Eileen White Jahn, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Eileen White Jahn, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Executive Dean and Professor

Business Administration and Marketing LI
Office of the Executive Dean LI


Long Island

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  • O'Connor Hall, Room E205A


Ph.D., Organizational Policy Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, Baruch College, 1998

M.B.A., Management Information Technology, New York University, 1984

B.S., Biology and Economics, SUNY Binghamton


Eileen White Jahn, M.B.A., Ph.D., is the executive dean of St. Joseph’s University, New York in Patchogue. Dr. White Jahn has been a member of the St. Joseph’s faculty since 1998, serving as a professor of business and chair of the Department of Business Administration and Marketing. She has published several scholarly works on business practices and organizational management, and has published many articles in the popular press. Over the years she has helped develop several new programs for the University, including the successful Graduate Management Studies program, as well as the Marketing, Human Resources, and Hospitality and Tourism majors.

Prior to working at St. Joseph’s University, Dr. White Jahn held various positions in corporate management and management consulting. She has taught for Cornell School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Empire State College and Baruch College.

Her work has earned her numerous accolades, including the PEACE Award for Providing Exceptional Avenues for Cultural Exchange from the American Institute of Foreign Studies.

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Family and worklife studies

Emotional and social competencies

Social responsibility of business

Managerial development

Research methodology

Hospitality and tourism

Select Publications

Personnel Review 2007 36:163-189 Prottas, D., Thompson, C., Kopelman, R., Jahn, E. Title: Work-Family Programs: Factors Affecting Employee Knowledge

Kopelman, R., Prottas, D., Thompson, C., Jahn, E. Title: A Multilevel Examination of Work-Life Practices: Is More Always Better

Thompson, C., Jahn, E., Kopelman, R., Prottas, D.
Title: Perceived Organizational Family Support (POFS): A Multilevel and Longitudinal Analysis

JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY, WORK, AND FAMILY 2003 6: 123-140 Jahn, E., Thompson, C., Kopelman, R., Prottas, D.
Title: Rationale and Construct Validity Evidence For a Measure of Perceived Organizational Family Support (POFS):Because purported work practices may not reflect reality.