Quinnipiac University
Holly Jane Raider

Dean of the School of Business

Professor of Management

Holly J. Raider became the dean of the Quinnipiac University School of Business on July 1, 2021. Dean Raider is an expert in strategy, leadership change, business transitions and stakeholder engagement in high-stakes, turn-around situations.

An award-winning educator, Dean Raider has spearheaded educational innovation and advanced the access, quality and impact of business education in a career spanning several distinguished business schools, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.

Dean Raider has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and leader of collaborative global partnerships with corporations, government, healthcare systems, professional sports organizations and international universities. She is a member of the AACSB Business Practices Council.

At Quinnipiac, Dean Raider is leading the pathway to distinction in holistic business education that prepares learners for meaningful careers and lives in dynamic, interdependent global environments through excellence in teaching, research, and real-world experiential learning. Dean Raider is leading the School of Business in planning a state-of-the-art new building, launching new and innovative programs, leading the capital campaign for the school, expanding the faculty and developing strategic capabilities, including executive education, business alumni engagement and research centers. She serves on the executive committee of the partnership between Quinnipiac University and Hartford HealthCare.

Before joining Quinnipiac, Dean Raider was Clinical Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management, where she served as a managing director of executive education from 2014-21 and as associate dean of academic and faculty initiatives from 2016-18. She led the collaborative implementation of Kellogg’s first fully online, non-degree programs, spearheaded faculty development, created Kellogg’s Advanced Management Program and created SPARK, an innovative teaching incubator that brought together experts from wide-ranging fields. She oversaw both Kellogg's AACSB accreditation review and Kellogg's participation in Northwestern's 10-year program review.

Dean Raider earned her BA from Barnard College and her PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Her research includes the areas of career development, networks and knowledge transfer. Her current work focuses on preparing young professionals for the workplace of the future. Dean Raider was recently featured in HBR’s special issue on the New Rules of Networking. Dean Raider was honored with a teaching award from Northwestern’s Business Institutions Program and with a Northwestern Wildcat Excellence Award.


  • School of Business

Office Location

  • Lender School of Business 107

Mail Drop

  • SB-DNF