Geralyn McClure Franklin (Ph.D., University of North Texas) is an innovative and experienced academic leader, serving as dean of business at three American institutions for 11 1/2 years and interim dean at another for two years, prior to retiring in the State of Texas in 2014.
From August 2014 until June 2016, she led the College of Business and Economics at the United Arab Emirates University, concluding the appointment a year early to return to the United States to fulfill family obligations.
Today, Dr. Franklin consults with business schools and universities in the United States and globally through her start-up venture GMF Academic Advisors, LLC along with her work as a search consultant at Higher Education Leadership Search. As an academic, Dr. Franklin has published more than 80 journal articles and 50 conference proceedings on human resource management, employment law, and small and entrepreneurial issues. In addition, she has co-authored five textbooks, most recently Employment Regulation in the Workplace, 2nd Edition (M.E. Sharpe, 2014).