Lerong He

Dean and Professor of Management, School of Business
South Hall 113

As a seasoned academic administrator, Dr. He has a solid track record of successful curriculum and program development and is also an expert in program accreditation and outcome assessment. She possesses rich administrative experience in strategic planning, budget oversight, faculty recruitment, mentoring and supervision, student recruitment, retention, and support, as well as community outreach. She is a transparent, collaborative, and action-oriented leader who is dedicated to student success and committed to building relationships with various stakeholders. Dr. He teaches and conducts research in the fields of corporate governance, strategic leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainability with a particular interest in emerging markets. She is a prolific scholar who has published more than 40 top-tier peer-reviewed journal articles along with book chapters and other intellectual contributions.


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. in Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2005

  • M.A. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, 2000

  • B.S. in Business Administration, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, 1997

Academic and Administrative Experience

  • SUNY-Geneseo, School of Business, 2023-Present

  • State University of New York at Brockport, 2008-2023

    • (Interim) Associate Dean and Professor of Management, School of Business and Management, 2019-2023
    • Department Chair and Associate Professor of Management, Department of Business Administration, 2013-2019
    • Assistant Professor of Management, 2008-2013
    • Niagara University, Assistant Professor of Management, 2006-2008

    • West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Assistant Professor of Business, 2005-2006

    Visiting Positions

      • Fuzhou University (China), Distinguished Affiliated Professor of Management, 2015-2024
      • University of Rochester, AIN Center for Entrepreneurship, Visiting Scholar, 2017
      • National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan), Visiting Associate Professor, 2014

      Recent Publications

      • He, L. Jiang, X. and Fang, L. 2023. Tax Policy Reform and Corporate Innovation in China. Finance Research Letters, 55: 103891.

      • He, L., Huang, L. and Fang, L. 2022. Institutional Conditions, Economic Policy Uncertainty and Foreign Institutional Investment in China. Emerging Markets Review, 50: 100823.

      • Lin, C. and He, L., Yang, G. 2021. Targeted Monetary Policy and Financing Constraints of Chinese Small Businesses. Small Business Economics, 57: 2107-2124.

      • He, L., Huang, L. and Yang, G. 2021. Invest in Innovation or Not? How Managerial Cognition and Attention Allocation Shape Corporate Responses to Performance Shortfall. Management & Organization Review, 17: 815-850.

      • Shaw, T., He, L., and Cordeiro, J. 2021. Delayed and Decoupled: Family Business Compliance with Board Independence Requirements. British Journal of Management, 32(4): 1141-1163.

      • He, L. and Conyon, M. Chen, J. 2020. Signaling with Earnings Downgrades: How Reputational Concerns Shape Analyst Responses to Corporate Fraud? Corporate Governance: An International Review, 28(4): 240-263.

      • Li, K, Fang, L. and He, L. 2020. The Impact of Energy Price on CO2 Emissions in China: A Spatial Econometric Analysis. Science of the Total Environment, 706: 135942.

      • Lin, C. and He, L. 2020. Targeted Monetary Policy and Agriculture Business Loans. The North American Journal of Economics and Finance, 54: 10290.

      • Li, M. and He, L., Zhao, Y. 2020. The Triple Helix System and Regional Entrepreneurship in China. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 32 (7-8): 508-530.

      Professional Services

      • Co-Editor, Management Research Review, 2016-present

      • Editorial Review Board Member:

        • Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 2014-present
        • Corporate Governance: An International Review 2018-present
      • Executive Secretary & Treasurer, International Association for Chinese Management Research, 2017-present

      Awards and Recognitions

      • SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Scholarship & Creative Activities, 2020

      • Best Reviewer of the Year, Corporate Governance: An International Review, 2017

      • Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award, International Journal of Managerial Finance, 2013