Siaw-Asamoah named director of UB Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness

Release Date: May 2, 2023

Walsh to take on expanded role


Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management has named Dorothy Siaw-Asamoah director of its Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness.

A clinical associate professor of organization and human resources, and director of the School of Management’s global programs, Siaw-Asamoah will retain her current academic roles as she assumes strategic oversight of CLOE and leverages her skills and knowledge to globalize the center’s offerings and expand its reach and research.

Among her many qualifications, she holds a PhD in communications, an MBA and a BS in business administration from the University at Buffalo and is also a certified leadership coach.

Siaw-Asamoah’s strategic appointment follows the departure of Molly (Anderson) Oliver, who is stepping down after nearly seven years to accept an executive position at an area nonprofit.

“While we are sorry to see Molly go, we are truly grateful for her work in making CLOE into the success it is today,” says Ananth Iyer, dean of the School of Management. “And with Dorothy’s global perspective and faculty experience in organizations and human resources, she is the ideal candidate to continue our commitment to the center’s mission and lead it into a new era.

The school will also be expanding the role of Courtney J. Walsh, assistant dean for executive and professional development. With more than 20 years' experience in executive education, Walsh will now lead business development for credit and non-credit programs as well as tailored learning experiences. As part of her new responsibilities, Walsh will help CLOE develop organizational partnerships and expand its programmatic offerings.

Courtney Walsh

Walsh earned an MBA from the UB School of Management and a BS from Ithaca College, with dual majors in management and marketing. She also holds certifications in leadership and emotional intelligence.

Since 2013, CLOE has created more effective leaders and organizations by advancing research, education and outreach in leadership and organizational development. CLOE also supports UB’s goals of accelerating academic excellence, translating scholarship and developing leadership capabilities in UB students and business leaders. For more information, visit

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

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