Charles Iacovou — Dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business
Dr. Charles Iacovou is dean of the Wake Forest University School of Business and professor of management. He is responsible for the strategic leadership of the school and is currently guiding a significant evolution of our program portfolio to ensure its continued excellence and relevance to the evolving leadership talent needs in business and beyond. In collaboration with the school's leadership team, faculty, and staff, he is dedicated to optimizing the professional preparation of over 1,300 graduate and undergraduate students in a way that embraces the liberal arts-based educational foundation of Wake Forest University as well as the school's deeply held, mission-driven commitment to industry relevance.
With extensive teaching experience in information systems management, Dr. Iacovou has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses on information technology (IT) management, project management, IT strategy, emerging technologies, programming, and business simulation. A student-centered teacher who utilizes experiential learning methods to challenge and develop his students, Dr. Iacovou has received several teaching awards from students and alumni. MIS Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, MIT Sloan Management Review, California Management Review, Communications of the ACM, Information & Management, and other leading journals have published his research work, which has been granted several awards for its significant impact on the academy and practice of management. He received his PhD degree in Management Information Systems from the University of British Columbia and his BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. Dr. Iacovou completed his undergraduate studies with the support of a scholarship from the Cyprus Fulbright Commission.