Moreton named assistant dean at the Olin School

Patrick S. Moreton, Ph.D., has been named assistant dean in the Olin School of Business, in addition to his position as managing director of the Washington University-Fudan University Executive Master of Business Administration (E.M.B.A.) Program. The move was effective Dec. 1 and was announced by Olin School Dean Stuart I. Greenbaum, Ph.D., the Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership.

Patrick Moreton

Patrick Moreton

“Patrick Moreton’s business background and teaching experience make him a valued member of the Washington U.-Fudan team,” Greenbaum said.

“I sincerely appreciate all of the important work he is doing for us in Shanghai.”

Moreton is stationed in Shanghai, China. Classes in the 18-month WUSTL-Fudan program, taught in English by faculty members from each institution, are held on the Fudan campus once per month for four consecutive days (Friday through Monday), allowing executives from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other locales to commute easily.

Students come to WUSTL for a two-week capstone residency that culminates with a graduation ceremony on campus.

Moreton earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, a master of business administration from Harvard University and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a management consultant in San Francisco and a research fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Before being appointed in August to the E.M.B.A.-Shanghai position, Moreton was an assistant professor of organization and strategy at the Olin School. He has taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs and is a four-time recipient of the Reid Teaching Award.