Daniel M. Gropper, Ph.D

Dean, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University

Daniel Gropper is the dean of the College of Business at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. 

A graduate of the University of Maryland and Florida State University, he joined FAU after 25 years at Auburn University, where he was the Luck Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs. During his time leading Auburn’s MBA programs, they grew in both quantity and quality, adding several new options and breaking into the rankings for the first time, becoming recognized by Forbes, U.S. News & World Report, and the Financial Times. Before joining academia, he worked on telephone deregulation issues for the Florida Public Service Commission and then in the private sector for several years in the consulting firm of ERS Group.

At FAU, he leads one of the top-20 largest AACSB-accredited business schools in the United States, with over 8000 students across three campuses, and several programs ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.