Meet our Dean
Welcome to the College of Business at Florida State University.
We are more than a college. We are a community of students, teachers, scholars, alumni and friends all committed to advancing global business practices. We are committed to creating a internationally preeminent business school that chooses integrity, respect, innovation, leadership, and excellence. You will find highly motivated students in your classes. World-renowned professors are ready to prepare you for your future. Committed alumni and friends, who are passionate about the College, are always willing to lend a helping hand. You, our student, are the focus of our shared vision.
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All the best,
About the Dean
Dean Caryn L. Beck-Dudley became the fifth dean of the College of Business at Florida State University on March 15, 2006. She is the first female to serve as dean in FSU's College of Business.
Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, Dean
The Florida State University
College of Business
314 Rovetta Business Annex (RBA)
Phone: (850) 644-3090
Fax: (850) 644-0915
Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley came to FSU from Utah State University (USU), where she served as dean for four years. Prior to serving as dean at USU, she was a professor and department head in the Department of Management and Human Resources at USU, teaching business law, employment law and business ethics. She was invited to be a Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Business, where she taught in both the undergraduate and MBA program during the 1999 winter term. She also spent a sabbatical at the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia teaching in the Honors Program during the 1999-2000 academic year. Before arriving at Utah State, Dean Beck-Dudley was an attorney in a large Salt Lake City law firm.
Dean Beck-Dudley has given presentations and written on a variety of legal and ethical topics, including natural law jurisprudence, business organizations, employment law and insider trading. She has published articles in the American Business Law Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and the Journal of Energy Law and Policy, as well as several others. She also served on the editorial board for the American Business Law Journal. She is currently engaged in research on natural law jurisprudence, employment law and creating ethical organizations. Dean Beck-Dudley received the Holmes/Cardozo Award and Ralph C. Hoeber Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business for her research. In March 2004, Utah Business named her one of the "Visionaries 30 Women to Watch" and the Tallahassee Democrat named her one of "25 Women You Need to Know" in 2010.
Currently a member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International's (AACSB) Maintenance of Accreditation Committee, Dean Beck-Dudley was on the AACSB steering committee for the New Deans Learning Community Affinity Group and is a past president of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. She is the past chair of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business Task Force on Assessment. She is also a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business and the Society for Business Ethics. Dean Beck-Dudley was named the College of Business Professor of the Year at USU in 1988.
Dean Beck-Dudley graduated magna cum laude from Utah State University in political science. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho's College of Law, where she was on the moot court team and the editorial board for the Idaho Law Review.
Dean Caryn Beck-Dudley's vitae (pdf 101.53 kB)