nation’s—and world’s—top companies. Its programs give students an understanding of how business operates in a global marketplace.

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Gretchen Johnson

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