Business Operations Team

Our business operations team supports our Business Design & Optimization Group Consultants with engagements and logistical support.

Sandra E. Gleason

Senior Associate

Sandra E. Gleason, Ph.D., has more than 40 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member and academic administrator. She joined the team after serving as the Director of Faculty Affairs in the Office of the Provost at Georgetown University. In this position, she was responsible for the Main Campus faculty business processes and served as the liaison to SEIU Local 500 to handle part-time faculty matters.

Dr. Gleason brings a wealth of administrative and academic project management experience to her position. She previously served as a tenured Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty and Research for University College in the Office of the Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses and Dean at The Pennsylvania State University. In this position, she managed all
aspects of faculty affairs for 14 campuses for 630 full-time faculty. Prior to Penn State Sandy was a tenured professor and served in several positions at Michigan State University. These included Planning Director in the Office of Planning and Budgets in the Office of the Provost, Assistant Dean in the College of Social Science, and Associate Director for the Academic Program in the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Sandy also worked at the Federal Trade Commission while a Brookings Institution Economic Policy Fellow. In this position, she managed contracted research projects on a variety of consumer protection issues. Sandy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University. Her faculty experience includes teaching economics at Stetson University, Essex Community College (now the Community College of Baltimore County-Essex Campus), The University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Michigan State University. Dr. Gleason holds three degrees in economics: a Ph.D. from Michigan State University, a M.A. from Northwestern University, and a B.A. cum laude from Smith College. Her research has explored issues in labor economics and workplace dispute resolution.