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New Dean in School of Business Administration

"I am delighted that Dan has accepted the dean position in our School of Business Administration. Dan's experience as a university administrator, a faculty member and in private industry will contribute to the continued growth and reputation of our high quality faculty, staff and students."
Provost Sona Andrews, Academic Affairs

News Release: Announcing New Dean in SBA 

Daniel J. Connolly
Portland State University School of Business Dean Designee

Dr. Daniel (Dan) Connolly is currently the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business. He also serves as an Associate Professor of Information Technology with a dual appointment in the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management and in the Department of Business Information and Analytics.     

Dr. Connolly's teaching, research, and consulting interests focus on the strategic application of information technology and electronic commerce. He routinely presents his work at professional and academic conferences around the world, is a prolific writer, and is often quoted in the industry trade press on hospitality technology-related matters. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including articles that have appeared in the Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, the FIU Hospitality Review, the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Information Technology in Hospitality, Tourism Analysis, and the Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing. His book Technology Strategies for the Hospitality Industry (now in its second edition) is the industry’s first book on technology strategy.  

Before joining the faculty at the University of Denver, Dr. Connolly served on the faculties of Cornell University, Michigan State University, Virginia Tech, and Concord College, where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in information technology, strategic management, finance, and hospitality administration.  Prior to joining academia, Dr. Connolly spent nearly eight years working at Marriott International’s corporate headquarters in the area of information systems.  In addition, he has consulted with numerous organizations in the hospitality, health care and technology sectors, and has more than 10 years of experience in hotel and restaurant operations.

Dr. Dan Connolly will start July 2015 - a firm date will be announced soon.

Refer to Dr. Connolly's Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae for further details.