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August 7, 2006

Dr. Lorraine Greenwald Appointed New Dean of School of Business

Dr. Lorraine Greenwald
Dr. Lorraine Greenwald

Dr. W. Hubert Keen is pleased to announce that Dr. Lorraine Greenwald has been appointed Dean of the School of Business.  Dr. Greenwald's successes as Acting Dean of the School of Business and as chair of the Department of Computer Systems demonstrate her ability to be an effective leader for the School of Business.

A member of the Farmingdale State College community since 1998, she has taught courses in information systems and data communications both in the traditional classroom environment and via distance learning.

A resident of Centerport, Dr. Greenwald's passion for learning and education brought her to shift from a career in industry to one in academia.  She completed a bachelor degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University and over the next 15 years, accepted increasingly responsible positions in banking, government and telecommunications.  While employed full time, she earned an MBA in International Business and Finance from Stern's Graduate School of Business in the New York City.

In order to prepare for her career in higher education, Dr. Greenwald earned a second Master's degree in Operation Research, and continued for her doctorate in Computational Applied Mathematics at Stony Brook University.  Her research applied Simulated Annealing optimization to the well-known Traveling Salesman Problem and to model gene expression in the fruit fly Drosphila.  Her research employs an interdisciplinary approach which she favors and is reflected in her accomplishments to date.

Dr. Greenwald has a proven track record in team building and problem solving and is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Possessing a distinctive blend of experience in both industry and academia, she serves on the Advisory Council for SBPLI First Robotics, and on the Board of Directors for both the Great Knights and ExecuLeaders.  She is an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Association for Information Technology Professionals (AITP).