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School of Business Leadership Team

Sylvia Maxfield, Ph.D. 


Through Dr. Sylvia Maxfield’s experience in both the academic and business worlds she has become a specialist in the global economy, financial crises and corporate social responsibility. Before becoming dean of the Providence College School of Business she was MBA director and professor of Management at Simmons College. In business, Dr. Maxfield was vice president and senior sovereign credit analyst at the Wall Street firm of Lehman Brothers. At Yale for ten years, Dr. Maxfield held joint faculty appointments in Management and Political Science and directed the Master’s program in International Relations. She has published several dozen books and articles about the interface of politics, society, and financial markets and has translated her research for non-academic audiences through publication in many venues, including The Wall Street Journal. Recently she has worked with corporations including Johnson & Joh​nson, Merck, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, and Procter & Gamble on executive training projects. Dr. Maxfield speaks regularly about the economy and social responsibility. She is a graduate of Cornell’s School of Arts and Sciences and earned her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University. She has served on several boards for non-profits operating in the fields of inter-American relations and education innovation in numerous university leadership capacities. Dr. Maxfield is fluent in Spanish and has lived or worked in virtually every country in Central and South America. She has three children and is a resident of Brookline, Massachusetts and Jamestown, Rhode Island.

Phone: (401) 865-1224
Office: 113 Koffler Hall

John Schibler, CPA, Ph.D.
Interim Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Schibler.jpgDr. John Schibler is the interim associate dean of the Providence College School of Business (PCSB) and adjunct assistant professor of management. In his role as associate dean, he is responsible for overseeing junior and adjunct faculty development.

Dr. Schibler has more 40 years of business experience in various senior-level positions. He holds a CPA and was previously a partner at Ernst and Young, coming to Rhode Island as CFO of Rhode Island Hospital and then Lifespan. He also served as a managing director at FTI Healthcare, focusing on operational improvement and financial restructuring for hospitals and healthcare systems. He continues to consult on strategy and other matters for healthcare organizations. Throughout his business career he has been involved in mentoring and developing middle- and senior-level managers.

Dr. Schibler holds a Ph.D. in management with a focus on organizational behavior from the University of Rhode Island, where he also received his MBA. He earned his Bachelors in Business Administration in accounting from Kent State University. He currently teaches various management courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

(401) 865-1942
Office: 106 Koffler Hall


Jacqueline Elcik​

Assistant Dean & MBA Program Director

Jacqueline Elcik started her position at the Providence College School of Business in July 2013. Jacqueline has worked in the field of higher education for nearly twenty years. Her previous work experience includes: Executive Director, Undergraduate Programs and Advising Office at the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Interim Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Director of Graduate Programs in the Lindner College of Business at the University of Cincinnati, Director of First Year Experience and Orientation Programs and Interim Director of Residence Life and New Student Programs at Miami University. Jacqueline is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati. She has a MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University and BA from Case Western Reserve University.

(401) 865-2131
Office: 116 Koffler Hall

​Meet the Staff


Carolyn Duane - Assistant Director for Budget, Operations & Data Management

Budget Management
Operations & Events Planning
Surveys & Reporting
Data Maintenance

Phone: (401) 865-1068
Office: 113 Koffler Hall

Heather Duphily - MBA Coordinator, Graduate School of Business

MBA Director Support
Graduate Student Support
MBA Event Assistance

Phone: (401) 865-2333
Office: 115 Koffler Hall

Lisa Mildner - Senior Office Assistant, Undergraduate Programs

Internal Communications & Faculty Support
Meeting Coordination & School Calendar
Student Services Support
Administrative Support for Program Chairs

Phone: (401) 865-2790
Office: 115 Koffler Hall

Caitlin Saniga - Executive Assistant to the Dean

Dean’s Office Scheduling & Support
Internal & External Communications
Marketing & Social Media Initiatives
PCSB Website Maintenance

Phone: (401) 865-1821
Office: 113 Koffler Hall

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