Chris and Lorraine Millington
Denise D. Schoenbachler served as the Dean of the College of Business at Northern Illinois University from 2006 through 2016. In addition to her role as Dean, Denise’s 20-year academic career at Northern Illinois University has included positions such as Chair of the NIU Department of Marketing, Professor of Marketing, and Coordinator for the Interactive Marketing area of study.
As dean of a large public university, Denise’s responsibilities included managing more than 150 employees, providing outstanding educational opportunities for more than 3,500 students, and building relationships with the college’s 50,000+ alumni. She is past president of the Mid-America Business Dean’s Association; past president and board member of the Women Administrators in Management Education affinity group for AACSB; a past member of the AACSB Committee on Accreditation Policy; and vice-chair of the AACSB Initial Accreditation committee. She currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors for Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.
An award-winning teacher and scholar, Denise’s primary teaching and research interests are in interactive marketing, marketing strategy, and privacy issues in marketing. She holds a Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Kentucky, and an M.B.A. and B.B.A. from the University of Louisville.