Connecting Our Communities

Dean Ron Anderson and the Fox School work to transform student lives, develop leaders, and impact local and global communities through excellence and innovation in education and research. To pave the path for the future of the school and continue improving upon this goal, we developed our Strategic Plan 2025

Learn how Dean Anderson will use four pillars—Educational Innovation, Research Leadership, Inclusive Culture and Community Engagement—to make our vision a reality. 

Our Strategic Pillars

Our students deserve the best possible outcomes and academic experiences, and our plan reaffirms our commitment to initiatives for students and alumni.

We will help our faculty flourish through research and scholarship so that they will positively impact the world through innovative curricula, research and teaching methodologies.

We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, and are committed to putting systems in place that support the personal and professional growth of faculty and staff.

We commit to supporting each of our partners within the Temple University community, the Philadelphia business community, our local neighbors and the wider national and global community.

By the Numbers

A strong drive unites the Fox community. Today, the school has more than 65,000 alumni, 8,500 students, and 226 full-time faculty. In addition, the school offers inventive international business programs and global university partnerships.

There’s a sense in which you know that faculty at the Fox School are speaking from a place of experience and that they have been working in the real world. Many of the faculty teach and work professionally at the same time. Knowing that we had a strong real-world experience incorporated in the course work was really important to me.
Alan Popoli, HRM ’17

Here are some facts about the growing Fox community. 

  • 20 new faculty joins the school 
  • 119 Temple entrepreneurs submitted to the Innovative Idea Competition
  • 500+ students from 30 different countries undertook graduate studies this fall
  • 950+ freshmen joined the school for undergraduate studies in fall 2019

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.