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Richard Mathieu

  • Dean
  • McColl School of Business

Rick Mathieu began serving as the Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte on July 1, 2015. In this role he is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, reviewing and administering both graduate and undergraduate programs.   In addition, he is responsible for managing and promoting the McColl School’s external visibility to all stakeholders, including prospective students, recruiters, media, other educational and business organizations, and alumni.
Experiential learning and business engagement have been consistent themes through Rick's academic career. Through his teaching and research he has successfully engaged over twenty-five organizations while at the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, and the College of Business at James Madison University. These organizations include: Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Deloitte Consulting, Futron, General Electric, DRC/HPTi, Interroll Corp., King Commercial Leasing, MicroStrategy, Monsanto, Planet Technologies, Rainmaker Marketing and Schnuck's Markets. His active engagement in the community has led to appointments to the advisory boards for the Center for Supply Chain Management (St. Louis), Project MEGSSS, Inc. (Mathematics for Exceptionally Gifted Secondary School Students), the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council, and the advisory panel for the Institute of Certified Professional Managers.

From 2011 to 2015, Rick served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the College of Business and as Professor of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics at James Madison University. In his role as Associate Dean he provided leadership for all graduate and undergraduate programs in a nationally recognized business school serving over 4,500 students. He oversaw faculty research and instruction, AACSB accreditation, international programs, the core business curriculum, undergraduate student advising, and all assurance of learning activities within the college.


From 2005 until 2011 he served as department head and ManTech Professor in the Department of Computer Information Systems & Management Science at James Madison University.  During that time, the James Madison University CIS Undergraduate Program was named a “Top 10 Information Technology Program in Nation” by TechRepublic (2008), the CIS program experienced an enrollment growth of 116% in the undergraduate CIS Major, a joint degree program in CIS was developed between Wuhan University (China) and James Madison University, multiple endowed scholarships and endowed faculty development funds were established, and the CIS Industry Partners Program was launched.


From 1999 until 2005 he taught in the Department of Operations Management and Information Technology Management in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. From 2003 until 2005 he served as department chair. During that time the MIS program was listed as one of the top six undergraduate programs on Saint Louis University’s campus by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. In 2003 he received the Thomas Knapp, SJ, Faculty Member of the Year Award for the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University.  From 1991 until 1999 he taught in the Department Information Systems and Operations Management in the Cameron School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Rick is active in the information systems and operations management research communities in the areas of enterprise management, business analytics, and supply chain management.   He serves on the editorial board for the International Journal of Business Process Integration and Management, the International Journal of Services Sciences, and the International Journal of Services and Operations Management.  He has published over thirty peer-reviewed journal articles, three peer-reviewed book chapters, one book, and thirty-four conference proceedings. His research has appeared in publications such as Communications of the ACM, Journal of Computer Information Systems, Operations Management Research, Production Planning and Control, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, and Computers in Industry



  • B.S.; University of Delaware
  • Ph.D., M.S.; University of Virginia
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