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Chaifetz School Leadership

Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., Edward Jones Dean of the Chaifetz School of Business poses on the staircase of Cook Hall.

Chaifetz School of Business Leadership

Barnali Gupta, Ph.D.

Edward Jones Dean, Professor of Economics

Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., is the Edward Jones Dean and professor of economics at Saint Louis University's nationally ranked Chaifetz School of Business. In her role, Dean Gupta provides strategic direction and leadership for the school’s faculty, staff and students in 24 academic programs and four centers of distinction.

Dean Gupta is a teacher-scholar with a distinctive record of service and a global and intercultural perspective. She is focused on inclusive leadership, continuous innovation and impactful actions that drive positive change. Under her leadership, the Chaifetz School is driven to be THE business school where “Mission Meets the Market.”

Before joining the Chaifetz School, Dean Gupta spent more than 27 years at the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. She served as professor of economics, director of graduate studies and associate dean of curriculum. Dean Gupta’s areas of expertise include industrial organization and applied game theory.

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Office of the Dean

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Tricia Bagsby, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Graduate Education, Medart Clinical Professor in Family Business

Interim Associate Dean Bagsby oversees Chaifetz School graduate programs. In her role, she works collaboratively with the graduate business staff and program directors toward continuous innovation and impact for Chaifetz graduate students.

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Mamoun Benmamoun, Ph.D.

Director for Accreditation, Associate Professor, International Business

Dr. Benmamoun oversees the accreditation of the Chaifetz School of Business. In his role, he works collaboratively with Chaifetz School faculty and staff to ensure that AACSB accreditation standards are maintained across programs. Dr. Benmamoun also serves as the director of the Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing program.

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Bidisha Chakrabarty, Ph.D.

Bidisha Chakrabarty, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs, Edward Jones Professor of Finance

Associate Dean Chakrabarty oversees research and faculty affairs at the Chaifetz School. In her role, she works closely with stakeholders within the Chaifetz School to support growth in the school's national profile and implementation of the school's strategic plan.

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Steve Oslica, M.P.A.

Director of Marketing and Communications

Director of Marketing and Communications Steve Oslica leads all marketing and communications on behalf of the Office of the Edward Jones Dean and the Chaifetz School's divisions and units.

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Debbi Pike, Associate Dean

Debbie Pike, MBA

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Faculty, Accounting

Associate Dean Pike manages undergraduate programs at the Chaifetz School of Business. She collaborates with stakeholders within and across the university to ensure support and academic services meet the needs of faculty and students. Professor Pike also oversees curricular and co-curricular development to ensure continual innovation and impact for Chaifetz School undergraduate students.

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Ben Smyth, Ph.D.

Ben Smyth, Ph.D.

Director of Co-Curricular and Service-Learning Programs

Director of Co-Curricular and Service-Learning Programs Ben Smyth engages students in leadership formation through the conduits of service-learning, community engagement, and co-curricular experiences. Dr. Smyth advises the Dean’s Student Advisory Board, manages business student clubs involvement and oversees the Chaifetz School’s Service Leadership Program.

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