George Washington U. names Doug Guthrie business school dean
George Washington University
June 20, 2010
The George Washington University has a new dean of its top-ranked business school. GW has tapped Doug Guthrie of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, an expert in the fields of management, leadership, corporate governance and economic reform in China, to lead its School of Business. Dr. Guthrie will provide overall vision, direction and strategy for the school and lead its undergraduate and graduate education programs.
“Doug Guthrie brings to this position a unique combination of insight, creativity and global experience,” said George Washington President Steven Knapp. “The School of Business and the entire university will benefit greatly from his leadership.”
Most recently, Dr. Guthrie served as professor of management at the New York University Stern School of Business-one of the top five business schools in the country. He also holds a joint appointment as professor of sociology at NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
“I am thrilled about joining the GW community. At the School of Business we will be continuing the process of building a business school that truly stands at the center of business, politics and society,” said Dr. Guthrie. “With the advantages of the Washington, D.C., community, we plan on making this a school that educates future leaders in a way that no other business school can. It is going to be a business school that is different than any other.”
Dr. Guthrie has taught at Harvard Business School, INSEAD and the graduate schools of business at Stanford University, Columbia University and Emory University. He holds an A.B. in east Asian languages and civilizations with a concentration in Chinese literature from the University of Chicago and earned his master’s and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Dr. Guthrie studied abroad in Taipei, Taiwan during his undergraduate years and conducted his doctoral research in Shanghai, China. His dissertation research was recognized with the American Sociological Association’s national award for the top dissertation in the field in 1997.