About Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D.
Norean R. Sharpe is currently Dean, and Joseph H. and Maria C. Schwartz Distinguished Chair, at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. The Tobin College of Business has 2,500 undergraduate business students, as well as 600 graduate students in one of seven MS or two MBA programs, all supported by more than 150 faculty and staff on the Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Rome, Italy campuses.
Within the Tobin College is the Center for Excellence in Enterprise Risk Management, Center for Executive Education, Applied Finance Institute, and Center for Global Business Stewardship, as well as the acclaimed School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science. As Dean, Dr. Sharpe is responsible for managing all financial, strategic, and academic aspects of the College.
Since becoming Dean in 2016, Dr. Sharpe has focused on strengthening recruitment of students and faculty; enhancing the learning environment for students; launching the Tobin CEO Seminar Series; reaching out to alumni to grow the Tobin College Board of Advisors; working with the Career Services Center to increase access to internships and fulltime jobs; and collaborating with faculty to create new global opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Prior to joining St. John’s, Dr. Sharpe served as Senior Associate Dean at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. She has more than 25 years of experience as a scholar and administrator at Yale University, Bowdoin College, Babson College, and Georgetown. Her research in causal models, time series analysis and forecasting has led to more than 30 articles and an internationally acclaimed textbook, Business Statistics, now in its fourth edition.
Dr. Sharpe is currently a member of the Women’s Economic Forum, the leading organization for women executives in the U.S. She has served on Advisory Boards of the Women’s Education Fund, the Global STEM Education Center, and the Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington. In 2007, Dr. Sharpe co-founded the DOME (Diversity and Outreach in Mathematics and Engineering) Foundation to improve the participation of women and girls in STEM disciplines, and she remained Chair of their Board of Directors until 2010. In addition, she served on the 2016 Honorary Committee for the Ninth Annual International Women of Courage Award. This award was established by the U.S. State Department in 2008 to honor women, nominated by U.S. embassies and NGOs, who are making a substantial difference in the lives of women around the globe.
Dean Sharpe earned her B.A in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College and her Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia.
About The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University has 2,500 undergraduate business majors, and 600 graduate students in one of seven M.S. or two M.B.A. programs, all supported by more than 150 faculty and staff on the Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Rome, Italy campuses.
Tobin’s Master of Business Administration and Master of Science programs provide unique opportunities to obtain an experiential education in areas essential for understanding risk and uncertainty in our global economy.
That global perspective is critical for career success. To support this vision, Tobin offers a Global M.B.A., which includes one or more semester of study at its campus in Rome, Italy. In addition, all M.B.A. and M.S. students have the opportunity to participate in one of the many Global Destination Courses, which offer students the chance to study in cities such as Athens, Barcelona, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Dublin, London, Munich, Paris, Venice, and Zurich.
Online learning opportunities are also available for M.B.A., M.S. in Accounting, and M.S. in Taxation students. Opportunities are also available to study in the Analytics M.B.A. and Fast-Track M.B.A. programs.
Within Tobin is the Center for Excellence in Enterprise Risk Management, Center for Executive Development, Applied Finance Institute, and Center for Global Business Stewardship Center. The College’s acclaimed School of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science is one of only 20 colleges and universities to be recognized as a Global Center of Insurance Excellence.
Tobin is one of only six schools in New York state that is accredited by AACSB International for general business and accounting.