Jay Halfond

Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences

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PhD, Boston College
MA, Brandeis University
BA, Temple University

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Dr. Halfond has worked at Boston University since 1997, and was dean of Metropolitan College from 2001 through 2012. Previously, he served as associate dean of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration and held various administrative positions at Harvard University. Halfond has published over ninety articles, including regular contributions to the New England Journal of Higher… Read more

Dr. Halfond has worked at Boston University since 1997, and was dean of Metropolitan College from 2001 through 2012. Previously, he served as associate dean of Northeastern University’s College of Business Administration and held various administrative positions at Harvard University. Halfond has published over ninety articles, including regular contributions to the New England Journal of Higher Education and, for a five-year period, a monthly column, “On Ethics,” for the Boston Business Journal. He served as trustee of the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology and as the Board chair from 2003 to 2005. In addition to over forty presentations at professional conferences, Halfond has taught frequently at the undergraduate and graduate level on social and ethical aspects of management and conflict resolution and negotiations. He also chaired the President’s Council for a Global University.

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  • An encore professor

    August 22, 2014

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Encore careers are becoming far more common — as we live longer, with more interests and options, and with the need to work for both the pleasure and income it provides. After four decades as a university administrator, I am now following in the footsteps of my father […]

  • The Innovation Seesaw

    August 14, 2014

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Warning: Unchecked innovation may be hazardous to your health. As a recovering innovator myself, I continue to revere Bob Dylan’s adage that “he not busy being born is busy dying.” But I have also come to appreciate that innovation must be tempered by prudence… View full article by […]

  • A Case of Do or Die? The Fundamental Things that Apply to Online Leadership

    June 30, 2014

    New England Journal of Higher Education By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Previously, I suggested that a gradual redistribution is occurring across American higher education, especially among adult learners. Local hegemony is at risk, as online interlopers, increasingly from top-tier universities and other academic behemoths, offer students choice they never had before without having to relocate. […]

  • Online Leadership at the Vortex of Academic Destiny

    June 17, 2014

    The New England Journal of Higher Education By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College As online education becomes more ubiquitous nationally, it becomes even more strategic locally on each college campus. But these efforts are not dispersed comparably across institutions… View full article by expert Jay Halfond  

  • From Arab Spring to Academic Blossoming? Transforming Nations after their Liberation

    April 9, 2014

    The New England Journal of Higher Education By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Those nations trying to propel themselves into the global economy face a daunting task. And those emerging from dictatorships, theocracies and bloody revolutions face even greater challenges. Many had been drained of their best minds and most entrepreneurial spirits. Corruption and violence now need […]

  • Distractions, Disruptions, and Distance Learning

    February 12, 2014

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College A commonly recognized megatrend across the academic landscape camouflages a perhaps even more important, though often overlooked micro-trend. It is well-know that a significant share of America’s college students are enrolling in something called “online.” Most are doing so as an occasional course within an otherwise on-campus program. […]

  • Future Bernie Madoff, Meet Immanuel Kant

    January 6, 2014

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Roughly every decade, a fresh wave of scandals reignites a spotlight on ethics in business… View full article

  • Wallflowers at the Revolution: Evolving Faculty Perspectives on Online Education

    November 25, 2013

    New England Board of Higher Education By Jay Halfond, MET For the past decade, we have been mired in generalizations in debating online education… View full article

  • The Small New England College: Endangered or Sustainable?

    October 1, 2013

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College New England’s rich mosaic of over 150 colleges and universities is potentially at risk… View full article

  • Gotta have arts at heart of Hub

    September 22, 2013

    Boston Herald Co-written by Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College and Richard Maloney, Metropolitan College The Boston mayoral election provides residents with the chance to reflect on the opportunities, challenges, and prospects facing this great city… View full article

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