About the Dean

Mahesh Joshi

After a nation-wide search led by a search advisory committee comprising of business school faculty, current students, alumni and members of the College’s senior team, Mahesh P. Joshi, Ph.D., was named the inaugural dean of The George B. Delaplaine Jr. School of Business.

In his capacity as dean, Dr. Joshi will lead the School of Business in its commitment to provide a high-quality education in business and economics for future leaders of industry, government and civil society, supporting the principles of economic, social, and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

“I look forward to combining Hood tradition with the future of the business field. I’m ready to work with stakeholders of the School of Business and Hood College to initiate a new chapter of success for this storied institution.”

Joshi joins Hood following more than 20 years at the George Mason University School of Business. There, Joshi served as the founding director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and as an associate professor of global strategy and entrepreneurship. His recent academic research has focused on a wide breadth of topics, including strategic agility and entrepreneurship education.

Joshi received his Ph.D. in strategic management and international business from Temple University and holds a postgraduate diploma in international business from the Xavier Institute of Management. He also serves as president of Joshi International, Inc., a consulting firm providing strategic and entrepreneurial advice. 


Mahesh P. Joshi, Ph.D.
Rosenstock Hall 118