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Siamack Shojai

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Top-performing Economist and administrator with more than 30 years of progressive experience and strong proficiency in a Financial Analyst/Economist role and a Dean role, thriving in fast-paced, high-stress environments. Maintain a proven record of accomplishment of continued successes in leading program development, marketing, recruitment/enrollment, budgeting, and fundraising. Successfully decreased number of students with 2.5 GPA from 12 percent to 1 percent in just three years. A true leader among leaders with an analytical, goal-oriented personality and work ethic; have an innate ability to influence others and to produce dynamic and long-lasting results in helping organizations to improve quality, productivity, efficiency, and accuracy. Known for ability to work with members of all levels of the organization in order to facilitate key business objectives and initiatives. Self-motivation, education, diverse experience, and loyal dedication have helped create a powerhouse of problem-solving skills and expertise in maximizing resources.

Dr. Shojai served as dean of business for 20 years at various universities. He successfully led CCSU and SUNY- Plattsburgh to achieve initial AACSB accreditation. He is an accomplished media panelist, presenter and analyst. He has also established several new graduate degree programs with success in recruiting students and growing the programs. He has a great record of success in growing graduate enrollments and retaining undergraduate students by providing peer-mentoring programs and other student development extra-curricular activities.

Professional Interests

Establishing new and pioneering new degree programs, achieving accreditation by specialized accreditation bodies such as AACSB.




Finance- Economics (Financial Economics, International Economics, Monetary Economics)

Representative Publications

Sustainability and the impact of developmental relationship programs: An empirical study; 6th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Impact and Effectiveness of Developmental Relationships; The University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute; (pp 1935-1940). Albuquerque, New Mexico The University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute; 2013

Representative Presentations

An empirical investigation of economic, legal, and accounting determinants of business and nonbusiness bankruptcy filings
42nd Annual Northeast Business & Economics Conference Northeast Business & Economics Association
Jamaica, NY 2015

Legal and economic regimes of sanctions: An alternative framework to measure effectiveness of economic sanctions
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association Presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Northeast Business & Economics Association

Sustainability and the impact of developmental relationship programs: An empirical study
6th Annual Mentoring Conference University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute
Albuquerque, NM 2013

Enhancing and Measuring Impact
52nd Annual Meeting: Authenticity for the Future Eastern Academy of Management
Philadelphia, PA 2015

Awards and Honors

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business-International
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal-Connecticut

Appreciation Award
faculty of School of Business at Central Connecticut State University

Appreciation Award for achieving AACSB accreditation
faculty of the School of Business and Economics, Plattsburgh-SUNY

Dean Panelist: Dean’s Perspectives on Managing with Heart and Mind
Eastern Academy of Management, 46th annual meeting

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal-Connecticut, Certificate of Special Recognition
Central Connecticut State University, School of Business

The first two weeks of 2016 have not been kind to the stock market. New 12 New Jersey's Karen Lee look at what effects this will have in New Jersey.

"Last June, price of one barrel of crude oil was a hundred dollars or more and now it's $44," says Dr. Siamack Shojai at William Paterson University. "For every dollar cut in crude prices, consumers pay 3 cents less at the gas pump." Dr. Shojai expects the price to go down even further. He says that the price of crude oil could go down to $30 a barrel, which would bring gas down another 30 cents.

The dean of William Paterson University's College of Business Siamack Shojai says that many factors play a part in determining the price of oil. Depending on supply and demand and what is occurring at the stock market can effect oil prices.

Notable Courses Taught

MBA 7200- Financing New Ventures; co-thought with Dr. Christos Cotsakos, 2017.

Online courses Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Business Statistics I, Business Statistics II, Money and banking, Financial Markets.

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