Debora Jackson

Dean of WPI Business School
Doctor of Ministry, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA, Major in Leadership, Graduated with Honors
Master of Divinity, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA, Major in Spirituality, Graduated with Honors
Master of Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, Minor in Computer Science
Master of Science, Management, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Bachelor of Science, Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Expert Bio

Debora Jackson is the is the Harry G. Stoddard Professor of Management and Dean of the Business School. She is a widely respected business, academic, and spiritual leader. She has held C-suite and other leadership roles in technology companies, managed the growth of large and small nonprofits, and contributed years of service to the WPI Board of Trustees. She holds a doctorate of ministry in leadership from Andover Newton Theological School, and in 2017 was named the inaugural Director of Lifelong Learning at Yale Divinity School. Jackson also holds master’s degrees from WPI in both manufacturing engineering and management.
"Our world requires strategic thinkers and leaders who are innovative in ways that yield societal impact while also engaging diverse constituencies."-Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson

Number of Women Deans at Business Schools on the Rise

“The changing demographic of leadership at the dean's level demonstrates that many institutions are sensing the winds of change and moving in accordance." Debora Jackson, Dean of The Business School provided analysis for an article on the growing number of women leading business schools. The story appeared in BestColleges and more than 75 newspapers and online outlets including AOL, Good Good Good, Miami Herald, The Charlotte Observer, and Kansas City Star.

What is fintech?

WPI is the only university in the U.S. to offer all levels of degrees in financial technology (bachelor’s, master’s, PhD). Learn more about the growing fintech field and WPI’s offerings in this article in BestColleges.

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