Dean of the School of Business
Hadi Salavitabar has served as Dean of the School of Business at the State University of New York at New Paltz since 2001. It is Salavitabar’s responsibility to ensure the School of Business’s financial and academic future is healthy through fundraising, networking with the business community, maintaining quality programs and admissions standards and top-notch faculty and staff. The School of Business has an enrollment of more than 800 students. The school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting, Finance, General Business, International Business, Marketing, and Management, as well as a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, International Business, Marketing, and Management.
In addition to his administrative duties at the college, Salavitabar established and is an advisor of the SUNY New Paltz chapter of the Financial Management Association. The chapter received International Financial Management Association superior or outstanding honor awards for six consecutive years. Salavitabar has also been active in the development of overseas programs and exchange agreements that have increased the number of opportunities available to international students. For the School of Business, Salavitabar has established such notable program and activities as the undergraduate and graduate International Business programs, the Master of Science in Business program, the Master of Business Administration, the Business Advisory Council, the Business Alumni Chapter, the Business Alumni Council and the Community College Academic Advisory Board.
After the Department of Business Administration was established in 1992, Salavitabar served as chair of the department until he became Director of Business Programs in 1995. Salavitabar arrived at SUNY New Paltz as a professor in the Department of Economics and Business Administration from 1982 to 1992.
Salavitabar’s primary research interests are in the areas of finance and statistics. His articles have appeared in Public Choices, New York Economics Review and Allied Social Sciences Associations. He is the author of two books, “Financial Analysis Made Easy, Statistical Analysis Routines, Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management,” and “Business Policy and Strategic Planning.” He has also written a number of supplemental books in the area of finance.
Salavitabar received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Tehran University in Iran, his Master of Science in Economics from Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Penn. and his doctoral degree in statistics and finance from the State University of New York at Binghamton.
In the regional community, Salavitabar serves on the business advisory boards of Dutchess Community College and Ulster Community College. He is also a trustee of the Ulster Savings Bank.
Salavitabar resides in Kingston, N.Y.