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Pamela Imperato, Professor
, Dean
Maine College of Business
Ph D from University of Nebraska , 1997
Grand Rapids Campus
616-554-5187

Dr. Pamela Imperato serves as Dean for both the Donald W. Maine College of Business and the College of Technology. She has more than twenty years in higher education and in public and large non-profit organizations. Her experience as a professor and administrator is both extensive and varied. A seasoned educator, Dr. Imperato served as a full-time faculty member at the University of North Dakota and Bridgewater State College and as a faculty member, program director and Dean at Bellevue University’s College of Business.

Earlier in her career, she served as park ranger and supervisor of urban-island state parks for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. At the legislative level, she provided her expertise to the California State Legislature as a Jess Marvin Unruh Fellow and Legislative Aide. In these capacities, she provide direct constituent services and served as a policy analyst in the areas of housing and community development, water resource management and public health delivery. She later served as Ethics Officer for an 8,000 employee, integrated health care system. Here, Dr. Imperato developed a comprehensive organizational and clinical ethics program to ensure patient rights and compliance with federal, state, and accreditation standards.

Dr. Imperato received her Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Department of Political Science with specializations in Public Administration, Public Policy, and Program Evaluation. Her dissertation entitled, \"Genetic Screening and Its Influence on Health Insurance Eligibility\" examined legislative and public understanding and propensity to use genetic screening technology. The University of Massachusetts-Boston awarded her an M.A. in Critical and Creative Thinking, with a specialization in Science and Technology. Her thesis, \"The Thinking Business,\" examined training methods for entry-level workers when adopting advanced technologies in the workplace. She received a B.S. in Biology from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.