Pava Appointed University Professor

Moses Pava, Sy Syms Dean and Noted Business and Jewish Ethicist, Named Alvin Einbender University Professor of Business Ethics

Dr. Moses Pava, dean of Yeshiva University’s Sy Syms School of Business, has been appointed a University Professor. His new title, bestowed upon him by YU President Richard M. Joel, is the Alvin Einbender University Professor of Business Ethics.

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Moses Pava

“Professor Pava has distinguished himself again and again in service of Yeshiva University as a first rate scholar in the area of business ethics and Jewish business ethics, as an inspiring professor, and through his wonderful service as dean of the Sy Syms School of Business,” said President Joel. “We look forward to many years of benefiting from his wisdom as he assumes his new position.

“The Sy Syms School of Business and Yeshiva University have been a second family for me,” said Pava. “Everyday I am inspired by our shared mission of Torah U’Maddah. I am appreciative of Yeshiva University’s support of my research in Jewish business ethics over the years, and it is with deep gratitude that I received the news from President Joel that I had been named a University Professor.”

In addition to serving as dean of Sy Syms, Pava is also a professor of accounting at the school, and has been teaching at YU since 1998. A 1990 PhD graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business and a 1981 graduate of Brandeis University, Pava has authored numerous books, including Jewish Ethics In A Post-Madoff World, Business Ethics: A Jewish Perspective, Leading With Meaning, The Jewish Ethics Workbook, The Search for Meaning In Organizations, and Jewish Ethics As Dialogue.

He has written scores of articles, including “Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance,” one of the most cited articles in the field of corporate social responsibility. Pava serves on the editorial board of Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Jewish Ethics and lectures across the country and around the world on Jewish business ethics, spirituality in business, and corporate accountability.

Though Pava will step down from the deanship of Sy Syms at the end of the semester, his accomplishments in the position are extensive. They include helping the school achieve Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business accreditation and launching an honors and entrepreneurial leadership program, which he will be directing next year, as well as a new academic Jewish studies program emphasizing Jewish values. In 2016, he was selected as an Arthur Vining Davis Foundations’ Aspen Fellow from a competitive field of national leaders with diverse backgrounds who represent entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity and leadership prowess.

“The biggest honor YU has confirmed upon me has been the daily opportunity to teach our amazing students for these past 29 years,” said Pava. “I could not have imagined a more meaningful professional career than this one.”