Title: Dean (Retired)
Company: Arizona State University West Campus
Location: Blaine, Washington, United States
Bruce A Forster, PhD, Retired Academic Dean, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Academic Administration.
Dr. Forster became enamored with teaching when he served as a teacher’s assistant as an undergraduate, and has dedicated his career to the profession ever since. He has served universities in his native Canada, as far abroad as the University of Newcastle in Australia, and most notably for nine years as dean of the College of Business at the University of Wyoming. He is currently recognized as professor emeritus of the Arizona State University West campus, as well as emeritus John Becker professor of the University of Nebraska.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Forster found his love of teaching at the University of Guelph, and went on to earn a PhD in economics from the Australian National University in 1974. He briefly taught with the University of British Columbia before joining the University of Wyoming, where he became dean of the College of Business in 1991. Dr. Forster went on to Arizona State in 2000, and became dean of the College of Business and Technology and the John Becker professor of business and economics at the University of Nebraska in 2005. He was recognized as professor emeritus of the University of Nebraska in 2009.
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Dr. Forster’s service to education was honored with an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as inclusion in the pages of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, and Who’s Who in the World. He has also given his time to numerous economics publications and organizations, notably the Mid-West Association of Business Deans and Division Heads. He is the author of such books as “The Acid Rain Debate: Science and Special Interest in Policy Formation” and the co-author of “Economics in Canadian Society.” Dr. Forster is also the proud father of Kelli Elissa from his first marriage, and Jeremy Bruce and Jessica Dale from his second.