Michelson returning to teaching

Dr. Stuart Michaelson is returning to teaching after three years of serving as director of the Executive MBA program.

Dr. Stuart Michelson, Roland & Sarah George Professor of Finance, announced he will be stepping aside from the Stetson University Executive MBA director role effective July 1, 2012, and is excited to get back to the classroom after spending the last three years as the dean of the School of Business Administration.

He will return to pursue his passion in educating undergraduate and graduate students in corporate finance and investments. During fall 2012, Dr. Michelson will be on sabbatical, continuing his academic research in behavioral finance and portfolio theory and serving as an editor for the academic journal, Financial Services Review.

Under his leadership, the academics, organization and structure of the program were enhanced and strengthened. Students on the Celebration campus not only increased their business acumen, but they also traveled the world: Dubai, Hong Kong/Vietnam, Johannesburg/Cape Town, and Istanbul/Budapest. Immersion in such destinations increased the students’ understanding of international business and its application to their own corporate careers. The cultural experiences and opportunity to bond with the cohort have made a lifelong impact. Stetson Executive MBA cohorts continue to thrive as they collaborate and partner in their Executive MBA journey.

Dr. Michelson, while serving as director, notes his fondness of all those involved in the program and expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to work with the talented executive students. His dedication will be missed but not forgotten.

The new dean of the School of Business, Thomas Schwarz, will be meeting with our current Executive MBA students on July 13, 2012, and eagerly awaits the opportunity to continue the Stetson Executive MBA brand of quality, service and unparalleled support.