Meet The Dean

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William “Bill” Boulding is dean of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Previously, he held several roles within the school including deputy dean and senior associate dean for programs and associate dean for the Daytime (full-time) MBA program.

Dr. Boulding is an accomplished scholar with a research interest in evaluating how managers make decisions and how consumers respond. His recent work focuses on the domain of health care, examining the role of the patient experience, clinical adherence to standards and managerial activity in determining the quality of delivered care. His work has been widely published in a number of journals and Dr. Boulding has been the recipient of numerous research and teaching awards.

Dr. Boulding has a passion for helping advance business as a force for good. He serves as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Council on Values and as a board member for the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC®), which is the organization that administers the GMAT exam. Dr. Boulding is chair of the Board of Directors of Duke Corporate Education and serves on Swarthmore College’s Board of Managers. It has been a privilege for him to serve, at the invitation of the White House, in developing best practices for how business schools can encourage success for women and working families as part of an initiative with the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Council of Economic Advisers. Dr. Boulding joined the New York Federal Reserve in examining the role business schools can play in rebuilding trust in the financial services sector.  He is a recurring contributor to LinkedIn and Fortune on the topic of leadership.

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With respect to industry contact, Dr. Boulding has engaged in sponsored research, consulting, or executive development with a number of companies such as IBM, AT&T, Bank of America, Sears, Eli Lilly, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Ford Motor Company, Lafarge, U.S. Postal Service, Stride Rite, Wolseley, Hanes, Harnischfeger, Thomson Newspapers, Siemens, and Citibank.

Dr. Boulding received his BA in Economics from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. in Managerial Sciences and Applied Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.