Goldey Beacom College Hires DBA Director

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May 30, 2018
Goldey-Beacom College has announced that W. Daniel Young, Ph.D. has been appointed as Director of the newly created Doctor of Business Administration program. Responsible for fulfilling the vision of the program, he will create doctoral courses, recruit faculty and students, manage the curriculum, comprehensive exam and the dissertation processes as well as linking the program to the state and regional communities. The College’s new program will be unique in the field of doctoral studies, including partnerships with several corporations and governmental agencies to solve business problems through student coursework. This stands in stark contrast to other DBA programs, which may simply use textbooks and past case studies to achieve learning goals and objectives.
 
Dr. Young has extensive knowledge in creating the programming and operational structure of a DBA program as well as hiring professors and recruiting students. He brings strong academic experience to this new post, most recently as an assistant professor who was responsible for developing Wilmington University’s first online Doctor of Business Administration course.
 
In addition, Dr. Young has taught classes in marketing and entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware, Temple University, Goldey-Beacom College and West Chester University. He brings experience in organizing TEDx and will be bringing the first TEDxGoldeyBeacomCollege this fall.
 
As a former financial advisor, Dr. Young served a base of more than 200 clients representing more than $20 million in assets. He also founded Young Consulting Group, a boutique marketing company tailored to deploying strategies to attract millennials and Generation Z to participate in nonprofit donating and board service.
 
Dr. Young holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing from the University of Delaware; a Master’s degree of Business Administration with a Concentration in Marketing and Finance, also from the University of Delaware. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Behavior and Marketing from Temple University. Dr. Young is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Delaware. To learn more about the DBA program, contact Dr. Young at (302) 225-6297 or youngd@gbc.edu.
 
Founded in 1886, the College offers graduate and undergraduate degrees with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, English, and all areas of business. With alumni from 26 states and 66 nations, Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs.
 
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