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About Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharpe began her tenure as dean in the summer of 2016. She recently served as Senior Associate Dean and Director of the Undergraduate Program at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Among her many accomplishments as Senior Associate Dean since 2010 are a 35% jump in applications and an increase in the average SAT scores and yield rate of accepted students helping the McDonough School of Business to be recognized among the top-tier of all undergraduate business schools in the U.S. 

As Dean of the Tobin College of Business, Dr. Sharpe will oversee multiple undergraduate programs with enrollment of approximately 2,700 students and graduate programs, including six M.S. degrees, a full-time MBA degree, and a part-time MBA degree, with approximately 140 faculty and staff supporting these programs. The University offers business degree programs at three New York City locations (Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island) and in Rome, Italy. St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for ethical leadership in today’s global society.

Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown University, Dr. Sharpe was Chair of the Division of Mathematics and Science at Babson College where she taught as Professor of Statistics and Operations for 14 years. She earned her B.A. in Mathematics and German from Mount Holyoke College, M.S. in Biomathematics from the University of North Carolina, and Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia. She also served as a MacArthur Post-doctoral Research Associate at Yale University.

About The Peter J. Tobin College of Business

Welcome to The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. You are probably on this website because you’re about to make one of the larger decisions of your life: Which business school to attend. Exciting? Yes! But the decision is not an easy one. After all, the degree you earn, the institution from which you earn it, and what you learn, will travel with you for the rest of your professional life. You will want to maximize the return on your time and financial investment. You will want to consider the “fit” of a school with your preferred learning style. You will want the best professors, the best classmates, and to be where the action is. You will want a school with an engaged and dedicated alumni network. And maybe, just maybe, you will want to have a little fun along the way. We hope that by exploring the Tobin website you will come to appreciate the uniqueness of the College and our innovative approach to business education.

For almost ninety years the Tobin College has offered opportunities for individuals from throughout the world to study in New York City’s dynamic business and cultural environment. Our curriculum emphasizes a strong cross-functional understanding of business practice, experiential learning, and a global perspective, all in a values-based context. At Tobin, we believe that operating ethically and with a passion for high principle is a powerful business and career strategy. It’s not surprising that our alumni lead great organizations worldwide.