Joyce E. A. Russell

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, PhD, was named The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB) in 2016. The dean serves as the chief executive, academic and fiscal officer for VSB. Prior to joining VSB, Russell served as both senior associate dean and vice dean at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) Robert H. Smith School of Business. Russell is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist and has more than twenty five years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations. She wrote a weekly career coach column and answered reader questions in a monthly online chat for The Washington Post. She developed the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Programs for the University of Maryland’s Executive MBA program and the EMBA program at The University of Tennessee. Russell was consistently honored for being one of UMD’s outstanding top fifteen percent of teachers, and was selected three times for the Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, among many other awards and honors. She has published more than fifty articles, books or book chapters. Russell earned her PhD in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Akron, Ohio, and her BA in psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. @vsb_dean

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