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Announcing Dr. Dean Frear’s Retirement

Dr. Frear, a Finance Professor in The Jay S. Sidhu School of Business and Leadership is retiring after 21 years of service to Wilkes University. He started in 2002 and has enjoyed his time at Wilkes and looks forward to this next chapter. While at Wilkes, Dr. Frear served as the department chair of the Finance, Accounting and Management Department, as well the MBA Director. Dr. Frear helped revise the business curriculum and the finance major. He designed and developed the ABBA accelerated business program for adult learners. He served on many department and University committees.

Many of his fond memories include being the academic advisor for the students in the The Society for the Advancement of Management, and the Finance Club. Dr. Frear was the president of two academic faculty conferences: The Northeast Association of Business, Economics and Technology, NABET and the Congress of Political Economists, International, COPE. He has travelled all over the world with faculty, students and his wife and to attend conferences.  His travels include India, Egypt, Dubai and Israel, plus many of the European countries.

Dr. Frear wishes to thank his mentors who helped him develop as a faculty member, his colleagues who made his time enjoyable, members of the Wilkes faculty with whom he served on committees, and the staff who were always there to help. Thank you to Dr. Anthony Liuzzo for hiring him, Drs. Raspen and Alves for their mentoring. A special thanks to Dr. Wagiha Taylor for her guidance, Dr. Ken Wang for being a great finance colleague, Ms. Annet Kaminski who was always there to help at the Sidhu School, and Ms. Susan Hritzak for her knowledge of everything Wilkes. Finally, he would like to thank the students whom he taught and mentored. He wishes them successful lives.

He would like to leave you with some his favorite quotes:

“Do, or do not, there is no try.” Yoda.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius.

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference” Mark Twain