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College of Professional Studies Welcomes New Dean

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Manohar Singh, Professor of Finance at Pennsylvania State University (Abington), is joining us as our new Dean of the College of Professional Studies at HSU beginning July 01, 2017.

Dr. Singh brings extensive administrative and scholarly experience to HSU – he has a strong background in multidisciplinary scholarly research ranging from finance, macroeconomics, and management strategy to corporate social responsibility and gender equity in corporate America. Dr. Singh has published over 40 manuscripts in leading peer-reviewed journals in finance, marketing, and economics and he is the recipient of the College of Business Researcher of the Year Award presented by the University of Nevada (Reno).

Most recently, Dr. Singh served as the Head of the Division of Social Sciences and Business at Penn State University (Abington). He previously served as the Vice Chair, and Chair of the Faculty Senate at the Penn State Great Valley School of  Graduate Professional Studies and Interim Chair of the Department of Finance at Long Island University. His non-academic professional career includes serving as a senior executive with the Government of India as a member of the Indian Civil Services.

A strong proponent of diversity in higher education, in addition to serving on the Diversity Action Council at Penn State University, Dr. Singh has led several initiatives to recruit faculty and students with diverse backgrounds. HSU’s dedicated faculty and staff, its persistent focus on student success, and the commitment to diversity and sustainability has inspired Dr. Singh to be part of our efforts to build a more compassionate and equitable world – Dr. Singh hopes to contribute to the preparation of our students to become transformational leaders in promoting socially responsible citizenship.

As a teacher, Dr. Singh has designed and delivered a wide variety of graduate, honors, and undergraduate traditional and case-based courses in all major areas of finance, management strategy, and applied economics. Dr. Singh seeks to impart a global perspective to students’ learning experience and has created study abroad courses and he has taught abroad in India, Australia, and Singapore. For his efforts, Dr. Singh was honored with the Teaching Excellence Award at the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. Recently, Dr. Singh led the successful launch of several new program initiatives including a B.Sc. in Accounting and a B.Sc. in Rehabilitation and Human Services, as well as the establishment of an accelerated 4+1 MBA program.

Dr. Singh received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honors) from Punjab University - India, and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Waterloo - Ontario, Canada, before completing a Doctorate in Finance at Southern Illinois University (Carbondale). Dr. Singh enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family, and their dog, a GoldenDoodle named Cooper.