Gerard Farias

Gerard Farias, Associate Professor of Management, earned a Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Texas Tech University in 1997.  His areas of concentration were Organizational Change and Learning.  He worked for five years at the Center for Organization Development at Loyola University Chicago and joined the Silberman College of Business (SCB) at Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey in 2001 where he has taught a variety of courses—Strategic Management, Change Management, Sustainability and Service Learning.  Gerard teaches almost all the sustainability courses offered by the Management and Entrepreneurship department at both the Graduate and Undergraduate levels.  The Sustainable Development Goals are central to these courses.  Gerard’s research focuses on sustainability exploring the role of business in society, the notion of tensions in the context of sustainability and the importance of embedding sustainability deep into the curriculum of business schools. He served as Co-Editor of a Special Issue of the journal Sustainability in 2020-21 focusing on the topic, “Strategic Management: Imperatives and Paradoxes”.
Gerard served as the Executive Director of the SCB Institute for Sustainable Enterprise from 2005-2008.  He currently serves as the school coordinator for the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UMPRME).  He serves as the leader of the Academic and Research Group of FDU’s recently formed Sustainability Task Force.  He has given talks and workshops on the SDG’s to visiting students to FDU.  As a Fulbright scholar in 2011, Gerard studied the Social Entrepreneurship movement in India.