Gary A. Giamartino, Ph.D.
Professor of Management and Leadership
Office: College Hall 211
Gary A. Giamartino, Ph.D., joined La Salle University as Dean of its School of Business and Professor of Management in July 2013.
Prior to La Salle, Giamartino served as Dean and Professor of Management at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) from 2002 to 2013. With more than 30 years’ experience, Giamartino has been dedicated to developing business education opportunities that offer students and alumni a competitive advantage in the ever-changing workforce.
Having traveled and worked throughout the world, Giamartino understands the importance of providing business students with a global perspective. At SIUE, he worked with faculty to further integrate learning opportunities for students to gain more exposure to global issues in the business world. He also has extensive experience developing international joint ventures between universities and businesses.
Giamartino recognizes the need to give students additional opportunities to develop critical skills such as strong written and oral communication, problem solving, and project management—all of which have been identified as highly desirable skills by potential employers. As a result, during his tenure at SIUE, he led a School-wide initiative, working with faculty to introduce an innovative undergraduate curriculum that emphasizes cross-disciplinary skills, co-curricular learning, and the integration of skills and knowledge.
Under his leadership, SIUE hosted two successful maintenance of accreditation visits from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which resulted in the reaffirmation of accreditation for both the School of Business and its Accountancy programs.
From December 2006 to June 2008, Giamartino served as SIUE’s Interim Vice Chancellor for University Relations. During that time, he led the creation of the university’s first capital campaign plan and executed the initial phases of the campaign before returning to his post in the School of Business.
A scholar in the field of entrepreneurship, Giamartino is particularly interested in international entrepreneurship and its relationship with economic development. He has taught courses in international management and organizational behavior.
Giamartino earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, a master’s degree from Western Kentucky University, and a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia. He completed the Management Development Program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. He is also a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, N.Y.
Formerly, he served on the faculties of The College of Charleston (S.C.), The Citadel, and Saint Joseph’s University. He also held the position of Director of the Institute for International Trade, Diplomacy, and Development at Saint Joseph’s. Prior to joining SIUE, he was Dean of the College of Business and Administration at the University of Detroit Mercy, and Dean of the School of Business, Society, and Public Policy at Wilkes University.
From 1988 to 1990, Giamartino was a Kellogg Foundation/Partners of Americas Fellow in International Development. In 1997, he received a Malone Fellowship from the Council on U.S.-Arab Relations to tour Saudi Arabia and Bahrain with other U.S. experts on small business and entrepreneurship. He was one of founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia. Giamartino has consulted with corporations in the food, health care, financial services, printing, and electric utilities industries in the areas of management and organizational development, and with universities on educational quality and accreditation.