Dr. Jacob I. Fait has been named dean of the School of Business and Technology at Tusculum.
Dr. Fait comes to Tusculum from Lincoln Memorial University where he serves as assistant dean of graduate and professional programs and Doctor of Business Administration director.
“Tusculum is exceptionally fortunate to welcome Dr. Fait to the School of Business and Technology,” said Dr. Jason Pierce, vice president for academic affairs. “The search committee was particularly impressed with his extensive experience reinvigorating business curricula, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and leading Accreditation Council for Business School Programs accreditation efforts, in addition to his creative and entrepreneurial spirit. We are excited to have him join the team in January.”
In his new role Dr. Fait will be responsible for the development, management, assessment, and improvement of programs, curricula, faculty, staff and resources for the School of Business and Technology. He will work closely with other senior academic administrators to develop, implement and evaluate institution-wide academic policies and procedures.
Dr. Jacob I. Fait
As dean, he will lead department chairs, faculty members and support staff within the school to deliver all curricular programs, administer school resources, support student success and satisfaction, strengthen relationships with local and regional business communities, secure external funding and ensure the long-term sustainability of the school and the institution.
“I am both honored and thrilled to join Tusculum College as Dean of the School of Business and Technology,” said Dr. Fait. “I look forward to serving the Tusculum community under the leadership of President James Hurley and Vice President Pierce, as well as embracing the tremendous opportunities this position offers. Not only am I humbled to lead the distinguished faculty of the School of Business and Technology, but also anticipate enormous success in working together to grow our school in the markets we serve. I look forward to the new year with Tusculum College and am proud to be a part of the Pioneer legacy.”
Dr. Fait previously served as department chair of small business management and entrepreneurship and as assistant professor at LMU. He has also worked as resort revenue manager for Scott Enterprises in Erie, Pennsylvania.
He holds a doctorate in organizational leadership from Gannon University with a focus on employee motivation and engagement. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in international business and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Duquesne University.