e Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of
Governors approved Kutztown University’s request for its rst
doctoral program in March. KU will o er a joint Doctor of Social
Work (DSW) degree with Millersville University. It is one of
only two DSW programs o ered in Pennsylvania.
e program, which will take three years to complete, will
begin in fall 2015 with a cohort of 12 students.
Candidates will pursue their passion for social justice through
enhanced leadership and the transformative opportunity to
explore and develop themselves as a scholar and practitioner.
e DSW is focused on preparing leaders and educators for
career advancement in agencies, government and higher education.
Social Work practitioners with an MSW will be prepared to
take on the challenges the industry will face in practice and in
preparing future experts in the eld.
NEW DOCTOR OF SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM
For more information contact Dr. Janice Gasker at 610-683-4291 or email@example.com
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
e Kutztown University College of
Business was accredited by the Asso-
ciation to Advance Collegiate Schools
of Business (AACSB) International
KU began the accreditation process almost ten years ago
and completed the extensive review last year. A committee
visited Kutztown in March and accreditation was approved
during the AACSB conference. AACSB accreditation is
considered the hallmark of excellence in business education.
Less than ve percent of all schools in the world are accred-
ited by AACSB.
Founded in 1916, AACSB is the longest serving global
accrediting body for the business schools that o er bachelor,
master and doctoral degrees in business and accounting.
“ is is largely the faculty who can be credited with this
accomplishment,” said Dr. William Dempsey, then dean of the
College of Business who retired May 29. “From the univer-
sity’s standpoint, we know that some students will only attend
schools with AACSB accreditation and some employers will
only recruit from schools with accreditation.”
“AACSB is the premiere accrediting organization in the
world for schools of business,” said Dr. Eileen Hogan, profes-
sor of management at KU. “For faculty, those of us who are
here are very proud of our accomplishment.”
“Kutztown University provides a quality education,” said
Katherine Irace, a 2015 business management graduate from
Allenwood, N.J. “Students will be challenged in the classroom,
there will be more job prospects, and students can tell employ-
ers they graduated from an AACSB accredited institution.”
GEANEY NAMED DEAN
OF COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Dr. Martha M. Geaney
has been appointed dean
of the College of Business
at Kutztown University.
She replaces Dr. William
Dempseywho retiredMay 29.
Geaney has been the
associate dean of the Col-
lege of Business at Kutz-
town since August, 2013.
She holds a doctorate in
with a specialization in
from the Union Institute
and University, Cincinnati. She holds both bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in English fromWilliam Paterson University,
Prior to coming to Kutztown, Geaney was the associate
dean of graduate business programs at Felician College,
Rutherford, N.J. ere she launched the only student chapter
of the International Association of Women MBAs in the state.
Geaney has more than 20 years of experience in manage-
ment consulting. She is the author of
Bring Your Spirit to
Work: One Woman at a Time
(Nolan Publishing, 2010).
At Kutztown, Geaney led a team that gained the school
accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate
Schools of Business. She also developed and launched three
new minors: entrepreneurship, business and supply chain
management and logistics.
Dr. Martha M. Geaney