Wilkes University


Announcing the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Edmonds as Sidhu School of Business and Leadership Associate Dean

As Sidhu School charts its way forward to achieving academic excellence, market relevancy, and societal impact, as well as in concert with Wilkes University’s mission and strategic objectives, I am very proud to announce that Dr. Jennifer Edmonds has accepted to serve as the School’s Associate Dean. Dr. Jennifer Edmonds is currently an associate Professor of Statistics and Operations Management as well as the Department Chair of Finance, Accounting and Management (FAM) Department. As Chair, she brought collaboration, collegiality, energy and innovation to the Department and as a teacher, she has been helping students develop and sharpen their quantitative and analytical skills that allow them to evaluate real-life situations. Jennifer earned her doctorate in Management Science and MBA from Rutgers University and also holds Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the business education community, she worked as a Process Engineer at Dow Corning Corporation in Michigan for several years. Throughout her tenure at Wilkes, Dr. Edmonds has taught numerous face-to-face, hybrid and online courses across the University locations (both in Pennsylvania and Arizona), including guest lectures at Punjabi University in India. Dr. Edmonds’ research interests focus on efficiency, sustainability and a better workplace. She has also served Wilkes University through numerous Department, School and University Committee leadership positions including Interim and Acting Dean of the Sidhu School of Business, the Tenure and Promotion (TAP) and the Student Life and Media (SLAM) Committees. As the Associate dean, she would be instrumental in coordinating Sidhu School’s efforts towards eventual accreditation of The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Please join the faculty and staff of Sidhu School of Business and Leadership in congratulating Dr. Jennifer Edmonds as the new Associate Dean of the School!