Dr. Larisa V. Genin is the Dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Professor at Wichita State University (WSU).  Prior to joining WSU in June 2019, Dr. Genin served as a tenured faculty, Interim Dean, and Associate Dean in the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California responsible for strategic planning, AACSB accreditation, faculty and undergraduate programs.  She has over twenty years of combined teaching and administrative experience.

During Genin’s tenure as Associate Dean, undergraduate enrollments increased by more than 100% and positive post-graduation outcomes to over 90%;  internships pursued doubled; retention and graduation rates increased to over 80%; new academic programs and interdisciplinary concentrations launched; student experience strengthened via the launch of the “Career Gateway” (personal and professional development program to prepare graduates for the pursuit of meaningful career paths).

With a student-centered mindset, Dean Genin is committed to supporting faculty, staff, and stakeholders in ways that empower, energize, develop, and advance them.  She is excited to be joining the University at such a pivotal time in its history and looks forward to ensuring the construction of a new building (Woolsey Hall) to house the W. Frank Barton School of Business.

An active member of the business community in the San Francisco Bay Area (prior to relocating to Wichita, Kansas), she looks forward to forging strategic partnerships and building relationships within her new community.

Dr. Genin was selected as 1 of 29 participants to pursue ACE (American Council on Education) one-year fellowship during 2014-2015 academic year (premier professional development program preparing the next generation of higher education leaders).