Dr. Jeffrey W. Focht, assistant professor of business, has been named to the Edward A. McCabe Chair in Business at DeSales University.
As the McCabe Chair Focht will work with the Enrollment Management Office, recruiting students for the Business Division, and with the Career Development Center, overseeing and increasing the number of internships and job placements for business division students.
Focht will also serve as director of the Fleming Ethics Institute, which includes conducting the Fleming Ethics Bowl. The Fleming Ethics Bowl is a competition among area colleges and universities in which student teams research an assigned case study that includes ethical issues.
The general purpose of the McCabe Chair is to study and analyze the impact business has on society and the impact social concerns should have on business. The McCabe Chair was established in memory of Edward McCabe, chairman of the board at Salle Mae and a trustee of DeSales University from 1969 to 1975.
Focht became a faculty member at DeSales in August 2014. Previously he was vice president for academic affairs at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa., after serving as dean of business and technology and an assistant professor of marketing.
From 1999 to 2001, Focht was an assistant professor of marketing at Central Connecticut State University and previously was the owner and president of Dollar Plus Stores, a retail chain based in Mount Holly, N.J.
Focht earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Central Connecticut State University, a master of arts in liberal studies from Villanova University, and a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
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