May 25, 2017 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) announces the appointment of Dr. Debra Louis as Dean of the Glenn R. Jones College of Business (GRJ-COB). She had been serving as interim Dean since November of last year.
Dr. Louis joined Trident in May 2003 as a Professor of Organization and Management. Other roles she has held at Trident include Program Director for the master’s programs in the GRJ-COB and Associate Dean, GRJ-COB. Her teaching experience spans the range of undergraduate, masters, Ph.D., and executive education.
Prior to her time at Trident, Dr. Louis was a member of faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She has won several teaching awards and was named one of the most popular professors at SUNY Buffalo by Business Week.
Dr. Louis is an accomplished academic who has both published and presented scholarly work. Her areas of expertise include leading virtual teams, cross-cultural communication and leadership, coaching and mentoring, and organizational behavior. She is active in the Academy of Management and has served as an officer of the Conflict Management Division. Over her career, she has won multiple awards for scholarship and teaching.
Dr. Louis earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Cornell University, a Master of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Louis has consulted with numerous companies and organizations including United Cerebral Palsy, Occidental Chemical, Corning Incorporated, American Publishing Management Services, and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Additionally, she served on the staff of former President Bill Clinton while he was Governor of Arkansas.
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