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Joyce E. A. Russell, PhD

2017, 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Speaker

JOYCE E. A. RUSSELL, PhD, is The Helen and William O’Toole Dean of the Villanova School of Business (VSB) and Professor of Management. In this role, she serves as the chief executive, academic and fiscal officer for VSB. Dr. Russell is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion and has launched numerous programs to enhance the diversity of faculty, staff, and students in VSB along with programs designed for middle and high school girls and diverse students to aspire to education and careers in business. Dr. Russell was recently honored with the Pat Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award by AACSB International affinity group, Women Administrators in Management Education. Dr. Russell is a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist, and her expertise is in the areas of leadership and management development, negotiation tactics, executive coaching, and change management. Dr. Russell writes a monthly column for on leadership and career development.