ATLANTA – Jen Bailey has been appointed the new associate dean for undergraduate programs at Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Bailey joined Georgia State in 2021 as a clinical associate professor in the Entrepreneurship & Innovation Institute. In that role, she excelled in the classroom while also working with colleagues to help reconsider their curriculum and streamline their operations. She also served as the institute’s undergraduate curriculum program director and chair of the strategic planning committee.
“Jen has a strong background in innovation and entrepreneurship, and she demonstrates a passion for undergraduate students and inclusivity,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College. “She will be a strong addition to our leadership team as we implement a new strategic plan designed to prepare students from all backgrounds to both lead and innovate by the time they graduate.”
“I am deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve Robinson in this capacity and ecstatic about the transformative potential of the college’s Accelerate 2025 strategic plan,” said Bailey. “I am excited to collaborate with our faculty and staff to unleash the full potential of all our undergraduate students as future leaders and innovators in business and society. Georgia State has become the national model for student success. I look forward to serving as a partner and ambassador across the university and Atlanta ecosystems as we position Robinson to become a global exemplar of the transformative impact of innovation and inclusion in business education.”
Bailey was previously an assistant professor at Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. where she was founding faculty director of Babson’s IoT for Good Social Innovation Lab and faculty director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. In addition to winning awards for her performance in the classroom, she has been honored by respected scholarly associations, including the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) and the Product Development & Management Association.
Bailey holds a B.S.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MBA and doctoral degrees are from the Georgia Institute of Technology.