Dr. McRae “Mac” Banks, Dean
Dean Banks joined the Bryan School of Business and Economics as Dean in July 2011 and is the Margaret and Harrell Hill Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship. From 1995-2010, Dean Banks served in a dean-equivalent position as head of the Department of Management at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).
Under his leadership of the Bryan School, a new vision and mission were developed in 2011, spawning numerous changes. The Bryan School is now recognized as an up-and-coming business school and its faculty and administrators are having an increasing impact on national and international conversations in a number of ways.
Dr. William “Bill” Brown
Dr. Brown is a Professor of Finance and Associate Dean for Internal Affairs. He previously served as the Head of the Accounting and Finance Department. He received his BA and PhD from Clemson University. Dr. Brown has published articles in professional journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Mr. Joseph Erba
Mr. Erba serves as the Assistant Dean of External Affairs. His responsibilities include marketing and communications for the School, external business relationships, alumni engagement, and graduate program recruitment. Prior to this position, Mr. Erba served as Senior Lecturer/Professor of Practice teaching courses in strategy and leadership. He continues to manage the MBA Consulting Engagement Program for the School. He holds bachelor’s (BSBA) and master’s degrees (MBA) from Babson College of Wellesley, Massachusetts.