Susan Kuznik headshot

Dean, Carmel Boyer School of Business
DBA, Cleveland State University

Susan Kuznik

Susan Kuznik headshotDean and Professor, Carmel Boyer School of Business

DBA, Cleveland State University
M.S., Case Western Reserve University
B.S., Cleveland State University

Dr. Susan Kuznik is dean of the BW Carmel Boyer School of Business. As a professor at BW since 1985, Kuznik has taught graduate courses in systems thinking, management information systems, organizational behavior, development and transformation, strategic management and marketing/management. Undergraduate courses taught include management, strategic management and business policy, ethics and behavioral theories of management. She is actively involved in BW's Professional Development and is a frequent lecturer.

Kuznik received a Bachelor of Science in computer and information science from Cleveland State University and applied that knowledge to various operational support positions within the crude trading and transportation department and scientific systems department within The Standard Oil Company of Ohio, now BP Amoco. She received a Master of Science from Case Western Reserve University with a focus on organization development. She also received the degree of Doctor of Business Administration from Cleveland State University. Her research interests are in the areas of innovation, organizational culture, entrepreneurial orientation, strategic management and leadership. She has been involved in evaluating leadership within small groups and how gender perceptions may bias perceived leader effectiveness and satisfaction with the leader.

Education, information systems knowledge and organizational experience provide a rich background for her consulting business, primarily focused in the areas of strategic management and organizational effectiveness. Consulting engagements include both the private and not-for-profit sectors, spanning the disciplines of business, secondary education, post secondary education, hospitals and government. Engagements involved global strategic planning, organization redesign, financial analysis and management system redesign in addition to executive development programs.

Kuznik has been an adjunct faculty member and/or seminar and training lecturer at other colleges and universities, including Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Ursuline College, The University of Dayton and NOVA Southeastern University.