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Entrepreneur and Visionary Edward Rogoff Selected as Dean of LIU Brooklyn School of Business

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Dean RogoffBrooklyn, N.Y. (April 1, 2015) – Dr. Edward Rogoff has been selected to lead the LIU Brooklyn School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences. Dr. Rogoff is the recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Educator of the Year award, given by The United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He joins LIU Brooklyn from Baruch College, where he directed the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Rogoff founded the CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship and was instrumental in developing nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate Entrepreneurship programs.

“The LIU community is privileged to have Dr. Rogoff join our University,” said Dr. Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. “A leader in business curriculum development and an experienced entrepreneur, he has a deep understanding of New York City, national, and global business landscapes. Dr. Rogoff’s vision for the University’s business-focused academic programming reaffirms LIU’s growing reputation as a leading experiential learning university.”

“It is an honor to join LIU Brooklyn, a rising university rife with opportunity and a palpable spirit of entrepreneurial thinking,” said Dr. Rogoff. “I look forward to working with the esteemed faculty at LIU Brooklyn to bring the School of Business, Public Administration and Information Sciences to new levels of achievement. My approach has always been to teach students to be business leaders, not to teach students about business leadership.”

“I see the rapid change in technology, financial systems, and entrepreneurship support systems as new demands on business education and great opportunities for LIU with its current curriculum in these areas, strong faculty, and involvement with many of the leading businesses in these sectors,” said Rogoff. “We need to keep evolving to meet these needs and anticipate the coming demands on business schools,” he said.

Dr. Rogoff prides himself on building what he calls “structures of opportunity” to serve LIU Brooklyn students, the University community, and New York City. According to Rogoff, exceptional opportunities exist in the form of potential synergies with leaders and organizations helping to take advantage of downtown Brooklyn’s preeminence in real estate, technology, and arts activity and commerce.

“Dr. Rogoff possesses the rare combination of entrepreneurial skill and educational creativity, said Dr. Jeffrey Kane, vice president for Academic Affairs.”  He has a well-deserved reputation for making a difference at the convergence of business, scholarship, and community. We are delighted about the educational and career opportunities Dr. Rogoff’s leadership brings to current and future LIU Brooklyn students.”

LIU Brooklyn’s business-focused students and academic programs are well known in New York City business and higher education communities. Students currently hold competitive internship positions at the Barclays Center, the Brooklyn Nets, New York Stock Exchange, and the U.S. Department of Commerce, among others. LIU Brooklyn’s School of Business also enjoys partner affiliations with the “Big Four” accounting firms, where students and alumni intern, work, and excel. As a result, LIU Brooklyn is ranked among the Top 50 Colleges in the Northeast for Salary potential by Payscale.com.

Dr. Edward Rogoff is the author of two books, The Entrepreneurial Conversation and Bankable Business Plans, and hiswork has been published in The New York Times, The Journal of Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, and Forbes.  He holds a B.A., M.B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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Posted 04/01/2015

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