Welcome to the Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology
“Current business leaders are expected to personally possess broad knowledge across business and technology. The Howe School is well positioned – in terms of its curriculum and programs, its history, its industry links, and its location minutes from New York City, offering countless opportunities and partnerships – to provide the education that these leaders need. I am thrilled to join Stevens Institute of Technology and look forward to continuing to recruit, prepare and inspire the next generation of business leaders.” - Dean Gregory Prastacos
About Dean Gregory Prastacos
Dean Prastacos assumed his position on February 2012. Before joining Stevens, he was Professor and Rector at the Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB). During his more than 30 years at AUEB, Dr. Gregory Prastacos was a powerful agent of change, advocating for academic excellence and continuously launching innovative and impactful curricula and research programs.
As Rector of AUEB, he led a major international expansion, significantly enriched the university’s academic programs, improved the finances of the university, and initiated new corporate social responsibility activities. His other major accomplishments included the founding of AUEB’s MBA International Program, which is ranked among the top MBA programs worldwide, the founding of AUEB’s Management Sciences Laboratory, which is considered a leading European research center, the founding of the Athens Business Confucius Institute, which is a major cultural link with China, and the founding of AUEB’s International Entrepreneurship Chair, which is one out of only sixty chairs sponsored by the Indian government internationally to promote relations with India.
Prior to joining AUEB, Dean Prastacos taught at Columbia University and the Wharton School. He has also held visiting appointments at numerous international universities and business schools. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of operations research, making seminal contributions in operations management and supply chain management, as well as significant contributions in finance, business strategy, human resources management, innovation and organizational change in the information economy.
Dean Prastacos has received many distinctions and awards for his contributions to the field of management including: The First World Prize in the Practice of Management Science (Edelman Award), awarded by the Institute for Management Sciences for significant contributions in inventory management and logistics; the Honorary Medal for significant achievements in Operations Research by the Institute for Management Sciences and Operations Research; and election as a Fellow of the Washington Academy of Sciences for significant contributions in Operations Research and Applications in Health Care Management. A frequent keynote speaker at major conferences, he has also led more than 25 major research projects, published eight books and contributed more than 60 papers in international academic journals and edited volumes.
Dean Prastacos has also served as an advisor to government organizations and a consultant to private industry. He launched the OMAS SA management consulting company, which became a market leader in decision support systems, business intelligence systems, data warehousing and customer relationship management. The company later merged with Deloitte & Touche Consulting, where Prastacos served as Chairman of the Board until 2002.