FSB associate dean selected as business school dean at Saint Louis University

Barnali Gupta during an interview

The Farmer School of Business congratulates Associate Dean Barnali Gupta on her selection as the Edward Jones Dean of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit Catholic University located in St. Louis, Missouri. Barnali will begin in her new role on January 1, 2021.

Barnali joined Miami University in 1993 as an Assistant Professor of Economics. She became a full professor in 2006. Barnali was the Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Economics from 2009-2012 before being appointed to the role of Associate Dean for Curriculum in 2016. In her role as Associate Dean, Barnali oversees many important initiatives for the School: the First Year Integrated Core, the MBA and MSiM programs, Global Business Programs and Initiatives, Honors and Scholars, Assessment, Miami PRIME and Student Organizations and Diversity. Barnali also works with the department chairs and faculty on curriculum proposals, including proposals for new programs such as the MSiM and MSBA, and new majors or minors, along with evaluating proposals to improve existing programs.

In addition to her many contributions to the Farmer School of Business, Barnali has also represented the FSB on many initiatives at the university level.

Farmer School Dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair in Business Leadership, Jenny Darroch commented, “It is hard to capture someone’s contribution to the university, spanning almost thirty years, in one or two paragraphs and do it justice. But I can tell you that Barnali will be missed. Many programs and initiatives that define our success were led by Barnali. Her creativity and innovation in helping shape these initiatives, and her tenacity and perseverance in implementing them, is palpable. As a person new to the Farmer School, I can attest to the depth and breadth of Barnali’s knowledge by how many times I have had to seek Barnali’s counsel and input on important matters.

“At the same time, I am absolutely thrilled that Barnali has secured this deanship. The Chaifetz School is lucky to have found Barnali and I am sure she will successfully lead the School as it writes its next chapter.”