Dr. Paul Sears, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Business
As the dean of the College of Business at
the University of Findlay, I want to welcome you to our website. Our
hope is that you will find all the helpful information you need to
understand the philosophy and design of our various academic programs.
As evidenced by our membership in the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP),
the quality business programs offered by the College of Business at UF
emphasize experiential or active learning to enhance student development
of managerial competencies that are valuable in achieving above-average
performance and career success. Among these competencies are
communications skills (both written and verbal), critical thinking, and
computing skills. But, in addition, we seek to help our students
develop a truly global perspective, because business today is global in
The College of Business offers opportunities for many
different types of experiential learning including internships and
cooperative programs with major local firms, such as Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.
, Marathon Petroleum Company
and Whirlpool Corporation
addition, students have opportunities to work on real business problems
by working on projects in various classes and taking part in student
organizations that are actively engaged in the business community.
the most important focus of the University and the College is upon
students. It is my pleasure to work with a group of faculty whose goal
is to inspire and guide students as they pursue their learning
objectives and to instill in them a lifelong quest for knowledge. The
faculty has an open door policy and meets with students on a regular
basis to help them solve problems and complete assignments. In
recognition of the emphasis we put on effective teaching and learning,
four of our faculty (Dr. Patricia Abels, Dr. Josephine Kershaw, Dr.
Nabarun Ghose and Professor Shiv Gupta) have recently been recognized
for their outstanding teaching effectiveness. All four have been
awarded the ACBSP's Teaching Excellence Award for Region Four (the Great
Lakes Region) and Dr. Abels and Dr. Kershaw were the selected
recipients of the International Teaching Excellence Award in 2012 and
2011, respectively. There are no other universities in the entire nation
to have four Teaching Excellence Award winners on their faculty,
including two International Teaching Excellence Award winners.
the University offers a top-notch program in business designed to be
user friendly and student centered. Come and check us out.
About Dr. Paul Sears
Paul Sears was appointed dean of the College of Business at The
University of Findlay in July, 2006. Prior to coming to UF he was dean
of the Richard E. and Sandra J. Dauch College of Business and Economics
at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio for nine years. Paul did his Ph.
D. in Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Business,
Case Western Reserve University. He also earned an MBA from the
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago and a M. Sc.
(Economics) at the London School of Economics, University of London.
Paul did his undergraduate degree in economics at Yale University.