Jorge Haddock served as dean of the School of Business at George Mason University from July 2009 to May 2013. He guided the transformation of Mason’s School of Business into one of the nation’s most rapidly advancing business schools, an institution that partners with liberal arts, engineering, and public policy programs to deliver cutting-edge academic programs aligned with the needs of business, government, and the non-profit sectors. He committed the school to sustainability, social responsibility, entrepreneurship, and global engagement, and marshaled initiatives leading to record levels of philanthropic support and advancement within national rankings.
Under his leadership, Mason’s School of Business established new graduate programs, international partnerships, and cross-campus initiatives that engaged students from business, humanities, social sciences, and health care in entrepreneurial, venture-building activities. During his tenure, the school has quintupled fundraising levels, and established a culture of philanthropy resulting in a named professorship, the Mason Student Venture Fund, and the establishment of the Gunston Business Scholars program. The school has also leveraged its location, hosting conferences on globalization, and forging relationships with embassies, the World Bank, and the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to joining Mason, Dr. Haddock was dean of the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. As dean, he led the Robins School to unprecedented heights within BusinessWeek, achieving recognition as 12th among undergraduate and 14th in U.S. graduate business programs, respectively. He was successful in cultivating alumni and parent support, completing an $18 million campaign (for which he raised $12 million in 2 years), underwriting the expansion of academic facilities for the Robins School.
While at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Haddock moved through the ranks attaining the rank of tenured, full professor in engineering and later serving as the associate dean of the Lally School of Business and Technology. It was at Rensselaer that he recognized a passion for academic leadership, building partnerships across disciplines, bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to his work.
Dr. Haddock continues to hold leadership positions in numerous professional and civic organizations including AACSB, the major international accreditation body for business schools with approximately 1,200 members worldwide. He has served in several for-profit and not-for-profit boards including the City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, George Mason University Foundation Board of Trustees and the founding board of Mason Korea LLC for the Mason Songdo South Korea Campus.
Dr. Haddock recently received the Minority Business Leader Award from The Washington Business Journal. He also has received both the Outstanding Young IE Award and the Excellence for Minority Advancement Award from IIE, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty/Staff Award, the Darrin Counseling Award and RAA Teaching Award at Rensselaer, and the Hispanic Educator of the Year Award both in New York State and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. Haddock has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications over a wide-spectrum of topics ranging from basic and applied technical research to pedagogy and leadership. His most recent book is titled, Creating Global Business Leaders: Business Education at the Intersection of Innovation, Technology, and Globalization.
His research has been funded by the U.S. and New York State governments, as well as many corporations. Dr. Haddock has also been a consultant to many companies including Mackie Designs, CSX World Terminals, Peavey, Baxter, Citicorp, Citibank (Wall Street), Michelin and Cedel.
He is a co-inventor of the patent, Method of System for Providing Credit Support to Parties Associated with Derivative and Other Financial Transactions.