Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh, PhD

  • Dean of School of Business Administration
  • Professor of International Business


  • PhD, (1991)
    University of Waterloo (Canada)

About Me

The School of Business Administration (SBA) is at the forefront of a national movement in higher education that promotes active learning practices and creates opportunities for students to work closely with faculty that enrich their education and prepare them to excel in their careers.  I am a strong advocate of high impact practices such as internships, coops, global experience, faculty led research with undergraduate and graduate students, and service learning.  The SBA continues to be committed to internships, co-ops, faculty-student research collaborations leading to attendance at professional conferences, and study abroad opportunities.  All of these create a truly transformative experience for the students as they prepare to meet the challenges ahead in the dynamic world economy and position them as the first choice for local and global employers. 

I was appointed as the Dean of the School of Business Administration in July 2016. 
As Dean, I am responsible for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education) accreditation, Widener University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Center for Experience Management. 

Currently, I serve as a member of AACSB - Peer Review Teams.  Also I serve as the first Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA).   Furthermore, I was elected to serve on the Steering Committee of the Small Schools Network Affinity group of AACSB. I am a member of Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME), an AACSB affinity group.  

Prior to joining Widener University, I served as the Associate Dean and held several leadership roles including Director of the Honors Program, Director of Faculty Development and Executive Director of Internationalization at Dominican University of California.  I also held teaching positions at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.


  • Ghosh, J., Moise, I., & Kalipeni, E. Role of regional integration on foreign direct investments in southern Africa. In J. M. Munoz (Ed.), Advances in Geoeconomics. London: Routledge (accepted).
  • Ghosh, J., Chirwa, M., & Kalipeni, E. (2013). Geopolitics, HIV/AIDS and impact on business in southern Africa. In J. M. Munoz (Ed.), Handbook on the Geopolitics of Business (pp. 176-190). United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Ghosh, J., Chirwa, M., & Kalipeni, E. (2013). Cultural challenges in social marketing of condoms in Malawi. In G. Tesar & J. Kuada (Eds.), Marketing Management and Strategy: An African Casebook (pp. 32-53). Routledge Publishers.

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Academy of Management (AOM), Academy of International Business (AIB)


  • Researcher of the Year, Barowsky School of Business, Dominican University of California, San Rafael
  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers (2007)
  • Faculty Award, African American Educators Committee, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater (2000)


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