Dean Jerry Tomberlin reappointed to second term

Posted on December 20, 2013 in News

Pictured is Sprott Dean Jerry Tomberlin speaking to a crowd at the Carleton Entrepreneur Accelerator opening.Jerry Tomberlin, dean of the Sprott School of Business since 2008, has been reappointed for a second term, commencing July 1, 2014.

“I sincerely congratulate the Sprott School of Business and Dr. Jerry Tomberlin on this occasion,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte. “You have all, under his fine leadership, accomplished a great deal. Accreditation is just one stellar example of your many successes. I wish all continued progress in achieving our shared goals and I wish Jerry the pleasure and satisfaction of knowing we all recognize his excellent work.”

During his tenure, Tomberlin led the school through the rigorous process of accreditation, achieving international accreditation from AACSB International last June.  Other achievements include the launch of innovative programs such as hands-on entrepreneurship programs for Carleton undergraduates and an MBA concentration in International Development Management. Most recently, Sprott celebrated the opening of a campus-wide venture accelerator for student entrepreneurs.

“I believe the Sprott School has great potential to achieve so much more and I look forward to continuing to realize these goals and dreams,” said Tomberlin.

“My first main goal for the next term will be expanding and deepening partnerships both inside the university and with the external community,” added Tomberlin.  “Secondly, I look forward to using these partnerships to help us realize our dream of a building for the school.”

Prior to joining the Sprott School, Tomberlin held a variety of positions in the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, including Dean, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies as well as External Affairs, and Academic Director of the MBA program. He has taught at the University of the West Indies, the University of Southampton in England, l’École Supérieur des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales in France, and Baruch College in New York.

Tomberlin holds an MA and PhD in Statistics from Harvard University, and a Master of Public Health in Biostatistics from the University of Michigan. He has published many refereed articles and conference proceedings. His principal research interests are statistical applications in casualty actuarial science, statistical issues in cases of employment discrimination, statistics and the law, the design and analysis of sample surveys, transportation, and the impact of academic business research. Tomberlin has provided consulting services to a number of major corporations and organizations, including NASA, General Motors, Royal Bank of Canada, Statistics Canada, le Bureau de la statistique du Québec, and Transports Québec.

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