Doermer School of Business

Dean's Welcome

Dean for the Doermer School of Business

Melissa. L. Gruys has been named as the new dean of the Richard T. Doermer School of Business.

"I am extremely pleased to be joining IPFW and the Doermer School of Business.  The focus on student success here by the faculty, staff, and administration aligns well with my professional and personal values. As a first generation college student, I strongly support IPFW’s mission to provide access to education to the citizens of northeast Indiana and beyond.  I look forward to developing strong relationships with other units on campus and with the business community that will benefit all stakeholders—students, faculty, and staff, the campus community, alumni, and the business community."  Melissa Gruys.

Gruys earned a B.A. in management, economics, and communication from the University of Minnesota-Morris, and a Ph.D. in human resources and industrial relations from the University of Minnesota. She has taught courses in human resource management, management, and organizational behavior and has received numerous awards for teaching, research, and service activities.

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