Edward F. French, M.B.A, D.A.

Dean - College of Business

Edward French Bio Photo

 

B.S. in Accounting - Stonehill College
M.B.A. - Babson College
D.A. in Leadership - Franklin Pierce University

Phone: (603) 647-3512
Email:

 
Courses Taught

M.B.A. Courses

  • Seminar in Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior

Undergraduate Business

  • Business Strategy and Ethics
Research Interests & Expertise Areas
  • Leadership
  • Shared Governance
  • Work Force Development

Publications and Presentations

Publications:

French, E. F. (2011). Entrepreneurial decision making and institutional governance within the academy: A case study. Franklin Pierce University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, 163. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/895094207?accountid=37705. (895094207).

French, E.F., (2014), Admission decision factors in an MBA program: Beyond the quantitative. Journal for Excellence in Business Education, 3(2).

Presentations:

“A Study of the Allocation and Management of Resources in the Accreditation Process”, presented at the April 2013 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting.

“What Makes an Effective Leader”, presented February 16, 2013 NH-Leads for Leadership Education and Development conference sponsored by the Raymond Area Rotary Club.

“The Self-Study Process – Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Preparing the Self-Study Document”, presented at the October 2013 IACBE New England Regional Conference.

“What Makes an Effective Leader”, presented August 28, 2014 Franklin Pierce University, Pierce Media Group Fellows.

“Admission Decision Factors in an MBA Program: Beyond the Quantitative”, paper presented October 9, 2014, IACBE New England Regional Conference.

“Admission Decision Factors in an MBA Program: Beyond the Quantitative”, paper presented April 15, 2015, IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting.

"Faculty Credentialing - One University's Model", presented April 7, 2016 at the April 2016 IACBE Annual Conference and Assembly Meeting.


Professional Memberships

  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education - National Board Member
  • International Accreditation Council for Business Education - Past President of Region 1 (New England)

Service

Franklin Pierce University Institutional Service
Standing Committees:
 
  • Academic Standards Committee (2008- 2017)
  • Curriculum Committee (2012 – 2014)
  • Fitzwater Center Faculty Fellow (2011- 2014)
  • Provost’s Council (2014 – present)

Ad Hoc Committees:

  • NEASC Self-Study Committee (2017- )
  • Shared Governance Planning Committee (2010 – 2013)
  • Dean Search Committee (co-chair) (2010-2011)
  • Strategic Planning Action Plan Team Member (2011)
  • University Shared Governance Committee (2012)
  • Search committee member for Doctor of Physical Therapy Academic Director (2013)
  • Search committee member for undergraduate business faculty position (2013)
  • Search committee member – Assistant Registrar (2014)
Community Service
NH Listens Facilitator:

  • Outdoor Recreation project (October 2011)
  • Water Sustainability project (May 2012)
  • Concord Downtown project (November 2012, February 2013)
  • Changing Climate Conversation-Exeter, NH (April 2013)
  • Granite State Futures project (May 2013)
  • Pittsfield School System conversation (October 2013)
  • “All Walks of Life”, conversation on mental health and substance abuse (November 2013)
  • NH Commission on Innovation conversation (June 2014)
  • Deerfield, NH Emergency Services conversation (November, 2016)

NH Endowment for Health – Systems Mapping Project participant – Potential Consequences of State of New Hampshire budget reductions (May 2011)

Panelist – New Hampshire Psychological Association Student Convention – How to Make Yourself Competitive for Graduate School (April 2010)

Municipality/School District Service:

  • Town of Raymond, NH Treasurer (2014 – present)
  • Town of Raymond, NH Budget Committee member and past chair (2004 – 2012, 2014- present)
  • Town of Raymond, NH Board of Selectmen – past member and past chair (2001-2003)
  • Raymond, NH School District, School Board- past member and past chair (1991-1995)
  • Raymond, NH School District, Treasurer (1998-2005)
  • Raymond, NH School District – District Foundation Exploratory Committee member (2011)
  • Town of Raymond, NH Economic Development Committee member (2006-2008)

ABI Innovation Hub (formerly Amoskeag Business Incubator) – board member and past chair (2000 – 2012)

Higher Education Consulting:
Massachusetts Department of Higher Education- Program review visiting team member  

  • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education- Program review visiting team member  
  • Review of an application to add a baccalaureate business program (2012)
  • Review of an application to add a Masters of Business Administration program (2013)
  • Consultant reviewer for an application to add a Master of Business Administration program (2014)