University of Fredericton appoints Dr. Donald V. McCain to the position of Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business

University of Fredericton appoints Dr. Donald V. McCain to the position of Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business

The University of Fredericton is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Donald V. McCain to the position of Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business. Dr. McCain brings a plethora of academic and professional experiences to the position, where he will oversee the academic functions of the Sandermoen School of Business.

Dr. McCain’s substantial professional history has included years of corporate and consulting experience in Human Resource Management (HRM) and HRD/OD, leadership, and marketing and sales training, with many clients being Fortune 50 and 100 companies such as Novartis, Meijer, Nortel, Glaxo Wellcome (now GlaxoSmithKline), Bridgestone/Firestone, American axle and Manufacturing, and AMA International, to mention a few. He has worked with for-profit, non-profit and government organizations and most recently has been Principal of Performance Advantage Group, a consulting organization focused on improving organizational and individual performance. In addition to his design, development, and evaluation of learning experiences, Dr. McCain has done extensive work in leadership competencies and the development and implementation of professional certification programs. His work is international in scope and his passion for business evident, while simultaneously displaying a dedication to the field of education.

Dr. McCain’s educational background includes an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University in HRD/OD, an MBA from Middle Tennessee State University in HR and Marketing, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a BBA from the University of Oklahoma with a double major in marketing and economics, and MA studies in Comparative Religion and Cultural Anthropology, completing all course work except the thesis. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for several universities (Vanderbilt, Belmont, Tennessee State University, and University of Phoenix) in various aspects of HRM, leadership, management, organization behaviour/theory, business ethics, marketing, and strategic planning. He has designed and facilitated three online global graduate MBA and Executive MBA courses in leadership, sustainability, and HRM, and also teaches corporate governance. Dr. McCain is author or co-author of four books, a chapter in the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals, a progressive case study for SHRM National, several articles, and has also made numerous national presentations. Most recently, his publication Evaluation Basics was translated into Japanese.

Dr. McCain has been a member of the Academic Board for the MBA and Executive MBA program for the University of Fredericton as well as being a member of UFred faculty for several years. He will continue teaching both MBA and Executive MBA courses for the University of Fredericton while serving as the Dean of the Sandermoen School of Business. The University is very pleased to welcome him into this role.