Wright State names interim business college dean

Thomas Traynor, interim WSU business college dean.

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Thomas Traynor, interim WSU business college dean.

Thomas Traynor has been named interim dean of Wright State University’s Raj Soin College of Business, effective May 8.

Traynor is an associate dean for graduate studies and executive education in the business college, according to WSU.

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As associate dean, Traynor facilitated the continued development of the college’s five master’s degree programs, executive education programs, international education and regional business and economic outreach.

Traynor replaces Joanne Li, who accepted a position as dean of the college of business at Florida International University.

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Traynor earned a doctoral degree in economics from Purdue University, according to WSU.

He joined Wright State’s faculty in 1988 and has been a professor of economics since 2003. He was the chair of the Department of Economics from 1998 to 2001 and from 2010 to 2016.

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