Detlev Zwick Named New Dean of the Schulich School of Business
Detlev Zwick has been appointed as the new Dean of the Schulich School of Business for a five-year term. The appointment, approved by York University’s Board of Governors and announced on October 12, followed an extensive national and international search.
Prior to his appointment, Professor Zwick served for more than a year as Schulich’s Interim Dean. Under his leadership the School launched several key initiatives focused on delivering a world-class student experience, intensifying research productivity and knowledge mobilization, collaborating with a wide range of stakeholders to address systemic barriers for Black and Indigenous students, and engaging partners to help financially support a record number of students.
As Associate Dean, Academic from 2018-2020, he led the School’s rapid transition to remote online learning following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also served as Director of Schulich’s BBA/iBBA Program from 2013-2018.
Professor Zwick holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island. His research encompasses marketing and responsible business, including consumer behaviour, database marketing, consumer surveillance, and marketing and sustainability.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to continue serving the Schulich School of Business,” said Dean Zwick. “Schulich has consistently rated amongst the best business schools in the world, with a faculty of changemakers that command global influence. I am committed to continue engaging our community and partners as we chart a new course forward.”