Office of the Dean

Paulo Goes, Dean

Paulo Goes
Debra and Rick Rees Professor

Paulo Goes has served as dean of Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business since 2021. In that role, he led the Freeman School’s first strategic planning process in 10 years and oversaw initiatives including the development of a new full-time MBA curriculum, the launch of an online MBA program, the establishment of a new center dedicated to supporting experiential learning across the school, and the introduction of new undergraduate minors and certificate programs.

Prior to joining Tulane, Goes served for five years as Dean and Halle Chair in Leadership at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. Before that, he served nearly eight years as head of the nationally ranked Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) and the Salter Distinguished Professor of Management and Technology at the University of Arizona. Goes also served as the Gary Gladstein Professor of Information Technology and Innovation at the University of Connecticut’s School of Business Administration.

Goes currently serves on the Board of Directors of AACSB International, and his research appears regularly in leading academic journals. From 2013 to 2015, he was editor-in-chief of Management Information Systems Quarterly, one of the most prestigious journals in that field.

A native of Brazil, Goes earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and a master’s in production engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He began his career as a civil engineer in Brazil before immigrating to the U.S. and earning a master’s in operations research and a PhD in business administration from the University of Rochester.

He and his wife, Mara Salles, have two children.

Dean's Office Staff

Xianjun Geng, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Xianjun Geng
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs

Sheri Tice

Sheri Tice
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research

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Michael Yest
Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education

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Erick Valentine
Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Alysia Loshbaugh
Chief Business Officer

Sharon Moore

Sharon Moore
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs and Chief of Staff

Erica Neely

Erica Neely
Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives

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Leslie Monson
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications

Dean’s Office Support Staff

Morgan Green

Morgan Green
Event Coordinator

Joshua Thomas

Joshua Thomas
Senior Executive Secretary

Taryn Vinet

Taryn Vinet
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Freeman Business School Council

The Freeman Business School Council (BSC) serves as an advisory body comprised of influential leaders from various industries. The BSC offers strategic guidance and provides insights to the dean. Through networking events, mentorship programs, and collaborative initiatives, the council fosters connections between academia and the business community, enriching educational experiences and advancing professional opportunities for students and faculty alike. View our current BSC members.

Contact Information

To reach the Dean's office, call 504-865-5407 or email

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