School of Management

Welcome from the Dean of the School of Management

Photo of Dean Dr. Lawrence Singleton

Marist is a highly selective, comprehensive private institution located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley region of New York. Founded as a seminary in 1905, the college is renowned for its liberal arts-based curriculum and the innovative use of technology both inside and outside the classroom. Marist also maintains a campus in Florence, Italy, and extension sites throughout New York State.

Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the School of Management enrolls approximately 1,350 undergraduate and 400 graduate students in accounting, business, economics, and public administration programs. Our faculty members are accomplished teacher-scholars with outstanding academic credentials; our courteous and talented professional staff assists students with all types of nonacademic issues. Faculty and staff work in tandem to ensure our students are successful in all aspects of college life.

Our distinguished alumni also are very engaged in the activities of the school: they help connect students with internship and career opportunities, serve on the Dean's Board of Advisors, and host site visits at their companies during our annual New York City Career Trek. You will often find Marist alumni and other friends of the School of Management making presentations in our classrooms and networking at informal events on campus.

The School of Management offers amazing opportunities to our students, both during their time on campus and throughout their subsequent careers. We hope you will choose to partner with us as you strive to reach your academic and professional goals.

Lawrence G. Singleton
Dean and Professor of Accounting and International Business
Marist College School of Management


Dr. Singleton comes to Marist College from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He has held many leadership positions at GW and most recently served as associate dean, where he was responsible for all aspects of School of Business undergraduate programs. 

Singleton has held numerous academic and professional positions throughout his career. He has served as president of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Accounting Association, Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Human Resource Certification Institute, and as a member of its Executive and HR Committees. He worked in the audit and National SEC Practice groups of Ernst & Young LLP’s Washington office and was a visiting professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management in France and Peking University in China. He has also served as a consultant to many of the world’s leading companies and organizations, including Cisco Systems, Inc., Harley-Davidson Motor Company, NASDAQ, National Investor Relations Institute, National Geographic Society, Public Relations Society of America, Raytheon, Roche, Siemens Corporation, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and The World Bank.

Singleton is a recipient of the George Washington Award, the university’s highest, in recognition of exceptional contributions. He has received numerous teaching awards and was recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management on numerous occasions as one of its Annual Conference Top Ten Speakers.

Singleton is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi, the American Accounting Association, the National Investor Relations Institute, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Singleton received Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. degrees in accounting from Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.