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York College Names James Norrie as First Associate Dean of Graham School of Business

April 20, 2016
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York College has named Dr. James Norrie as its first associate dean of the Graham School of Business, to serve as the senior academic officer of the Graham School. He will also serve as the Chloe Eichelberger Endowed Chair in Business Education. Norrie currently serves as professor of management and dean of Business and Justice Studies at Utica College and former managing partner of e‐Venture Consulting, Inc. in Toronto, Canada.

Norrie conducts industry‐related research, speaks globally at conferences and consults to companies with a focus on aligning business and IT strategy, including cybersecurity and economic crime detection and prevention. He is a frequent media commentator on these important topics.

Norrie holds terminal degrees in both business and law -- a Doctor of Project Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia) and a law degree in Technology Law and Policy from the University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom). He is the author or co‐author of five books and hundreds of conference presentations and companion articles.

Prior to joining Utica College in 2013, Norrie spent 12 years at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University, recognized as one of Canada’s largest and most innovative business schools. He completed his tenure there as an associate dean after progressing through many important leadership positions.

Norrie has taught extensively in the areas of business and technology strategy, leadership, business process design, and project management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He was an entrepreneur and successful executive with a sustained track record of creating, growing or managing high‐tech and e‐business ventures prior to entering academia. “I really look forward to joining such a student-centric and vibrant institution and look forward to working with such an outstanding faculty to co-create an innovative and exciting future for the Graham School” he said.

“Dr. Norrie brings exceptional teaching and administrative experience and business acumen to this position,” said York College President Pamela Gunter-Smith. “His global perspective will also be vital in preparing our students for the international marketplace.”

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice. York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.

Contact:  Mary Dolheimer, assistant dean, Office of Communications

717-815-1584717-577-0810 (cell) or mdolheim@ycp.edu