Barry University Appoints New Dean for School of Business

Dr. Joan Phillips to Lead Andreas School of Business, Effective August 1
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:00 am

MIAMI (July 5, 2018) — Barry University announced today that Dr. Joan Phillips has been named dean of the Andreas School of Business, effective Aug. 1. She was selected for this position after competing in a national search.

Phillips comes to Barry University from Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, where she served in many roles: marketing professor, graduate program director, department chair, associate dean, special assistant to the president, and special assistant to the provost for academic innovation. She is also a widely published marketing scholar with expertise in research methods, consumer behavior, and political marketing and has taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education levels.

Additionally, Phillips was a fellow of the American Council on Education in 2015-2016, participating in a nationally recognized program that identifies and prepares emerging leaders for senior positions in university administration. She spent her fellowship at Purdue University Northwest.

“Dr. Phillips will be a wonderful addition to Barry. She brings a host of experiences and accomplishments to her position, and I am confident that she will lead the faculty, staff, and students of the Andreas School of Business to new levels of prominence and excellence,” said Dr. John D. Murray, provost at Barry University.

“I am honored to be joining the students, faculty and staff as Dean of the Andreas School of Business,” said Phillips. “I share their commitment to the University’s mission and look forward to working with them and the entire Barry community to build on past successes and capitalize on the current opportunities in business education.

Phillips earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University at Albany Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, a master’s degree (MBA) from The University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business, and a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition to her appointment at Loyola University Chicago, she has held faculty appointments at Michigan State University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Notre Dame. Prior to her academic career Phillips held industry positions in publishing and consulting.


Founded in 1940 by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, Barry University offers more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs. Based in Miami, the university is composed of two colleges and six schools in the areas of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Law, Nursing and Health Sciences, Podiatry, Professional and Career Education (PACE), and Social Work. The University enrolls approximately 7,500 students from nearly all 50 states and 80 countries, and has more than 65,000 alumni worldwide.