Perdue School of Business
Perdue Hall

Dr. Bob Wood, Dean
Professor of Finance

Dean Bob Wood Bob G. Wood
Dean, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business

Welcome to the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.  It is an exciting time on our campus.  If you are a prospective student, I would personally like to invite you to visit our beautiful campus, share in our rich history, and become a part of the quality educational environment we offer here at Salisbury University, a Maryland University of National Distinction. 

The Perdue School of Business is accredited by AACSB, the highest standard for business schools worldwide.  Fewer than five percent of business schools in the world share this distinction.  In addition, the Perdue School was once again named in Princeton Review’s Best 296 Business Schools.  Also last year, the Perdue School was the first school in the United States to be awarded the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) International Business Accreditation. 

These accreditations and honors allow the Perdue School to attract and maintain a highly-qualified faculty that creates a dynamic learning environment.   Our faculty includes Fulbright Scholars, a W. H. Elkins Professor, and numerous USM Regents Award recipients.  In addition to an impressive portfolio of theoretical and applied research, faculty members are also recognized for outstanding classroom teaching.  Our instructional approach is high-touch and student-centered.   With an average undergraduate class size of 24, we are able to interact with students on a one-on-one, first-name basis.

The Perdue School offers a comprehensive business curriculum with seven undergraduate majors including accounting, business administration with a concentration in international business, economics, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.  The School also offers an MBA with evening-classes tailored to fit working individuals’ schedules.  Learn more about degree opportunities at

However, business education today is more than classroom instruction.  The Perdue School offers numerous active-learning opportunities.  These include the ABLE Internship Program, student case competitions at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and other experiential learning interactions with public and private entities.  In addition, we offer an array of study-abroad opportunities, including both semester-abroad exchanges and short-term international immersion experiences.

I hope that you will accept my personal invitation to visit us on the historic and scenic Eastern Shore.  Please contact my office at 410.548.5391 if you have questions about any of our programs.


Bob G. Wood, Dean
Franklin P. Perdue School of Business

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Dean’s Bio:

SU’s Perdue School of Business welcomes Dr. Bob Wood as its dean beginning July 1, 2010.  Wood’s previous position was Associate Dean and Heidtke Professor of Finance at the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University. He brings with him experience in curriculum development, international programs, accreditation, and development of active learning opportunities. Professionally, he has published and presented nationally and internationally. In 2006, Wood was presented the Excellence in Service Award by the Tennessee Tech University College of Business Board of Trustees, and in 2005, he received the Board of Trustees Curtis Kinslow Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Wood earned a B.S. in biology and an M.B.A. from Arkansas State University. He earned a Ph.D. in finance from Louisiana State University. Before becoming associate dean, he served as assistant dean in the College of Business and professor of finance. Prior to entering higher education, Wood worked for Dean Witter Reynolds, The Upjohn Company and Abbott Laboratories. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma honor societies.

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