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Fordham Mourns Patricia Ramsey, Professor of Business


Fordham University mourns the passing of Patricia Ramsey, Ph.D., professor of management systems in the Schools of Business, who passed away on April 27 after a long illness.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 30 at the University Church on Fordham’s Rose Hill campus.

Ramsey joined Fordham’s faculty in 1981 as an assistant professor after earning her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Hofstra University. She was made a full professor in 1990. During her time at Fordham, she was the recipient of an outstanding teacher of the year award, a United Student Government faculty award,  and a CEO award from the Gabelli School of Business (GSB).

Recently, Ramsey acted as faculty coordinator for Fordham’s Beijing International Master’s of Business Administration (BiMBA) program, a joint venture between a consortium of United States Jesuit universities and Peking University, in which Fordham was the degree-granting institution. Ramsey was responsible for overseeing all faculty assignments. For the past 15 years, she served as co-director for GSB’s Honors Thesis Program, where she mentored honor students.

“Pat was a driving force behind many of the positive intiatives at the schools of business,” said Donna Rapaccioli, Ph.D., dean of GSB. “Her passion and willingness to stand up for what she believed surely brought attention and resources to business education at Fordham. She will be missed.”

Ramsey was the co-author of two books, Business Statistics for Quality and Productivity (Prentice Hall, 1995) and Applied Statistics for Engineers and Scientists (Prentice-Hall, 2001), and several articles.


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