Meet the Dean

Ronald Anderson is the dean of the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management. His background includes a career in domestic and international business, followed by academic experience, including at American University. In his previous role as chair of the Department of Finance, he oversaw the largest department in the Fox School and one of the largest at Temple, with more than 1,400 students across all programs.

He is a leading expert in internal control systems, corporate governance, and executive compensation. He has received numerous research and teaching excellence awards during his academic career, while directing undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in international finance, financial strategy, and corporate valuation. His research has been published in leading journals such as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

United by History, Rooted in the Real World

Dean Ronald Anderson and the senior leadership team strive to make the Fox School an experience that everyone can be proud of. Explore the school’s new vision under his leadership, as well as the changes to the culture and key administrative functions.

Learn how the Fox School is producing business and academic leaders to improve society and positively impact the world. 

Guiding Principles

The Fox School is rooted in 100 years of history. Under Dean Anderson’s leadership, the school stays true to the historic vision of Temple University Founder Russell H. Conwell, who committed to providing value-driven, superior educational opportunities for academically talented, diverse and highly-motivated students, regardless of their backgrounds or means.

Dean Anderson has committed to these five guiding principles.

Quality Outcomes

Provide real-world learning and professional development opportunities for Fox School students and alumni in industry and academia.


Advance academic programs, the market-driven curriculum and technology-centered learning, recruitment of top-quality faculty and staff, and meaningful engagement with the community.

Lasting Impact

Engage in pioneering academic and research that increases knowledge; informs business practices; and affects business, community, and society at large.

Inspiring Culture

Cultivate and support an inclusive environment to strengthen and enhance the communities where we live and work.


Act in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and ethics.

By the Numbers

A strong drive unites the Fox community. Today, the school has more than 60,000 alumni, 9,000 students, and 220 full-time faculty. In addition, the school offers inventive international business programs and has university partnerships around the globe.

My Fox education encourage diversity of thought, a deep understanding of complex problem-solving, and warm connections with my classmates. Experiences–such as the Fox Board Fellows and a global immersion–were complements to my career journey and professional network.
Eric Branning ’18