Following a national search, Evan Leach has been named dean of the College of Business and Public Management (CBPM) at West Chester University. His appointment is effective immediately.
A faculty member in WCU’s Management Department for 25 years, Leach most recently served as the interim dean of the CBPM for the past 20 months, overseeing more than 150 faculty members across seven academic departments. He has held a variety of administrative positions at the university, including associate provost, vice chair (chair, elect) of WCU’s Council of Chairs, chair of the Management Department, and chair of the CBPM Curriculum Committee.
Published in numerous journals, Leach’s research focuses on cognition in employee selection decisions and performance measurement in nonprofit organizations. He also conducts research on management pedagogy, specifically in the area of team effectiveness. His research has been published most recently in the Journal of Employment Counseling and Internet Research.
“Dr. Leach’s expertise and experience will continue to advance WCU’s College of Business and Public Management, and his leadership is a tremendous asset to our students,” said Laurie Bernotsky, executive vice president and provost. “His leadership will enhance the strategic path that the university is taking to prepare our students to work in a variety of demanding fields and expand their opportunities for rewarding careers in jobs not yet identified.”
Leach received both his doctorate and his master’s degrees in Organizational Behavior from Yale University, as well as a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from WCU and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Penn State.
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