The College of New Jersey President Kathryn Foster appointed Kathryn Jervis as dean of the School of Business effective July 1, 2020.
Jervis comes to TCNJ from the University of Rhode Island, where she currently serves as director of the Graduate Healthcare Management Program and as a professor of accounting.
She served as interim dean of the College of Business at URI in 2015, and prior to that role, was the Richard Vangermeersch Professor of Accounting and area coordinator for the accounting information systems area. During the 2018-2019 academic year, Jervis was an American Council on Education Fellow at Southern Connecticut State University under President Joe Bertolino.
Among Jervis’ research interests are hospital and municipal financial reporting and its impact on users’ decisions in the public interest. She has several publications in scholarly accounting and health care journals that include accounting and the public interest and journal of health care finance. She chaired the URI College of Business Student Affairs and Diversity Committee, served as faculty advisor to the Women in Business student organization, and was a member of the university’s President’s Commission on the Status of Women to enhance policies for non-discrimination.