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UNF associate dean of Coggin named a 2021 Woman of Influence

Dr. Lakshmi GoelDr. Lakshmi Goel, UNF professor and associate dean of the Coggin Graduate and Executive Programs department, has been named a 2021 Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The annual award recognizes women leaders in Northeast Florida whose leadership has helped their organizations grow and has shaped the next generation by providing a model for the community. 

Goel is a professor of information systems and former chairperson of the Coggin College of Business (CCB) management department. She holds an endowed chair in strategic management and has taught various undergraduate and graduate courses on management, information systems, business analytics and strategy. Her research interests include knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration through information technologies and her work has been published in top-tier research journals such as the MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Journal, the Journal of the Association of Information Systems and various others. 

In March 2021, Goel was named the inaugural associate dean of the new Coggin Graduate and Executive Programs department. In this role, Goel works to expand CCB’s high-quality graduate program offerings. In addition, the new department offers executive training and customized consulting to businesses while developing industry partnerships for professional mentoring, internship and job opportunities for students. 

Goel holds a doctoral degree in decision and information sciences and a master’s in computer science from the University of Houston, a master’s in computer applications from the University of Pune, and a bachelor’s in commerce from the University of Mumbai. 

Read the full list of 2021 recipients via the website