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Frear

Dr.  Dean  F.  Frear

Associate Professor
Sidhu School of Business

Dr. Frear was MBA Director and Chair of the FAM Department. Dr. Frear is an Associate Professor of Finance. He served for 10 years as the Executive Director of the COPE Conference where he was President for 3 years. Dean served as the conference coordinator, Vice-President for Programs and President of the NABET Conference. Dr. Frear holds the Ph.D. in Organization & Management with a concentration in Leadership. Previously working in the investment industry, Dr. Frear held a Series 7, 63, and 65 with the National Association of Securities Dealers. As a Financial Consultant, he developed and presented more than 30 seminars dealing with such issues as Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, and Investment Planning for Senior Citizens. Dr. Frear has served on the Wilkes University Academic Standards Committee, the TREC Committee and the Graduate Studies Committee. In 2015, Dean received the Outstanding Advisor Award. Though specializing in Leadership and Organizational Management, Dr. Frear has taught numerous courses including Introduction to Finance, Investments, Money and Banking, Risk and Insurance Organizational Behavior, Statistics, Corporate Finance, Macro, Micro, and Managerial Economics, The Selling Process, Business Research Methods, and Operations Management. Dr. Frear worked with the Wilkes University Sovereign Center Workshop Series as a leadership consultant. He is a faculty advisor for the Wilkes University Investment Club and previously served as the Faculty advisor to Chapter of The Society for Advancement of Management Club., Leadership, Finance, Finance/Investments, Intro to Finance, Investments, Insurance, MBA - Economics, Leadership, Management.

  • Batory, S., Batory, A., Frear, D. (2009). Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in private and public universities: Expanding marketing horizons into the 21st Century. D. Sheppard (Ed.), Association of Marketing Theory and Practice, 18.
  • Frear, D. (2007). Rural female entrepreneurs: A demographic survey in rural Pennsylvania. Journal of Business & Public Affairs. 1,2.
  • Kallianiotis, J. & Frear, D. (2007). Assets return and risk and exchange rate trends: An ex post analysis Journal of European Research Studies. X, 1-2.
  • Frear, D. (2006). How to spot management /leadership hooey. Northeast Business Journal
  • Frear, D. (2005) Rural Female Entrepreneurs: An Exploratory Study Of Leadership Profiles In Rural Pennsylvania. Capella University. Dissertation.
  • Naumann, A., Edmonds, J., & Frear, D. (2018). Terrorism vs. Tourism: How Terrorism Affects the Tourism Industry. In Global Business Value Innovations: Building Innovation Capabilities for Business Strategies. UK: Palgrave Publications.
  • The effect of change on management planning: applying chaos theory. (2011). The effect of change on management planning: applying chaos theory. International Journal of Business and Social Science.. Published.
  • Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in private and public universities: Expanding marketing horizons into the 21st Century. (2009). Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in private and public universities: Expanding marketing horizons into the 21st Century. Association of Marketing Theory and Practice. Published.
  • Assets return and risk and exchange rate trends: An ex post analysis. (2007). Assets return and risk and exchange rate trends: An ex post analysis. Journal of European Research Studies. Published.
  • Rural female entrepreneurs: A demographic survey in rural Pennsylvania. (2007). Rural female entrepreneurs: A demographic survey in rural Pennsylvania. Journal of Business & Public Affairs.. Published.
  • How to spot management /leadership hooey. (2006). How to spot management /leadership hooey. Northeast Business Journal. Published.
  • Rural female entrepreneurs: An exploratory study of leadership profiles in rural Pennsylvania. (2005). Rural female entrepreneurs: An exploratory study of leadership profiles in rural Pennsylvania. Ann Arbor MI, United States: UMI Proquest Information and Learning Company.

Conference Proceedings

  • Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology. (2009). Attended in capacity of NABET President. State College, PA.
  • COPE, International (2009). Attended in capacity of Interim President & Executive Director. Dubai, Arab Emerits.
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2009). Personailty Characteristics of Entrepreneurs: A Comparison with the ManagerialPersonality. Las Vegas, NV
  • Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology. (2008). Attended in capacity of Vice President Programs. State College, PA.
  • COPE, International (2008). Attended in capacity of Executive Director. New Delhi, India.
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2008). The Effect of Change on Management Planning: Applying Chaos Theory. Arlington, VA.
  • Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology. (2007). Attended in capacity of Vice President Programs. State College, PA.
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2007). Demographic characteristics of Rural Female Entrepreneurs. Las Vegas, NV
  • Financial Services Symposium 2006 (2006). Assets Return and Risk, and Exchange Rate Trends in an Uncertain Environment. Financial Services Institute, St. John’s University, New York City, N.Y  
  • Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty (2006). Demographic Characteristics of Rural Female Entrepreneurs. State College, PA
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2006). Workplace Diversity: Ethical and Legal Issues Orlando, FL.
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2005). Gender Issues in Leadership. Las Vegas, NV
  • Society for Advancement of Management (2004). History of Emotional Intelligence. Orlando, FL
  • Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty (2004) Cultural Variations in Leadership State College, PA
  • Pennsylvania Economic Association (2003). Corporate Firm Objective, Valuation, and Risk: A New Revisional Frontier of Finance. Millersville, PA.

Presentations and Seminars

  • Frear, D. (2009). Personailty characteristics of entrepreneurs: A comparison with the managerial personality. Conference Paper. Society for Advancement of Management. Las Vegas, NV
  • Frear, D. (2008). The effect of change on management planning: Applying chaos theory. Conference Paper.  Society for Advancement of Management. April, 2008. Arlington, VA.
  • Frear, D. (2006). Demographic characteristics of rural female entrepreneurs.
  • Conference Paper. Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, October, State College, PA.
  • Frear, D. & Kallianiotis, J. (2006). Assets return and risk, and exchange rate trends in an uncertain environment. Presented at the Financial Services Symposium 2006 of the Financial Services Institute, September, 2006. St. John’s University, New York City, NY.  
  • Frear, D. (2006). Workplace diversity: Ethical and legal issues. Conference Paper. Society for Advancement of Management, April, 2006. Orlando, FL.
  • Frear, D. (2005). Gender issues in leadership. Conference Paper. Society for Advancement of Management,  April, 2005. Las Vegas, NV.
  • Frear, D. (2004). Cultural variations in leadership. Conference Paper. Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, September, 2004. State College, PA.
  • Frear, D. & Spath, D. (2004). History of emotional intelligence. Conference Paper. Society for Advancement of Management, March,  2004.Baltimore, MD.
  • Frear, D. & Kallianiotis, J. (2003). PA. Corporate firm objective, valuation, and risk: a new revisional frontier of finance. Conference Paper. Pennsylvania Economic Association May, 2003. West Chester University of PA.
  • Wang, S., Frear, D., Global Landscapes Conference, "A Simple Test Procedure on the Existence of Speculative Bubble in Stock Prices," King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States. (April 2018).
  • Frear, D., Global Landscapes Conference, "Is there a Bullet-proof Portfolio? An Empirical Test on Henry Browneês Permanent Investment Portfolio.," King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA, United States. (2017).
  • Frear, D., Wang, S., Global Landscapes Conference, "Is There a Bullet-proof Portfolio? An Empirical Test on Harry Browne's Permanent Investment Portfolio," Kings College, Wilkes Barre, PA, United States. (April 2017).
  • Frear, D., Wang, S., Congress of Political Economists Annual Conference, "Is There a Bullet-proof Portfolio? An Empirical Test on Harry Browne's Permanent Investment Portfolio," COPE, Madrid, Spain. (2016).
  • Frear, D., Congress of Political Economists, "Greek Economic Crisis Updated," COPE, Zurich, Switzerland. (2014).
  • Congress of Political Economists, "The Affect of the Greek Economic Crisis on Exchange Rates.," Athens, Greece. (2012).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "Mentoring in the workplace: Overcoming barriers to advancement.," Orlando, FL, United States. (2011).
  • Edmonds, J., Frear, D., Academy of Business Research, "Learning Style Preferences of Undergraduate Business Majors," United States. (September 2011).
  • Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, "Academic dishonesty: Perceptions of business professors.," State College, PA, United States. (2010).
  • American Association of University Professors, "An examination of the academic reach of faculty and administrator bullying," Washington, DC, United States. (2010).
  • American University Leadership Development Conference, "Is it better to be loved or feared: A leadership perspective?," Misericordia University, Dallas, PA, United States. (2010).
  • Northeastern Association of Business, Economics and Technology, "The many challenges of teaching business classes on-line.," State College, PA, United States. (2010).
  • American Marketing Association, "Faculty and student perceptions of academic integrity in private and public universities: Expanding marketing horizons into the 21st Century," Hilton Head, SC, United States. (2009).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "Personality characteristics of entrepreneurs: A comparison with the managerial personality.," Las Vegas, NV, United States. (2009).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "The effect of change on management planning: Applying chaos theory," Arlington, VA, United States. (2008).
  • Pennsylvania Economics Association, "The influence of U.S. Presidential elections on exchange rates," Williamsport, PA, United States. (2007).
  • Financial Services Symposium, "Assets return and risk, and exchange rate trends in an uncertain environment," Financial Services Institute, St John's University, New York, PA, United States. (2006).
  • Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, "Cultural variations in leadership," State College, PA, United States. (2006).
  • Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, "Demographic characteristics of rural female entrepreneurs," State College, PA, United States. (2006).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "Workplace diversity: Ethical and legal issues," Orlando, FL, United States. (2006).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "Gender issues in leadership," Las Vegas, NV, United States. (2005).
  • Association of Pennsylvania University Business and Economics Faculty, "Cultural variations in leadership," State College, PA, United States. (2004).
  • Society for Advancement of Management, "History of emotional intelligence," Baltimore, MD, United States. (2004).
  • Pennsylvania Economic Association, "Corporate firm objective, valuation, and risk: a new revisional frontier of finance.," West Chester University, West Checter, PA, United States. (2003).

Workshops and Seminars Developed and Presented

  • Leadership Workshop for Students from Multiple Universities – University of Scranton, October, 2009
  • Syllabus Development Workshop for Adjunct Professors Wilkes University, January, 2009
  • Leadership Workshop – Sovereign Center for Executive Education, May, 2005
  • Leadership Workshop – Sovereign Center for Executive Education, November, 2004
  • Insurance Issues for Seniors Seminar, 2002
  • Retirement Planning for Senior Citizens Seminar, 2001
  • Estate Planning using Trusts Seminar, 2001
  •  Outstanding Adviser Award, Wilkes University. (September 2015).

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