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Liesl Riddle to Lead GWSB MBA Programs

Liesl Riddle

GWSB has named Liesl Riddle as associate dean of MBA programs.  She is currently an associate professor of international business and international affairs in the Department of International Business.  In her new role, she will oversee the school’s five MBA programs – the Global MBA, Professional MBA, Accelerated MBA, World Executive MBA and Healthcare MBA.

“Dr. Riddle has the global expertise, research experience and vision necessary to lead our graduate programs and help our students engage the world from the nation’s capital,” said GWSB Dean Doug Guthrie.

Dr. Riddle’s areas of expertise include international entrepreneurship and national trade and investment promotion, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.  She has written extensively about the roles that diasporas – migrants and their descendants – play in the economic development of emerging markets and is considered a leading expert on the topic.

“GW School of Business’ students, faculty and alumni are leading the way in the dynamic world of international business in the 21st century,” Riddle said.  “Our students not only master essential business principles but they also seek to make the world a better place, through ethical business practices, corporate social and environmental responsibility and sustainability.  Our students are change-agents; they inspire me every day.  I look forward to continuing to guide the school’s mission to teach students to think globally, lead passionately and act responsibly.”

Dr. Riddle played a pivotal role in the establishment and development of two nationally recognized research centers at GW: the Center for International Business Education and Research and the Institute for Middle East Studies.  She also co-founded GW’s renowned Diaspora Research Program in the Elliott School for International Affairs.  She currently serves as vice president for communications of the American Marketing Association’s Global Special Interest Group.  Riddle holds a BA and MA in Middle Eastern studies, an MBA and a PhD in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin.

Posted by gwsb on February 23, 2011 | Filed under: GWSB News.


1 Comment »

  1. Congratulations Dr. Riddle on your new role!

    Comment by Mitchell Derman — March 4, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

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