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Professor Marianne Lewis takes office as Dean of Cass Business School

Professor Lewis joined from University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Professor Marianne W Lewis has taken up her position as Dean of Cass Business School, City University London.  

Formerly Professor of Management and Associate Dean at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, she has over 20 years’ experience in international business research and education.

Professor Lewis said:  

“It is my great privilege to serve Cass as Dean. During the past two months, as Dean-Elect, I have had the opportunity to deepen my understanding of Cass – our current position and our future potential. 

“The growth the School has achieved since its move to Bunhill Row in 2002 is extraordinary. We now educate nearly 4,000 students annually on our globally renowned programs.  On graduating our students remain part of the Cass community, thanks to our vibrant alumni network which is 37,000 strong and spans over 160 countries.

“Our faculty has tripled in size and produces world class research with real world impact. Learning in this environment enriches the student experience and ensures our curriculum reflects the latest academic advances.

“The people I have met here are exceptionally talented, dedicated and driven.  It’s clear they strive for excellence and see an even greater future for the School – it is a vision I share”.

Graduating in Business Administration from Tusculum College, Tennessee in 1989, Professor Lewis completed her MBA in 1991 at Indiana University.  She obtained her PhD in Management from the University of Kentucky in 1997 and joined the Faculty at the University of Cincinnati shortly after.  She was a visiting Fellow at Keele University in 2000 and as a US-UK Fulbright Scholar spent time at Cass in 2014.

Professor Lewis joined Cass as Dean-Elect in September and initially worked alongside Professor Steven Haberman, who had three very successful years as Dean of Cass and, previously, ten years as Director and Deputy Dean.  

Professor Lewis’ research considers management and organisational behaviour as well as innovation and entrepreneurship.  In 2000, her paper, Exploring paradox: Toward a more comprehensive guide received the Academy of Management Review Best Paper Award.  Her work has appeared in other leading journals, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Operations Management and Human Relations.

Read Professor Lewis' interview for the Financial Times' Women in Business section.

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