Paul P. Danos, PhD

Dean Emeritus; Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Paul P. Danos, PhD

Dr. Danos was the ninth Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is now the Laurence F. Whittemore Professor of Business Administration. He was appointed Dean of Tuck on July 1, 1995 and stepped down from the position in 2015. Before joining Tuck, he was Senior Associate Dean and chaired professor of accounting at the University of Michigan. Paul was Chairman of the Accounting Department at the University of Michigan from 1984–1991 and he also served as the Director of the Paton Accounting Center from 1988–1991. He received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1974 and BS and MBA from the University of New Orleans. He is a CPA and a member of the AICPA.

Paul has led comprehensive curricular innovations at both Tuck and the University of Michigan Business School. At Tuck his major themes have been faculty growth and excellence and giving students increasing access to faculty expertise. During his tenure Tuck has grown the ethnic, gender and international diversity of its student body, while steadily improving student qualifications and with world leading placement rates for its graduates. The MBA Program is consistently ranked among the very top worldwide (including several #1 rankings in the Economist, the Wall Street Journal and Forbes) and the faculty’s research output is among the highest in the world in quality and quantity. Tuck has innovated in its programs with unique offerings such as the Bridge Program for undergraduate students, Research-to-Practice Seminars, Ethics in Action, the Tuck Global Consultancy, executive education for minority businesses, and the Masters of Health Care Delivery Science for mid-career health care executives which is Tuck’s first major venture in distance learning. In this period Tuck has created major research centers and several initiatives including: Center for Business and Society, Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance, Glassmeyer/McNamee Center for Digital Strategies, Center for Global Business and Government, Center for Leadership and the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, the Healthcare Initiative, the Energy Initiative and the Entrepreneurship Initiative. Two capital campaigns totaling over $185 million have allowed an approximate doubling of the campus infrastructure now considered one of the finest for a full-time residential MBA program. Tuck’s annual giving campaign leads the world in participation with over 70% of alumni contributing.

Paul is very active in reviewing major business schools for accreditation by the AACSB International and other accrediting organizations. He has published two textbooks, several research monographs and over 25 scholarly articles and has made presentations at many academic and professional meetings on topics ranging from financial accounting to the future of management education. He has been extensively quoted in the press on all areas of business education. He has taught financial accounting at all levels in graduate and undergraduate programs, business ethics, and Philosophy of Science. He has chaired and been a member of many doctoral dissertation committees.

Paul serves on the Dartmouth Hitchcock and Dartmouth Health Boards of Trustees. Some of Paul's additional current and past professional associations include: General Mills Board of Directors, BJ’s Wholesale Club Board of Directors, and Secretary-Treasurer of the AACSB International; Chairman of the LEAD Council of Deans; Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business; GMAC Board of Directors; Chair, Board of Trustees, The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (2011-2012) and the New Hampshire Governor's State Consensus Revenue Estimating Panel.