Associate Professor of Economics
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Arthur L. Centonze is Dean Emeritus and Associate Professor of Economics at the Lubin School of Business, Pace University. He held the deanship from 1990 to 2005. Between 1970 and 1990, he served the school in several administrative roles including Vice Dean and Director of Graduate Programs. Dr. Centonze has taught courses in economics, finance, public policy, and management; has published in the fields of economics and finance and consulted in the area of urban economic development; and has spoken at numerous professional forums on economics, faculty evaluation and development, and business accreditation issues.
Dr. Centonze served a 2-year term as a member of the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB International: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and chaired a subcommittee of the Committee charged with writing the Initial Accreditation Handbook. He previously served a 3-year term as a member of the Business Accreditation Committee and as a Committee liaison to AACSB's International Task Force for Continuous Improvement. He has been the lead facilitator for the Maintenance of Accreditation Seminar for Business and Accounting Accreditation since its inception in 2004. He was a facilitator for the 2001-2004 Business Accreditation Seminars, and served on an AACSB Task Force to re-write the Peer Review Process Manual. He has served as a consultant and advisor to numerous schools seeking AACSB initial accreditation and accreditation maintenance, and has chaired and been a member of numerous peer review teams, including those for international schools.
He recently served as a member of the Special Investigative Panel for the review of the Executive MBA Program at West Virginia University. He is a past President of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration (MAACBA) and past Chair of the Executive and the Nominating Committees. Other board positions have included the New York Society of Security Analysts and Chair of the Education Committee, the Global Sales and Member Affairs Educational Advisory Council of the NASDAQ-Amex Market Group, Second Century Innovation and Ideas, the Steering Committee for the Center for Downtown New York, the Executive Board of the Westchester County District Attorney Community Relations Program, the Global Leadership Institute, and the New York City Council on Economic Education. Dr. Centonze has served as a referee for Economic Development Quarterly, and as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Quality Science.
Dr. Centonze is the recipient of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honoree Award, Beta Alpha Psi Honoree Award and the Pace University Diversity Leadership Award. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary member of Beta Alpha Psi, and a member of a number of professional organizations including the American Economic Association and the New York Association for Business Economics. He is a former member of the Economics Club of New York and the City Club.
He holds an A.B. from Fordham University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.