Frank Hodge

Dean, Foster School of Business

Frank Hodge became the Orin & Janet Smith Endowed Dean at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in 2019. Prior to becoming dean, Frank served for six-years as Accounting Department Chair and five years as the UW Faculty Athletics Representative to the Pac-12 and NCAA. He holds an undergraduate degree from Carroll College and earned his MBA and Ph.D. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Frank’s teaching has been recognized with more than 30 awards across the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. Frank has published extensively and has presented his work at the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as more than 40 conferences and universities around the world.

Frank has cultivated a passion amongst Foster students, staff and faculty to be “better together, better tomorrow.” The Foster School currently holds the top position world-wide for public business schools in the Financial Times‘ ranking of faculty research productivity, the top position with respect to providing resources to women MBAs, the top position each of the last three years in placement among top 25 MBA programs, and was recently named the Tech Industry’s favorite school by Poets & Quants. Frank is uniquely qualified to expand this list of top placements given his expertise in identifying disrupters and turning them into opportunities. Finally, Frank is excited to enrich the connections between the Foster School and its local, national, and global communities as well as its proud and impactful alumni base.

On a personal note, Frank is married, has two daughters, and lives in Seattle. A native of Idaho and Montana, he enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest, spending his free time cycling and endurance trail running.