Dr. Salwa Ammar has been named the next dean of Manhattan College’s school of business, effective July 1. Ammar will replace Dr. James Suarez, who will step down from his position after 18 years.
Since 2006, Ammar has served as dean of LeMoyne College’s school of management. During that time, she successfully led the school’s initial accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Ammar has been a highly regarded teacher at LeMoyne, where she earned tenure and promotions to associate and full professor. She served as director of the management science program, and associate director and director of the M.B.A. program.
As a business consultant, Ammar has evaluated the financial management of large cities and New York State school districts. She is the author of numerous academic papers, including articles applying to “Monte Carlo Simulation” and “Fuzzy-Rule-Based Systems.” In addition to her standing on many LeMoyne College committees, she is a member of several Syracuse, N.Y., organizations, including the Management Council, Syracuse Community-Campus Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Northside Assets Development Initiative and the Northside Collaboratory.
Ammar received her bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Salford in the United Kingdom. She earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering and a Ph.D. in decision and information services from the University of Florida. She has taught a variety of courses in management science and operation management since 1986, both at the undergraduate and M.B.A. levels.