John Duggan was appointed as Dean of the Leo J. Meehan School of Business in April 2024. John came to Stonehill in 2014 and has served the institution in various roles, including teaching fellow of business, assistant professor and associate professor of business law, chair of the Department of Business Administration, vice president of the Faculty Senate, and interim dean of the Leo J. Meehan School of Business. 

He worked collaboratively on the College’s path to reaccreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International in 2017 and 2022. This distinction ranks the College among an elite crop of institutions making up less than six percent of the world’s business schools. He holds a B.A. in political science and philosophy from Assumption College and a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law.

Duggan’s background in the legal field includes advising clients on business formation and estate planning as well as pro-bono legal services for non-profit organizations. He currently holds memberships with the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts, the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. His scholarship has appeared in Business Law Review.


  • B.A., Assumption College
  • J.D., Suffolk University Law School

Courses Taught

  • First-Year Business Experience
  • Legal Environment of Business

Areas of Expertise


Dean, Leo J Meehan School of Business



  • Duggan, J. B., Marsland, K., Baxter, H., & Jones, M. (2019). Gauging the Effectiveness of the Massachusetts Benefit Corporation. Business Law Review.
  • Duggan, J. B., Baxter, H., & Jones, M. (2019, January). The Model Benefit Corporation Act - A Regional Approach to Compliance. University of Pennsylvania Law School -Journal of Business Law Symposium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Duggan, J. B., Marsland, K., Baxter, H., & Jones, M. (2019). Regional Effectiveness of the Model Benefit Corporation Statute - A Best Practices Approach. Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Duggan, J. B., Marsland, K. R., Baxter, H. M., & Jones, M. (2019). Massachusetts Benefit Corporations: An Evaluation of Compliance. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association Annual Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • 2023: Privacy in Non-profits: An Analysis of Residential Address Disclosure in the Formation of Non-Profit Entities in Massachusetts, Stonehill College Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E). Project selected as Pohlad SURE Scholar distinction.
  • 2018: Who Benefits? Assessing the Effectiveness of M.G.L. 156E - Massachusetts Benefit Corporation, Stonehill College Undergraduate Research Experience (S.U.R.E.).