J. Michael Weber is the founding Dean of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Maine. During his 25 year career in academia, he has successfully developed graduate programs such as an Online MBA, Professional MBA, Full-Time MBA, 2-year MBA for International students, and a M.S. in Business Analytics. These programs have facilitated more than a 20% increase in student enrollment, and they have been ranked nationally and internationally by the U.S. News and World Report and CEO Magazine. Dr. Weber has been actively engaged in consulting throughout his career, providing business and marketing services to a wide variety of firms/organizations, government institutions, and even started several of his own entrepreneurial ventures. He has traveled extensively in South America and Europe in conjunction with consulting and executive education activities for international and domestic organizations. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida, an MBA from the University of West Florida, and a Ph.D. in Business from Louisiana State University.