The Dean

About the Dean

Dr. Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll, who prioritized superior, student-centered learning as dean of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific, became the Sara Hart Kimball Dean of Oregon State University’s College of Business effective July 30, 2021.

Carroll has served as a dean and a professor of management at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, since 2018. At Pacific, he led the development of a new college strategic plan, increased student retention and enrollment, launched programs to meet the needs of students and employers, created events to enhance communication between the college and students, and expanded fundraising.

Prior to joining the University of the Pacific, Carroll served as associate dean of executive development at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.

At South Carolina, Carroll served as president of Corporate Solutions LLC, a private arm of the business school that fosters corporate partnerships to address employer talent needs and promotes student experiential learning projects. Additionally, he led the school’s nationally ranked professional MBA program, leveraging technology and a blended learning approach to deliver classes across seven sites in two states.   

Before working at South Carolina, Carroll was a member of the faculty at Georgia Tech, where he developed innovative academic courses and cultivated external partnerships.

Carroll’s scholarly expertise focuses on competitive strategy and organization. He has consulted and delivered executive development programs to companies in the aerospace, apparel, banking, computer, construction, energy, engineering services, media, mining, petroleum, pharmaceutical, railroad, restaurant and telecommunication industries, as well as several government agencies. He holds a Ph.D. in management from Duke University.

He has also served on many community, non-profit and business development advisory or board roles.

Carroll replaces Jim Coakley, who served as interim dean of the OSU College of Business From summer 2019 through summer 2021.

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