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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  • When Fear Trumps Freedom

    January 5, 2017

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Scientists distinguish between two types of potential errors in their research. View full article by expert Jay Halfond

  • Speaking Ethics To Power — Lessons From Volkswagen

    July 11, 2016

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College We may never learn the full story of the Volkswagen scandal. Rigging diesel vehicles to pass US emission tests will cost VW at least $18 billion and irreparable damage to its corporate reputation… View full article by expert Jay Halfond

  • Adapting to the Challenges of Today’s Postsecondary Environment

    February 2, 2016

    The Evolllution Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College The higher education environment is in a state of flux. Institutions today have a wide and complex set of challenges to solve that weren’t even imagined 20 years ago, putting leaders under enormous amounts of pressure… View full Q&A with expert Jay Halfond

  • Teaching America

    December 29, 2015

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Over the last five years, the influx of foreign students has grown almost fifty percent… View full article by expert Jay Halfond 

  • Every Move You Make, Every Bond You Break

    July 28, 2015

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Students tell us not to trust them. About three-quarters of all students self-report in various surveys that they are prone to cheat in their classes. And the many well-publicized scandals at some of America’s most renowned institutions only prove they mean what they say. Why is this?… View […]

  • Cheating, Student Authentication and Proctoring in Online Programs

    July 20, 2015

    The New England Journal of Higher Education Co-written by Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College This pitch is more than incredibly crass. It is really just outright pimping of hired poseurs to online students willing to “pay for performance.” With the massive growth of online education, such parasitic companies have sprung up like weeds, presenting a serious […]

  • Campus Citizens, Not Just Customers

    June 10, 2015

    Huffington Post Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College Given the exorbitant cost of a higher education, students are often viewed as consumers, seeking tangible payoff for their sizeable investment… View full article by expert Jay Halfond

  • U.S. News Data: Online MBA Not Always a Cheaper Option

    March 30, 2015

    U.S. News & World Report Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College When Alexander Mabin was choosing his online MBA program, the decision came down to cost… Expert quote: “I’d be very surprised if any university undercuts its own prices in terms of an online degree.” View full article

  • The Exclamatory Cycle of Teaching

    December 30, 2014

    Huffington Post By Jay Halfond, Metropolitan College I now understand the fundamental difference between academic administration and faculty life. Being a dean was typically punctuated with semi-colons. Work was an ongoing continuum with slight changes along the way. Being a full-time professor, though, is punctuated by exclamation points… View full article by expert Jay Halfond

  • 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 […]

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