Senior Leadership Team

David C. Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean

Brown University, BA ’77, Mathematics; Columbia University, M.Phil ’79, Business, PhD, ’80, Business

David C. Schmittlein

David Schmittlein joined the MIT Sloan School of Management as John C Head III Dean in October, 2007. His focus, since arriving on campus, has been to broaden MIT Sloan’s global visibility, work with the faculty to create new high-quality management education programs, develop enhanced educational opportunities for current students, and to develop and disseminate business knowledge that has impact and will stand the test of time. He has also reached out to the many members of MIT’s alumni community to gain their valuable insights on MIT Sloan and management education.

Prior to his appointment at MIT Sloan, Dean Schmittlein served on the faculty at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1980 until 2007. While at Wharton, he was the Ira A. Lipman Professor and Professor of Marketing. He also served as Interim Dean during July 2007 and as Deputy Dean from 2000-2007. In addition, he was chair of the editorial board for Wharton School Publishing. Dean Schmittlein received a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Business from Columbia University and B.A. in Mathematics (magna cum laude) from Brown University. His research assesses marketing processes and develops methods for improving marketing decisions. He is widely regarded for his work estimating the impact of a firm’s marketing actions, designing market and survey research, and creating effective communication strategies. Complete bio >>

S. P. Kothari, Deputy Dean, Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting

Ph.D. Accounting, University of Iowa, 1986; M.B.A. Accounting and Finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1982; B.E. Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, 1979

S. P. Kothari

S.P. Kothari is Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, he served as Global Head of Equity Research for Barclays Global Investors (BGI), responsible for research supporting BGI’s active equity strategies, from 2008-09. Prior to joining BGI, S.P. was Deputy Dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and earlier he was Head of the Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting at the MIT Sloan School of Management. In 2005-06, he was Thomas Henry Carroll-Ford Visiting Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Dr. Kothari received his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and B.E. (Hons.) from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. Complete bio >>

Alan F. White, Senior Associate Dean

Miami University, AB ’65, Political Science; MIT, SM ’71, Management

Alan White

Alan White’s expertise in international activities and human resource management and marketing provide solid grounding in overseeing the directors of all MIT Sloan programs, as well as the offices and services that support them. White is also responsible for MIT Sloan’s international activities and is currently directing activities in China. In addition to his MIT Sloan commitments, he has served on the boards of several prestigious organizations and is active in matters related to corporate governance. Complete bio >>

Rochelle Weichman, Associate Dean for Executive Education

Rochelle Weichman

Tulane University, BA ’75, MEng Biomedical Engineering ’78; Simmons College, MBA ’82

Rochelle Weichman is the Associate Dean for Executive Education, responsible for non-degreed executive education at MIT Sloan including all non-degree company-customized and open-enrollment executive programs.

Her prior MIT responsibilities include leading MIT Sloan Executive Education through significant growth, overseeing the one-year residential MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership and the new MIT Executive MBA, building the MIT Management of Technology Program (now merged with the MIT Sloan Fellows Program), and developing programs to help undergraduates rediscover their creativity and enthusiasm for innovation and entrepreneurship through the UK-based Cambridge-MIT Institute. Complete bio >>

Kristina Gulick Schaefer, Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and International Programs

Kristina Gulick Schaefer

Allegheny College, BA ’83, Music

Kristina Gulick Schaefer joined MIT Sloan in 2011. As Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and International Programs, she oversees fundraising efforts involving private support from private individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as leads the internal management of the School’s resource development and alumni relations operations. She also serves as a key liaison to central MIT Resource Development and the MIT Alumni Association. Kristina was previously the vice president for advancement at Simmons College and served as a key member of the Simmons President’s Council.

Jake Cohen, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Law

Jake Cohen

Lehigh University, BS, Accounting; Syracuse University, MS, Accounting, JD, Corporate Law

Jake Cohen is Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, as well as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Law.

From 2008 to 2012, Jake was the dean of the MBA Program at INSEAD, directing strategy and operations for campuses in France, Singapore, and Abu Dhabi. Under his leadership, INSEAD expanded its degree programs and received its highest rankings ever among business school MBA programs. Jake also served as a member of the Deans’ Leadership Team, overseeing every aspect of the academic experience in all programs. Complete bio >>

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