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Interim Dean, David Jordan, MPA ’02

Dear Friends,

I am very pleased to announce that the School of Business will officially be renamed the “Clark University School of Business,” effective June 1, 2024.

For students, alumni, faculty, and staff, this is not only a name change. It is a reflection of the renewed energy and sharpened focus on our campus, and one of many important steps we are taking to advance our commitment to “Business Directed, Socially Focused” business education.

Indeed, we are committed to much more than “management.” Our faculty have long provided a rigorous and well-rounded business education in disciplines including finance, accounting, analytics, marketing, business administration, and entrepreneurship. But what is arguably most important is our continued focus on creating business leaders who are a force for positive change in their companies, in our communities, and in the world we share.

All of us recognize the formidable challenges that exist in the world around us, and we rise to meet these challenges with new commitments to collaborate across campus, and establish interdisciplinary studies informed by the Liberal Arts. Recent initiatives include cross-listed courses with the Becker School of Design and Technology, and development of socially focused interdisciplinary programs for the Clark School for Climate and Society.

At the same time, we are broadening our connections with local, state, national, and international partners to support our students’ desire to have direct impact on social issues, including climate change, poverty, and equitable access to AI and other new technologies.

I salute our alumni across the globe who are already advancing the important work that we do, and your shared dedication to Clark’s core values, and I look forward to welcoming new students this Fall to the Clark University School of Business.


David A. Jordan, Dean


David Jordan earned a master’s in public administration at Clark University in 2002 while simultaneously pursuing his doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. For nearly 20 years, he has served as an adjunct professor in the School of Business, the School of Professional Studies, and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. Since 2009 he has led Clark students who are interested in social change and social entrepreneurship on research and experiential learning/global citizenship trips to Ghana, Guatemala, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Jamaica, Brazil, Haiti, and elsewhere.

His research and teaching have focused on strategic management, public policy and administration, health care administration, strategic marketing, and social entrepreneurship. In 2007, then-President John Bassett named David Clark University’s first Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Contact Information

School of Business

Office Location
  • 950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

    The School of Business is located in Carlson Hall, close to the Maywood Street parking lot.

  • Telephone: 1-508-793-7543
  • Fax: 1-508-793-8822