Press release here:
Louis Michael Spadaro, Ph.D., the founding dean of the Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration, died on May 3 at his home in Syracuse, N.Y. He was 94.
Spadaro, a New York City native, joined the Fordham faculty in 1939, and as professor and dean he founded the Graduate School of Business Administration at Lincoln Center.
“Dr. Spadaro pioneered the first years of the Graduate School of Business Administration, and his legacy lives on in the achievements of our students, the success of our faculty and the growth of our programs and global reach,” said GBA Dean Howard P. Tuckman, Ph.D.
Spadaro was an alumnus of City College of New York and New York University, where he earned his doctorate in economics and became part of the Austrian School of Economics, a movement that included notable free-market libertarian theorists such as Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich Hayek, Hans Sennholz and Murray Rothbard.
Spadaro edited New Directions in Austrian Economics.