Dean

VMI's 11th deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty is Brigadier General Robert “Bob” Moreschi, a 16-year veteran of the VMI faculty and head of the Department of Economics and Business from 2013 to 2018.

A portrait of Bob Moreschi

After graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a doctorate in economics in 1988, Moreschi steadily climbed the corporate ladder at several security and money management firms for 14 years. For 13 of those years he was also an adjunct professor, teaching finance to undergraduates and MBA’s.

In 2002, he accepted a position at VMI as an associate professor of finance, became a full professor in 2007 and tenured in 2008. In 2013 he was appointed head of VMI’s Economics and Business (ECBU) department. As department head, he led the program’s reaffirmation of accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) – an impressive feat for a college of VMI’s size, as less than 6% of all AACSB accredited schools are undergraduate degree-granting only institutions.

During his tenure as department head, he supervised 13 full-time, eight adjunct faculty and 225 ECBU majors. In 2016 he was named the John and Jane Roberts Institute Professor in Free Enterprise Business.  Moreschi has served on numerous Institute and department committees, including the Core Curriculum Oversight Committee, the Chairs and Professorships Committee, the first chair of the Discrimination Appeals Committee, the faculty representative to the VMI Foundation Board of Trustees, and for 16 years served as faculty advisor to the Cadet Investment Group.

An active member of the community and his profession, Moreschi currently serves as treasurer of the Lexington Presbyterian Church and is a member of the audit and oversight committee at Kendal at Lexington, a local retirement community.  He completes, in 2018, a two-year term as President of the Academy of Financial Services, an international organization of academics and practitioners interested in financial planning research and education.