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Bentley University Appoints Michael Quinn Associate PhD Director


Bentley University Appoints Michael Quinn Associate PhD Director



Bentley University announces the appointment of Michael Quinn as associate PhD director. Quinn, who most recently served as associate professor of economics and associate director of the honors program at Bentley, will promote and develop the university’s doctoral program.

“I know the entire Bentley community joins me in wishing Mike all the best with his new role,” says Bentley Provost Michael Page. “I cannot think of anyone better for the role.”

As associate director, Quinn will focus on attracting high quality applicants, and updating and creating policies, procedures and the cultural environment. He will also serve as a role model for students by mentoring and supporting their academic development.

“I look forward to being a part of the continued success and growth of Bentley’s doctoral programs and to working with such a talented group of students and faculty,” says Quinn, who served as a committee member for the PhD Council and received the Cronin Award for Excellence in Advising from Bentley in 2010.

Quinn is an economic scholar whose research focuses primarily on immigration and related issues. He has also published on topics such as U.S. media exports, agricultural investment in Mexico, the U.S. Medicaid program, and educational backgrounds of corporate CEOs. He has also explored the impact of government programs on high and low skilled immigration in the European Union, coyote smugglers and Mexican immigrants' migration duration in the U.S., and income convergence in Europe. Quinn is published in journals that include Contemporary Economic Policy, Demography, Economics of Education Review, International Trade Journal, Journal of Developing Areas and the Review of Development Economics. He has presented at domestic and international conferences for organizations such as the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Western Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association, European Society of Population Economics, and the International Atlantic Economic Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Fairfield University and a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


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