Benjamin Brucker Weisman, MBA, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Management and Applied Economics
Co-Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics
Professor Weisman has taught at New York University, Iona College where he served as the Chair of the Business Department, and at Long Island University where he served as Dean and Director of the Graduate Business Program in Westchester County, New York. He also served as Chairperson of the Business and Economics Department at Mercy College where he currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus.
He has attended the University of Alabama, University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School of Business), Ohio State University and New York University where he earned his B.S., M.B.A. and his Ph.D. with Distinction.
He has received several honorary degrees and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who of International Intellectuals, Who’s Who in Finance & Industry and Who’s Who in America. He has received various awards including MENSA.
Dr. Weisman was awarded a graduate fellowship at New York University in 1957 where he earned his M.B.A. in 1959. He declined a full tuition and living expense doctoral scholarship to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to accept a doctoral fellowship at New York University’s Graduate School of Business and to become the youngest instructor in the history of NYU’s School of Business.
In 1961 he joined the faculty of Iona College in Westchester County, New York, where over his 13 year tenure he became the Department Chairperson of the Business Department, co-founded the first M.B.A. programme in the County, and was voted as the best and most influential teacher of the decade by the students.
In 1970 he completed his Ph.D. with distinction and was the “Founder’s Day Award” winner.
In 1974 he declined the Governor of New Jersey’s appointment to become the Dean of the School of Business at Montclair State University as a full professor at the highest level of rank seven. Dr. Weisman did accept the position of full professor and was to create a Business and Economics Department at Mercy College in Westchester County, New York. In the six years under his leadership, enrollment grew from 0 to over 6000 students and 200 faculty members. Professor Weisman was honored by the Westchester County Legislature in a proclamation which stated “he created the largest and best business programme in the County”.
In 1976, while maintaining his chair of the Business and Economics Department, he founded and became the first Dean of Long Island University’s Graduate Business School in Westchester County. Professor Weisman was highly honored when he received the President’s Award at Mercy College in 1996 for outstanding and distinguished service. This award has only conferred one other time in fifty-six years.
In 1979, he co-founded International University for Graduate Studies with Dr. Lewis Ross, and became the first Chancellor, a position which he occupies today.
In addition, Dr. Weisman has served as consultant to the County Executive of Westchester County, New York for 13 years, the Mayor’s Office of New York, and to large public companies and small businesses. Among his many honors, awards and memberships are: the Who’s Who of International Intellectuals, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America and MENSA.
Business and Professional
Dr. Weisman has acted as a consultant for various corporations and government agencies including IBM, AT&T, General Motors, Phillip Morris, General Foods, The Mayor’s Office of New York City, The County Executive of Westchester County, New York, as well as, mid-size public and private firms. He has served as Executive Director of the Mid-Hudson Group, a firm of more than twenty business consultants, serving national and international companies. He has been a major contributor in the establishment of six private and publicly held firms in which he was a major principal and officer.
Dr. Weisman has and does act as an investment advisor and portfolio manager for individuals, corporations and trusts. He has partnered with Financial World Magazine publishers of “Weisman Stock Selection” which outperformed all of the other magazine stock advisors.