Geralyn McClure Franklin (PhD, University of North Texas) is an innovative and experienced academic leader who served as dean or interim dean of business at four higher education institutions in the United States for 13 1/2 years and then as dean of the College of Business and Economics at the United Arab Emirates University for two years before retiring in June 2016.
Dr. Franklin is now consulting with universities and business schools globally as well as supporting several start-up ventures through her own start-up, GMF Academic Advisors, LLC. She has published more than 80 journal articles and 50 conference proceedings on human resource management, employment law, and small and entrepreneurial issues and co-authored five textbooks. Dr. Franklin has served in numerous organizational leadership roles during her academic career. She is active in AACSB International, currently serving as a mentor and peer review team chair.
Dr. Franklin has been involved in the International Council for Small Business for more than 10 years, and she has served in leadership roles as the senior vice president for finance and control for five years and president-elect for one year. As of June 29, 2018, she is the president of ICSB for 2018-2019.