Erivan K. Haub School of Business

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Dean

Joseph A. DiAngelo , Ed.D., Dean,
Erivan K. Haub School of Business.

Read Dean DiAngelo's article Game Changers in the September 2012 issue of BizEd.

Welcome to the Erivan K. Haub School of Business.  We look forward to another exciting year of opportunities to challenge our students to experience The Magis – striving to Live Greater - through the dynamic programs offered by the HSB.  The Haub School provides a comprehensive business curriculum complementing the liberal arts component of the general education program at Saint Joseph’s.  There are sixteen majors from which to choose from among seven departments.  Some of the new majors offered this year include: Financial Planning, Risk Management and JDAInsurance, Family Business & Entrepreneurship, Managing Human Capital and Business Administration. These majors are complemented by a number of minors and interdisciplinary programs, such as Music Industry and Communication Studies.   With a variety of possibilities, I am confident that you will find a course of study that echoes your interests and challenges your expectations.  You may learn more about the individual departments and the majors and programs they offer by going to their websites, located at  .

 As the newly appointed chair of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the oldest and most prestigious accreditor of international business education, I am looking to embrace something many academicians fear — change. Among my priorities as AACSB's 2012-2013 board chair is building the capacity of business schools in emerging economies, something I’ve witnessed first-hand during accreditation visits to Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. The Haub School, accredited by AACSB, is in an elite category of the best business schools throughout the world, and will benefit from this new vision.

We are proud of some of the past accomplishments the Haub School has achieved.  Some of these achievements include:

  • U.S. News & World Report, in its 2013 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools," ranked three HSB disciplines among the ranking’s “Top 25” list for 2012 — Marketing ranked No. 14, Finance ranked No. 17, and Information Systems ranked No. 22.  
  • The Princeton Review included the Haub School of Business in its 2012 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools
  • Bloomberg Businessweek's 2012 Ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranked the Haub School 96.
  • Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society for AACSB International accredited institutions, recognized the Haub School with the Gold Chapter Award. This is the 8th year the SJU honor society has been recognized by the international organization.
  • The American Marketing Association (AMA) recognized the Haub School's AMA Chapter as an “Outstanding Chapter.”

The Haub School’s accomplished reputation allows us to attract and retain highly qualified faculty who create dynamic learning environments. We welcome the following new faculty and program directors this year:

  • Michael Angelina, Executive Director of the Academy of Risk Management & Insurance
  • Nicolle Clements, ABD,  Instructor – DSS
  • Benjamin Cummings, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Finance
  • lljoo Kim, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor – DSS
  • Elena Lvina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Management
  • Sangcheol Song, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Management                
  • Kent St.Pierre, Ph.D., Sutula Chair –Accounting
  • Stephanie Tryce, J.D.,  Assistant Professor – Marketing
  • Peter Dwyer, MBA, Visiting Instructor – Finance
  • Lisa Nelson, D.Sc., Visiting Instructor - Management
  • Eileen Acella, MBA, Visiting Instructor - Food Marketing

We also extend our congratulations and gratitude to the following new Department Chairs:

  • Accounting – John Haverty, Ph.D., CPA
  • Finance – Rajneesh Sharma, Ph.D.
  • Marketing – David Allan, Ph.D.

Our Dean’s Leadership Program begins its second year with an aggressive agenda.  The program seeks to attract students, from HSB or from CAS, who are committed to learning more about the concept of leadership broadly and exploring their own perspective, experience, and trajectory of leadership specifically.  Students will learn a distinctively HSB and Jesuit framework of leadership that is values-based, reflective, and biased toward serving others. This year’s program will kick-off with a signature event in September, hosting an evening with Tom Brokaw at the Hagan Arena. For more information about the program and to apply for membership, visit:

Take advantage of the many other resources that are here to help ensure your success and enhance your college experience.  Explore service learning and study abroad opportunities.  Make use of our library and technology support and research tools.  Here’s what else HSB has to offer:

  • The William Leahy Center for Advising works closely with first and second-year students and is an excellent resource for general advising questions and issues related to the transition to college.  
  • The Cooperative Education Program unites the classroom and the workplace.  
  • Visit a representative from the Career Development Center in Mandeville (Room 206A).  
  • Support in funding.  A centralized scholarship database, houses scholarships, fellowships and similar funding opportunities for which SJU students are eligible.  Check the Career Development Center website and enter your SJU career login to access the database.
  • The Haub School is pleased to have one of the few Wall Street Trading Rooms in the Mid-Atlantic region.  The Trading Room contains a Ticker Board, Picture Wall and Data Wall, and 35 computers with 15” dual flat screens.  It is also used by students taking courses in Student Managed Investments, Investments, Portfolio Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, and Information Systems.  A student portfolio, “The Hawk Fund” is managed by the students in Student Managed Investments and volunteers using the research capabilities in the Trading Room.  The Hawk Fund portfolio rate of return is published monthly.
  • The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics was founded to be an intellectual resource for the application of business ethics in both academic and business contexts.

The Dean’s Office has moved this year to a more centrally located area on the first floor of Mandeville Hall.  We are now in MV 160. We hope our new location will encourage more student interaction with the Dean’s Team.