Michele Pfund is associate dean for undergraduate programs at the W. P. Carey School of Business. In her role, she oversees all aspects of the undergraduate program, which consistently ranks top 30 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Under her leadership, more than 15,000 students work toward a wide variety of degrees, including 14 bachelor of science majors, a bachelor of arts degree in business with 22 concentrations, 12 certificates, and 2 business minors. As undergraduate dean, Professor Pfund provides overall administration for all aspects of the program, including recruitment, student engagement, advising, and curriculum development.
Professor Pfund previously served as director of the undergraduate supply chain management program, as well as faculty director for the school’s Online MBA program. Both of these programs are ranked top five in the nation in their categories by U.S. News & World Report. Professor Pfund was also named “one of the five best online teachers in America” by OnlineSchools.com.
Professor Pfund’s research interests echo her professional experience in medical device manufacturing system design and pharmaceutical research-and-development portfolio management. She has been published in leading academic journals, such as the European Journal of Operational Research and the Journal of Scheduling. She is a co-author of the book "Managing, Controlling, and Improving Quality" and has contributed chapters to "Evolution of Supply Chain Management: Symbiosis of Adaptive Value Networks and ICT," and "Handbook of Production Scheduling."