Jones School Leadership
Dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management
William (Bill) H. Glick, Ph.D., H. Joe Nelson III Professor of Management, has served as dean of the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business since July 2005. While at Rice University, Dr. Glick has supported significant curriculum revisions in existing programs and launched four new programs:
- Rice MBA for Professionals (weekday evening and weekend options)
- Rice Undergraduate Business Minor
- Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)
- Ph.D. in Business
Total enrollments are up by roughly 50 percent, admission standards are at record levels, and all three Rice MBA programs are leaders in terms of percentages of women and underrepresented minorities. Improvements in all programs have been widely recognized in major publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Economist, U.S. News & World Report, and the Princeton Review. Read More >
Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs
Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Finance
Jeff Fleming is Fayez Sarofim Vanguard Professor of Finance and rejoins the deans’ suite as deputy dean of academic affairs at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. He joined the Jones School faculty in 1993 and teaches courses on Futures and Options in the MBA program and a course on Financial Risk Management in the MBA program for executives. He received the Jones Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award in 2000 and 2003. His research interests include option pricing, implied volatility, volatility modeling, and the role of information flow in financial markets. He has published research articles in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Financial Econometrics, the Journal of Empirical Finance, and other top finance journals. Two of his papers were finalists for the Smith-Breeden Prize awarded annually by the Journal of Finance.
Senior Associate Dean of Degree Programs
Associate Professor of Finance
Barbara Ostdiek is senior associate dean of degree programs and associate professor of finance at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University. Her research interests focus on portfolio formation, information flow and volatility, and volatility modeling. Barbara’s research has been published in top academic journals including the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. A member of the Jones School faculty since 1994, she has taught a variety of courses, most recently Portfolio Management, Economic Environment of Business, International Finance, and Applied Risk Management. Barbara received the Jones Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001, 2004, and 2009.
On the board of trustees for the USAA Investment Management Company, Barbara is a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Investment Committee, and a co-captain of the Classy Chassis Ride & Drive. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in international affairs from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1986 and earned a Ph.D. in business administration (finance) from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in 1994. Prior to returning to school for her Ph.D., Barbara was a portfolio manager and was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Senior Associate Dean of Executive Education
and Associate Professor of Management and Psychology
Prior to his current academic appointments, Dr. Smith was a member of the faculty at London Business School and Cornell University where he taught in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Johnson Graduate School of Management. He has also taught for shorter periods at the University of California at Berkeley, Oxford University, and the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and has conducted executive programs around the world for companies such as Shell, IBM, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Barclays, KPMG, ExxonMobil, BP, ADCO, Lufthansa, DeBeers, Schneider Electric, Microsoft, El Paso Energy, Veritas, Dynegy, ONGC, CGG Inc., Marathon Oil, Citibank, RedBull, Phillip Morris International, Swedbank, Ulster Bank, RBS, and Total.
His teaching interests focus primarily on leadership and management development. Dr. Smith’s executive programs include Leading and Managing Change, Talent Development and Coaching, and Leading and Managing High Performance Teams. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
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Associate Dean of Degree Programs
George Andrews is associate dean of degree programs and is responsible for each of the MBA programs, the Career Management Center and the Office of Admissions. Prior to joining the Jones School, he served as associate dean for evening MBA and weekend MBA programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. At Booth, George led a series of innovative programmatic, student recruitment and development initiatives, increasing yield in the evening and weekend programs from 79 to 90 percent. He dramatically improved the win ratio versus the programs’ primary competitor and also had great success in improving both faculty and student satisfaction with the experience in his programs.
George also served as executive director of the executive development programs William E. Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester. He started his career at Procter & Gamble as a section manager and spent the next 16 years in increasingly senior roles at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and then Bausch & Lomb. George earned his MBA from the William E. Simon School of Business and his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M.