Susan Perles Gilbert
Dean, Eugene W. Stetson School
of Business and Economics
Dr. Susan Perles Gilbert became dean of Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics on April 1, 2013. Prior to her appointment at Mercer, she served as dean of the School of Business and Technology at Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, N.J., where she helped lead the school to a 14 percent increase in enrollment and launched two new MBA programs. Before joining Thomas Edison, Dr. Gilbert served as associate dean of the business school at Rutgers, overseeing full-time and part-time MBA programs.
For 20 years Dr. Gilbert served on the faculty and was an associate dean at Emory's Goizueta School of Business, where she won numerous teaching awards, was director of academic programs, and provided academic and administrative oversight for Emory's evening MBA program. From 2001 to 2005 she was a member of the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Emory, serving as chair for two years.
After earning her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gilbert began her corporate career at AT&T, working in the marketing strategy and finance departments. She also graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Binghamton University in New York.