Dean and Professor of Management
The Crummer School, Rollins College
Professor of Management Craig McAllaster became dean of the Crummer School, Rollins College, on July 1, 2000. Prior to that, he served for six years as assistant dean and director of the school's executive and professional MBA programs. From 1995 to 1999, he also served as director of Crummer's global business consulting practicum program.
McAllaster's background spans industry and academia. He spent over a decade in the consumer services and electronics industry in management, organizational and executive development positions. He has served on the faculty at the ILR School at Cornell University and the University of Central Florida. While at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management, he taught executive development programs and was the Director of Executive Education. At the University of Central Florida, McAllaster established, directed and taught in the EMBA program.
McAllaster earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and his master's degree from Alfred University, where his thesis focused on the performance of companies after acquisition. He earned his doctorate degree at Columbia University, where his dissertation concentrated on assessing the value of management programs in changing company environments.
A frequent visiting faculty member and guest speaker in many university and corporate executive programs, McAllaster has spoken and published often concerning influence, leadership, consulting skills, and changing organizational culture.
Established in 1957, the Crummer School was recently ranked by Forbes magazine among the nation's top 25 regional business schools for the quality of its full-time MBA program. Rollins College is Florida's oldest recognized college and is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among America's best colleges.