Dr. Linda Hagan Joining Aquinas as Professor and Chairperson of Business Administration

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Aquinas College is pleased to announce that Dr. Linda Hagan has been named professor and chairperson of the Department of Business and will join the college for the 2018-19 academic year beginning in August.

Dr. Hagan is currently a professor in the Department of Marketing at Walsh College in Troy, where she has served as faculty since 2007. Her work there has included past responsibilities as director of the Doctor of Management program and chair of the Business Communication Department. At Aquinas, Dr. Hagan will serve as the Department of Business chairperson and provide leadership support for the Master of Management program.

In addition to professional experience in public relations, sales and publications at Volkswagen, Audi, and Land Rover, Dr. Hagan has served as faculty at Michigan State University, Syracuse University, University of Maryland, and the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. She is a peer reviewer for the Peer Corps of the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the American Marketing Association, and serves as the co-chair of the ethics committee for the Public Relations Society of America Detroit Chapter.

“We are thrilled to bring someone with Dr. Hagan’s experience to Aquinas,” said Dr. Steve Barrows, provost, executive vice president and dean of faculty at Aquinas. “She will bring a wealth of corporate experience as well as substantial teaching, research and administrative leadership experience.”

Dr. Hagan holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Master of Arts from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Eastern Michigan University.