Dr. K. Brewer Doran begins in August. She comes from Salem State University in Massachusetts, where she is dean of the Bertolon School of Business.
Dr. K. Brewer Doran will be the next dean of Concordia’s Offutt School of Business.
She begins Aug. 14.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Offutt School of Business at Concordia,” Doran says. “Thanks to the efforts of Dean Greg Cant, the faculty and staff, the foundations have been laid for extraordinary achievements at the Offutt School, and I look forward to continuing the success so far. I am also thankful for the extremely warm welcome offered to me by the Concordia community."
President William Craft says he joins the whole Concordia community in expressing excitement at Doran’s appointment.
“Her extraordinary union of study in the liberal arts, business management, and cross-cultural marketing with business leadership in her own right will enable Concordia to shape the Offutt School as a destination for business education in our region and beyond,” he says. “My congratulations to Dean of the College Eric Eliason, search chair Professor Ron Twedt and his colleagues, on a splendid search, and my thanks to Concordia graduate Dr. Richard Torgerson of AGB Search for his outstanding counsel.”
Doran comes to Concordia from Salem State University in Massachusetts, where she is dean of the Bertolon School of Business. She has served in that role since 2005.
During her time at the Bertolon School, Doran improved student outcomes, built relationships with the business community and raised funds for the school of business.
Doran earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and anthropology from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. from McGill University in Montréal. Her doctoral work focused on cross-cultural marketing, including a study of Chinese and North American consumers.
In addition to her work in higher education, she has business experience working for International Paper Corp. and also has owned her own aviation and consulting businesses.