Sharon Lydon is the Associate Dean Alumni & Corporate Engagement at Rutgers Business School. She is also a Professor of Professional Practice in the Supply Chain Management Department ranked #7 by Gartner and #6 by U.S. News. She teaches leadership, change and professional development courses in RBS’s highly-regarded Executive MBA program, International Executive MBA Program in China, and Center for Executive Education at Rutgers Business School. She has worked at Rutgers Business School for the past 12 years serving as the Associate Dean of the Undergraduate Program and the Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs previously. Prior to her tenure at Rutgers, she worked at Estée Lauder Companies in New York City. She worked specifically in their Global Management Strategies Department conducting training and development seminars, succession planning and created professional development plans for high-performing teams and high potential employees. She also worked in Estée Lauder Companies’ International Marketing department and their Specialty Brands Division including brands such as Crème de La Mer, Jo Malone, Kate Spade Beauty, Aramis and Prescriptives. In her early years, she worked as an HR Associate at D.E. Shaw & C. and she was a Management Consultant at Accenture. Her clients were AT&T and Harley Davidson. Sharon has a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from The George Washington University with a research focus on Entrepreneurial Leadership. She has been awarded a Masters and Undergraduate degrees from Columbia University and Gettysburg College, respectively.