Michael Reilly, PhD - Executive Dean
College of Business and Professional Studies
Dr. Michael Reilly joined Ashford University in October 2007. As Executive Dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies, Dr. Reilly is responsible for academic, curricular, and co-curricular policies, as well as the academic programs of the college. His duties include coordination of campus deans, chairpersons, and faculty in various academic environments, and to liaison with accreditation agencies. He supports the University provost and president in the achievement of University goals. Prior to his promotion to the position of executive dean, Dr. Reilly served Ashford as Professor of Business and Program Director for the College of Business and Professional Studies. Before joining Ashford University, Dr. Reilly served over 25 years as instructor, professor, and chair for several colleges and universities. His experience in business and business consultancy extends back four decades. Dr. Reilly holds a PhD in Management Decision Sciences from Walden University, a Master’s in Human Behavior and Labor Sociology from National University, and a BA from Union University of Cincinnati, Ohio.