Ellen Harshman, Ph.D., J.D. is the Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. Dr. Harshman, a 40-year Saint Louis University veteran and member of the management faculty, has previously served as senior vice provost, interim CIO, assistant and associate dean in the Cook School of Business and has held several leadership positions in student development. An Ohio native, Dr. Harshman earned her undergraduate degree at Miami University, her master's degree at Wright State University, and her doctorate and law degrees at Saint Louis University. She has taught legal environment of business, business law, employment law, and business ethics. Among the areas in which she has written and presented papers are leadership development, legal and ethical issues in business, employment, and higher education. The recipient of several teaching awards, Dr. Harshman was recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal in Aug. 2004 as one of the area's "Most Influential Business Women". She was also selected by the St. Louis Business Journal in six out of the last seven years as one of St. Louis' "Most Influential Leaders". Among her current community and professional activities, Dr. Harshman is currently a member of the SSM St. Mary's Hospital Community Advisory Board, Loyola Academy Board, Ascension Health Leadership Academy Advisory Board, a trustee of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for business students, a member of the Advisory Board of Sogang University, Seoul Korea, co-chair of the Accreditation Quality Committee, a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee on Accreditation, and Chair of the Bridge Program Advisory Council of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).