By Adriane Nicole Dean
Obama taps David Weil to lead Wage and Hour Division
Excerpts from BU Today:
David Weil, a BU expert in labor market policy and industrial and labor relations policy, has been chosen by President Obama to lead the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. The nomination, which requires confirmation by the US Senate, was one of 29 made in a September 10 announcement by the president, who says he is “grateful that the talented and dedicated individuals have agreed to take on these important roles and devote their talents to serving the American people.”
Weil, a School of Management professor of markets, public policy, and law and an Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, has advised government agencies, including the Wage and Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as workplace agencies in other countries. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Labor, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Kenneth Freeman, SMG’s Allen Questrom Professor and Dean, says Weil is a valued member of the SMG community, whose “commitment to groundbreaking research and outstanding teaching is exemplary.”
If confirmed, Weil would oversee a division that ensures American workers are adequately compensated for the work they have done by being paid the minimum wage and required overtime compensation. It also protects responsible employers from competition with companies that do not comply with federal wage and hour requirements by enforcing the Fair Labor Standards Act, which also regulates child labor. The agency also oversees the Family and Medical Leave Act, wage garnishment provisions of the Consumer Credit Protection Act, and employment standards and worker protections as provided in several immigration-related statutes.
Boston University’s Executive MBA program has been ranked 1st in New England and 19th nationally for programs based solely in the United States by The Economist. BU placed 36th among all executive MBA programs in the world.
In addition, Boston University placed 10th globally for “Quality of Students” which is determined not only by student metrics, such as incoming work experience, but also includes a student assessment of their classmates. This is The Economist’s first ranking of executive MBA programs and is based on a diverse set of measures of student experience, half of which were influenced by alumni questionnaires of the most recent three classes.
“We appreciate that this ranking reflects the high levels of alumni satisfaction and achievement within their careers, as they are one of our most important stakeholders,” said Janice Dolnick, EMBA program director. “The BU Executive MBA continues to be a leading program in New England, and as our school celebrates our centennial we look forward to continuing to innovate to prepare our students for the critical challenges they face within their organizations and society.”
This ranking continues a trend of external recognition of the School of Management’s momentum as it enters its centennial year. The Executive MBA program at Boston University is built upon an innovative integrated curriculum that is increasingly valued by both students and employers. Residing within a leading research university, the BU EMBA program provides students exposure to leading faculty and pioneering research in areas vital for today’s leaders.
Read more about Boston University’s Executive MBA program here.
Full coverage of The Economist’s ranking of executive MBA programs can be found here.
Boston University School of Management placed 40th overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate business schools. The ranking is based on overall academic quality of the MBA program, employment success, the academic quality of entering students, and peer and recruiter ratings.
The School of Management’s Professional Evening MBA program was again ranked #1 in Boston, placing 31st in the nation. Part-time MBA rankings are based on measures of academic quality and peer ratings from business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s accredited 325 part-time MBA programs.
U.S. News & World Report also republished the Healthcare Management Ranking, where Boston University remained 11th overall.
BU School of Management Appoints Deborah Marlino Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Programs
Marlino will provide strategic leadership for all graduate and undergraduate academic programs. She will also manage and oversee graduate admissions, student life, and student services.
Marlino joins Boston University from Simmons College, where she serves as associate dean for faculty and curriculum and professor at Simmons College School of Management. Before joining the Simmons faculty in 1990, Marlino was an assistant professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She has also taught specialized courses at Boston University, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and various executive education programs in the greater Boston area.
Marlino has nearly 30 years of experience in both the practice of marketing and marketing education. She specializes in marketing strategy, market research, consumer behavior, and global marketing. Most recently, her research has focused on the attitudes of girls and women toward business careers and on the media’s representation of women in business. This research has garnered media attention in more than 200 newspapers, magazines, and radio broadcasts nationwide.
Marlino’s appointment comes at a very important time in SMG’s history. The School of Management recently embarked on a new comprehensive strategy focused on impactful research, exceptional teaching, and the three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: Digital Technology; Health & Life Sciences; and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. The School is optimizing business education for a fast-changing world by providing insight into these sectors and a practical foundation in the functional management disciplines, business ethics, social responsibility, and global perspective as it approaches its centennial year beginning in September 2013.
Kristen McCormack Appointed Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives at Boston University School of Management
Boston University School of Management announced that Kristen McCormack has been named Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives. McCormack is currently an executive-in-residence, master lecturer, and faculty director of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the School of Management. She will assume her expanded role immediately.
As Assistant Dean of Sector Initiatives, McCormack will oversee the School’s programs and initiatives in three emerging sectors of the world economy: Health & Life Sciences, Digital Technology, and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. McCormack will focus on the student experience and ensure that undergraduate and graduate business students gain deep exposure, practical experience, and functional excellence in one or more of the sectors. She will also continue to build and strengthen external partnerships and work with internal stakeholders to create new opportunities for growth and collaboration within and across the sectors.
McCormack joined the School of Management in 2002 after more than twenty years in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors leading mission-driven organizations. She earned her MBA with a concentration in Public & Nonprofit Management from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts.
McCormack’s appointment comes at a very important time in SMG’s history. The School of Management recently embarked on a comprehensive new strategy focused on impactful research, exceptional teaching, and the three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: Digital Technology, Health & Life Sciences, and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. The School is optimizing business education for a fast-changing world by providing insight into these sectors and a practical foundation in the functional management disciplines, business ethics, social responsibility, and global perspective as it approaches its centennial year, beginning in September 2013.
Boston University School of Management announced that David Nersessian has been named Assistant Dean of Global Programs. He will assume his new role shortly.
As Assistant Dean of Global Programs, Nersessian will lead the School’s efforts to broaden and expand global engagement opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, including undergraduate semester abroad offerings, graduate field seminars, incorporating global considerations into the curricula, and establishing collaborations with leading academic institutions around the world. He will also collaborate with the School’s career center staff to identify global internship opportunities and facilitate internship and full-time job placement. The position is newly formed at the School of Management as part of an enhanced focus on global opportunities.
For the past several years, Nersessian has visited Boston University School of Law as assistant professor, where he taught courses in globalization, ethics, human rights, and international law. He has also taught Criminal Law at Oxford University for St. Benet’s Hall and St. Edmund Hall. Nersessian previously served as Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Program on the Legal Profession, was a Supreme Court Fellow in the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice in Washington, D.C., and practiced law with the Boston offices of several national and regional law firms.
Nersessian’s research focuses on professional and corporate ethics, human rights, and the impact of globalization on transnational business regulation and the corporate legal profession. He earned his BSBA, summa cum laude from Boston University School of Management, a JD, magna cum laude from Boston University School of Law, was a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School, and earned his PhD in Law from Oxford University (St. Catherine’s College).
Nersessian’s appointment comes at a pivotal time in SMG’s history. The School of Management recently embarked on a new comprehensive strategy focused on impactful research, exceptional teaching, and the three rapidly growing sectors of the world economy: Digital Technology; Health & Life Sciences; and Social Enterprise & Sustainability. The School is optimizing business education for a fast-changing world by providing insight into these sectors and a practical foundation in the functional management disciplines, business ethics, social responsibility, and global perspective as it approaches its centennial year beginning in September 2013.