2013 2012

2013

November 2013

Paul Trupia ’12, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, who also holds a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning, recently accepted a position as an adjunct faculty member at South University in Austin, Texas.

Dr. Denis Nkala ’10, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, published the book Where Will My Help Come From? A Story of Courage and Positive Thinking in a Fight against Elusive and Transforming Drug-Resistant Cancer (iUniverse, 2013) about his wife’s courageous battle against cancer and his experience as her caregiver for 12 years. Dr. Nkala, who is the chief of the Regional South-South Unit of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in New York City, is donating the proceeds from book sales to support the health and academic education of girls in Zimbabwe.

Roxie Nunnally ’10, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) graduate, reports that the Lewis-Help Today Foundation, which she founded in 2010, was recently recognized on FOX13’s “Good Morning Memphis.” She started the charitable foundation to provide food, clothing, and a variety of employment, health, education, and family services to needy residents in Tennessee’s Shelby and Desoto counties.

October 2013

Dr. Richard Pitts ’10, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named the medical director of Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif., in September. In his nearly 40-year career, Dr. Richards has worked as a physician, health educator, and hospital administrator.

Mary Jo Hinton ’09, a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, received the 2013 Health Link Tupelo Office Manager of the Year Award. She has worked as the office manager for the North Mississippi Pain Management Center for five years, previously serving as the office manager of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Center for 10 years.

Dr. Ross A. Wirth ’04, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was recently promoted to assistant provost at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. He previously served as the dean of the university’s Ross College of Business. His current work includes development of a competency-based curriculum and strengthening the program review process.

September 2013

Shawn Kehoe ’08, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate, was elected as a member of the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association’s Board of Investments in August. The employee retirement system is a public pension fund that administers and manages the largest county retirement system in the United States with a market value of approximately $40 billion. Kehoe, who also serves on the Board of Retirement, is responsible for setting and overseeing a $60 million dollar operational budget through December 2016.

August 2013

Dave Rehnberg ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, began work as the principal of Coastal Christian School in Arroyo Grande, Calif., in July.

Dr. William Brown ’88, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was featured in “Rolling Stone Finally Settles” in China Daily on July 9. He is a professor of management at Xiamen University in China.

July 2013

Debbie Pender ’13, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the vice president of Mercy Hospital Ardmore in Ardmore, Okla., in June. She had served as the interim vice president since the fall.

Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, and Dr. Roger Mayer, a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored “Connecting the Dots Among People, Budgets, and Missions” in The Public Manager (Vol. 42, Issue 1). Dr. Marbury is a program analyst and advisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security, and the CEO of Education Institute of Capitol Hill, LLC, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. James B. Huntington ’07, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, published Choosing a Lasting Career: The Job-by-Job Outlook for Work's New Age (Royal Flush Press, 2013). He also recently launched a complementary radio series on WJFF 90.5 FM, a PBS affiliate in Jeffersonville, N.Y., called “Work Shift” to provide commentary on career choices with a focus on current events.

Dr. Richard Schuttler ’98, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, and Dr. Cheryl A. Lentz, a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored “Grieving, Learning, and Growing: A Mentoring Model for Organizational and Personal Growth” in the Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture (Vol. 4, Issue 1).

June 2013

Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, contributed to “Federal Employees Focus on Mission in the Face of Adversity” in the Federal Times on May 6. In his essay, he reflects on the impending retirement of federal employees. Dr. Marbury is a program analyst and advisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security, and the CEO of Education Institute of Capitol Hill, LLC, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Peter N. Njenga ’06, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and founder and president of the nonprofit Dr Njenga Foundation of Sustainable HIV/AIDS Projects based in Canada and Kenya, recently held a series of successful fundraisers to benefit the nonprofit, including an event to support an orphanage in Kenya, a blood donation drive, and a drive to collect books and computers for students in Kenya. Dr. Njenga is also currently the president of an eponymous accounting firm in British Columbia.

Julie Grow ’05, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was hired in April as the vice president of finance at Hocking Valley Community Hospital in Logan, Ohio. She has been with the hospital for more than 11 years, beginning her career as a financial analyst and climbing to a direct report of the vice president of finance before assuming this role.

May 2013

Susan L. Blesh ’12, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was hired in April as the business manager for Keystone Central School District in Pennsylvania. She formerly worked at Lock Haven University as a fiscal technician and budget manager. Blesh also serves on the board of directors for United Way.

Dr. Gregory Campbell ’12, a Ph.D. in Management graduate, was featured in the article “First Person Singular” in The Washington Post Magazine on March 12, where he details his experiences growing up and how he mentors young people. Dr. Campbell was also featured on C-SPAN’s Consumer Protection Summit on March 8, where he spoke about how consumers can protect themselves from fraud. He is the deputy chief inspector of Western Field Operations of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He manages nine Western Field Divisions and has more than 20 years of experience in federal law enforcement.

Dr. Gloria Donovan ’12, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, published Six Steps to a Better You (Xulon Press, 2013). The book explains how managers can motivate employees to perform at peak levels by basing their decisions on solid values. Dr. Donovan is an author and a university faculty member.

Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Human Capital, Information Governance, and Succession” at the Digital Government Institute’s E-Discovery, Records & Information Management Conference & Expo on April 4. Dr. Marbury is a program analyst and advisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security.

Dr. Alvin Perry ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Keep Your Feet Movin’, You’re One Step Away From Positive Change” at the College of Coastal Georgia/Southeast GA Conference Center on March 25 to high school and college students. Attendees received a copy of his book The Circus Act: Unleash the Entrepreneur Spirit in You! (CreateSpace, 2013), a self-discovery guide that empowers readers to overcome psychological barriers to success.

Regine Choute ’11, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate, was promoted from the executive assistant to the town manager in the town of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., to assistant to the manager in November.

Paul Satryb ’11, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and an M.S. in Management student, was promoted to quality manager for Hydra-Power Systems, Inc. in Portland, Ore., recently. In this role, he will develop a quality management system for the organization to improve profits and positively affect both the community and the environment. Satryb has worked at Hydra-Power for more than 18 years, where he previously served as a manufacturing manager.

Terrence Thornton ’11, an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, was promoted to the director of investor services and development at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in March, where he is responsible for increasing the number of investors and revenue streams to support the organization’s programs and services for long-term financial sustainability. He previously served as an administrator for the Nevada Development Authority.

Jamie Leigh Cannon ’10, a B.S. in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the personnel director of Glenn County, Calif., in March. In this position, she will oversee more than 460 employees. She previously headed human resources for Butte College and Feather River College.

Robert C. McKim ’10, an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, was elected in March to a one-year term as chairman of the board of trustees of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Its board of trustees comprises leaders in business and nonprofits who have a commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and community outreach. McKim has been a member of the board since 2011 and served as acting chair last year. He is the senior partner of McKim Nonprofit Consulting and has more than 35 years of national and international marketing and technology leadership.

Dr. Linda Moerschell ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, Dr. David Banner, Dr. Teresa M. Lao, and Dr. Thea Singer, faculty members in the School of Management, co-authored “Complexity Change Theory: Improvisational Leadership for Complex and Chaotic Environments” in the Leadership & Organizational Management Journal (Vol. 2013, Issue 1).

Chris Rey ’07, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and mayor of Spring Lake, N.C., was profiled in The Fayetteville Observer on March 31. The article details his career history as well as how he is meeting the goals he set for his term: Local streets are scheduled to be improved this summer, areas have been cleared of derelict buildings, and Mendoza Park has been renovated. He also plans to partner with nonprofits and public and private businesses to drive community growth.

April 2013

Dr. Jim Smucker ’01, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named the first full-time dean of graduate studies at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., in February. He is the president of the Bird-in-Hand Corp., a family company that owns an inn, restaurant, and bakery along with other tourism enterprises that employ 450 people in Lancaster County, Pa.

March 2013

Ralphfiel Farrar ’08, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate, was honored at the 34th annual Salute to the Greater Cincinnati YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November. The event recognized professionals who are committed to volunteering, specifically recognizing Farrar for his work as a mentor. He is a senior recruiting specialist at Ethicon-Endo Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson.

Dr. Mark W. Monaghan ’08, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, presented the paper “Determine Component Probability from NASA Ground System Problem Reports” in January at the 2013 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium in Orlando, Fla.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, served as a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Qatar in December, where he also presented two lectures to graduate students. Dr. Ally is a faculty member at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., and president and CEO of International Consulting Services.

February 2013

Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Succession Planning at Executive Branch Federal Agencies” at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration in November 2012.

Dr. Richard Schuttler ’98, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored Everyday Leader Heroes: 10 Leadership Characteristics in Everyday People (Caboodle Marketing, 2012).

2012

December 2012

Dr. Ahmad Salih ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “The Invisible Barriers to Strategy Implementation” at the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in Barcelona, Spain, in October. Dr. Salih is the director of corporate affairs at United Networks in Kuwait, where he manages the strategic planning process in the group companies. He is also a member of the executive board of Gulfnet Communications, where he participates in restructuring the company and developing growth strategies.

November 2012

Dr. Mario O. Barrett ’07, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, recently became a full-time faculty member at The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University.

Dr. James Thomas Milton ’95, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, wrote three novels that promote peace and social justice—The Golden Door (Nepperhan Press, 2012), All the Flowers (Nepperhan Press, 2009), and The Admiral’s Daughter (Nepperhan Press, 2008). Dr. Milton is a faculty member at Mercy College in New York.

October 2012

Dr. Elliot Masocha ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, recently accepted a position as a Ph.D. supervisor for a graduate student at Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe. He currently teaches part time at Columbus State Community College and Capital University in Ohio.

Dr. Linda Moerschell ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, and Dr. Teresa M. Lao, a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored “Igniting the Leadership Spark: An Exploration of Decision Making and Punctuated Change” in Emergence: Complexity & Organization (Vol. 14, No. 2). Dr. Moerschell is a lecturer at the State University of New York at Potsdam and an adjunct instructor at Kaplan University.

Dr. Walter McCollum ’04, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, presented at two conferences in September: “OD Is Diversity: Why the Ambiguity between HR and OD” at the Diversity Inc. conference in New York City and “Leveraging Employee Networks to Recruit, Retain, and Promote Diverse Talent” at the Network and Affinity Leadership Congress in Chicago.

September 2012

Dr. Dayner Azzellino ’11, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, is the author of The Impact of CSR on Manufacturing Firms in Trinidad & Tobago: A Multiple-Case Study (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012) and Comparing Key Brand Elements Within Female Markets: Milan, Italy, versus Port-of-Spain, Trinidad (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012). She and Dr. Moussa Berete ’11, also a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, co-authored Building a Sustainable Business Strategy: A Guide for Managers and Business Students (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012).

Donald R. Emmons ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, published Words for the Journey: Commonly Used Words with Definitions and Quotes to Remind Us to Enjoy the Journey Otherwise Known as Life (Trafford, 2012) to offer practical advice about living life with hope, happiness, and self-worth.

Shontarius Aikens ’06, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the accreditation manager of the College of Business at North Dakota State University in July. In this role, he manages the documentation and surveys required by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and The Higher Learning Commission.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, served as a visiting scholar and doctoral external examiner for Robin Rimmer Hurst’s dissertation committee at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., this summer. He is a faculty member at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., and president and CEO of International Consulting Services.

Dr. Charles O. Odeyale ’93, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is leading President Obama’s executive order on educational excellence for African Americans, the Transformational Social Endowment and Entrepreneurship (TSEE). The mission of TSEE is to promote and foster the use of development project activities for education, training, research, and service with the resulting business as a source of social endowment for the community. Dr. Odeyale is the executive director and chief sustainability engineer for the Center for Community Excellence in Pasadena, Md.

July 2012

Brian Grizzell ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was recently appointed dean of Strayer University’s Minneapolis campus, which opened in April in St. Louis Park.

June 2012

Dr. Jeffrey Bailey ’11, a Ph.D. in Management graduate, and Dr. Larry Flegle, a faculty member in the School of Management, won the Best Paper Award at the Distance Learning Administration Conference, held on Jekyll Island, Ga., in June. Their paper, “Hiring Managers’ Perceptions of the Value of an Online MBA,” discusses perceptions of online degrees obtained from for-profit institutions.

Jonathan Bowser ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, started work as the director of Cumberland County Economic Development (CCED) in April. He also serves as the vice president of the Cumberland Area Economic Development Corp. (CAEDC). He hopes to create a more vibrant local economy by strengthening relationships with other organizations, such as the county’s chamber of commerce.

Stephen Evans ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named controller of Pixelligent Technologies in Baltimore, Md., in April. The company manufactures high-quality nanocrystal additives and polymer nanocomposites for the electronics, industrial, and military markets.

Dr. James B. Huntington ’07, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, authored Work’s New Age: The End of Full Employment and What It Means to You (Royal Flush Press, 2011) to offer a comprehensive view of America’s employment opportunities.

Dr. Richard Leonard ’93, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, authored his third textbook, Fundraising for Sport and Athletics (FIT, 2012), to help readers plan, design, and execute fundraising programs, including assembling a fundraising department, a board of directors, and a volunteer base.

May 2012

Meena Williamson ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, will teach two Caribbean cooking classes in October at the Roland Park Country School in Baltimore as part of its Kaleidoscope Adult Education Program.

André Lynch ’07, a B.S. in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was promoted to manager of vendor integration, delivery, and support at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Maryland in April. Lynch is responsible for vendor integration functions, accountability and process management. He previously served as a senior business analyst.

April 2012

Dr. Bruce K. Bell ’00, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named academic associate dean of Liberty University’s College of General Studies in July 2011. In this position, he oversees the residential academic program for first- and second-year students. He is also a professor of business and communication studies at the university in Lynchburg, Va.

March 2012

Michael J. Hitchcock ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was hired to build a strong management and employee foundation to facilitate the growth at Data Control Group in Shelbyville, Ky., in January. The business process outsourcing firm specializes in back-office business functions and front-office production services and solutions and hopes to launch operations at multiple locations in the United States, China, and the Philippines.

Meredith Hart ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was profiled in the U.S. News and World Report article “Why I Chose Online Education” (Jan. 26, 2012). Hart earned her M.B.A. while working at an ad agency and is now the tourism marketing director for the Georgetown County, S.C., Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Walter McCollum ’04, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, was appointed to the Organization Development Network Board of Directors in December. The international professional association practices organization development as an applied behavioral science.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, authored a chapter in Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience (University of the West Indies, 2010) titled “A Look at the Watching Friends and Relatives Market Segment at the 2007 Cricket World Cup.”

February 2012

Dr. Florence Richman ’01, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named senior vice president of nursing at Rasmussen College School of Nursing in January 2012. Richman will oversee the development and implementation of the practical and professional nursing programs at the college’s 22 regional campuses as well as its RN to BSN online program.

January 2012

Daniel Knell ’11, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is the new president of Quincy Medical Center in Massachusetts. Knell was previously the CEO of Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida.

Dr. John Cherry ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is now a senior technical advisor with the U.S. Air Force’s Research Labs/Sensors Directorate–ISR. Cherry was previously part of the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.

Meredith Hart ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was hired as tourism marketing director for the Georgetown County, S.C., Chamber of Commerce. In this role, Hart will develop and facilitate the county’s annual marketing plan, execute online communications, write grants, and manage the Tourism Management Commission.

Celeste Steele ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was part of a select group that joined President Barack Obama on Nov. 9, 2011, in the Oval Office when he signed the executive order, “Promoting Efficient Spending,” as part of the Campaign to Cut Waste. Steele, a member of the Department of Homeland Security Strategic Sourcing Program office, was recognized by the president who said she is “helping save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars by changing the way the department buys goods and services.”

December 2011

David Jones ’11, a Ph.D. in Management graduate, presented “Servant Leadership’s Impact on Profit, Employee Satisfaction, and Empowerment Within the Framework of a Participative Culture in Business” at the Allied Academies International Conference in Las Vegas in October 2011. He received the distinguished research award for the paper, which will be published in the Business Studies Journal in 2012.

Dr. Sharon T. Freeman ’98, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, led a series of workshops on business development and trade competitiveness for women and young entrepreneurs in Gaborone, Botswana, on behalf of the local U.S. Embassy in October 2011.

November 2011

Dr. Patrick Ezigbo ’07, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is featured in the article “Old Job, New Tricks” in Smart CEO (September 2011). Dr. Ezigbo says he pursued his doctoral studies at Walden to stay current in the latest technologies and to learn strategies to manage change.

Cheryl Travis-Crawford ’07, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, received the Women in Default Services (WinDS) Leadership Award in September in recognition of her commitment to excellence, service to others, and longevity in the default services industry. As a senior vice president for Vendor Resource Management in Carrollton, Texas, she develops products and services for the mortgage servicing industry.

Dr. Richard Van Pelt ’95, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is the new vice president of administrative services at Pasadena City College in California, where he will oversee business and financial activities.

October 2011

Dr. Sean Stanley ’11, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, was hired as an associate program dean at Strayer University. Dr. Stanley is also an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College, City University of Seattle, American Public University, and American InterContinental University.

Jerry L. Klinesmith ’10, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the dean of business, engineering and information technologies, humanities, and social sciences at Eastern Gateway Community College in Steubenville, Ohio, in August. Previously, Klinesmith was HVAC program coordinator and instructor at Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio.

Dr. Madeline Frank ’94, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, wrote and published the book Leadership on a Shoestring Budget (Frank Publishers, 2011). Dr. Frank, an expert author for EzineArticles.com, recently wrote “Difference Between an Asset and a Liability.”

September 2011

Dr. Frank Whidden ’08, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science (now a Ph.D. in Management) graduate, is now director of Mesa County Colorado’s Information Technology department. Whidden began his career as a network technician and worked most recently as chief information officer for the University of New England.

Dr. Walter McCollum ’04, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, presented at the 2011 Multicultural Women’s National Conference in July. His presentation “Tools for Now: What Men Don’t Tell Women About Getting Ahead—And What Women Don’t Ask For” focused on men’s and women’s perceptions of women’s leadership competencies and the issues faced by multicultural women as they advance in organizations.

August 2011

Edward Mahoney ’09, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, authored Dependence (CreateSpace, 2011), a novel about faith, problem-solving, loss, and redemption told through the lives of everyday people in Philadelphia.

Dr. Mary S. Schreiber ’96, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was a guest speaker to female business owners in 62 countries at the 2011 Global Summit of Women in Istanbul, Turkey. Dr. Schreiber also won the British Airways Face to Face Business Plan competition.

July 2011

Brian C. Grizzell ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, facilitated the workshop “Social Entrepreneurship: A Catalyst of Change” at the Jackson Campus of Strayer University, bringing together academic, business, and community leaders from the Jackson area to address issues such as poverty and education. On June 4, 2011, Dr. Grizzell was a panelist at the Eighth Biennial Conference of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association.

Kate Maldonado ’08, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, opened Life in Balance Counseling Services in Meriden, Conn.

June 2011

Col. Michael F. Canders ’99, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was appointed to JPMorgan Chase’s Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Council.

May 2011

Dr. David Finch ’10, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, co-authored an editorial on March 24, 2011, in Canada’s Globe and Mail titled “When Sponsors Face Off with the NHL, the Empowered Fan Wins.”

April 2011

Debra Huddleston ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named program director for Redmond Wound Care and Hyperbarics Center in Rome, Ga.

March 2011

Lorraine Marzilli Lomas ’08, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, co-authored Driving Operational Excellence: Successful Lean Six Sigma Secrets to Improve the Bottom Line (MetaOps Publishing, 2011).

February 2011

Eric Beebe ’07, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), recently launched Bee Squared Publishing.

Dr. Robins E. Ezenezi ’10, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), wrote Impact of Cellphone Technology on Users (Xlibris, 2010).

Dr. Walter McCollum ’04, a faculty member in the School of Management and graduate of the Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) program, published Breakthrough Mentoring in the 21st Century: A Compilation of Life Altering Experiences (Dr. Walter R. McCollum, 2011).

January 2011

Dana Wood ’09, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), joined the staff of the Geospatial Information & Technology Association.

Dr. Peter Njenga ’06, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Science (now a Ph.D. in Management), is the president of the Dr. Njenga Foundation of Sustainable HIV/AIDS Projects based in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2010, the foundation completed construction on an orphanage in Kenya and distributed 150 care packages of food, clothing, and blankets on Vancouver’s east side.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, who earned a Ph.D. in Administration and Management (now a Ph.D. in Management), published a chapter, “A Look at the Watching Friends and Relatives Market Segment at the 2007 Cricket World Cup,” in the book Sports Event Management: The Caribbean Experience (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago).

December 2010

Virginia Chavis ’10, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), had an article, “Learning Culture and Other Factors Affecting the Adoption of Electronic Medical Records in a Tertiary-Care Teaching Hospital,” accepted for publication in the AAMA Executive Online, produced by the American Academy of Medical Administrators. The article is based on her dissertation research.

Dr. Robins Ezenezi ’10, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), received a certificate of appreciation from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for five years of service. His article, “Minneapolis Bridge Collapse as a Case Study,” was published in the summer 2010 issue of The Conflict Resolution & Negotiation Journal.

Don Nelson ’08, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), was promoted to vice president of facilities operations at PRIDE Industries, a leading employer of people with disabilities.

Mirhonda Studevant ’05, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), contributed a chapter, “Collaborating with Customers Virtually to Improve Content” to Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes (Information Science Reference, 2010).

November 2010

Dr. Brian C. Grizzell ’99, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), accepted an appointment as professor of business administration in the School of Business at Strayer University in Jackson, Miss.

Dr. Sandra Bartholomew ’06, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), was named vice president for enrollment management at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.

Valerie Duncan ’08, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), was promoted to deputy chief of the State Health Benefit Plan for the Georgia Department of Community Health.

Dr. Mary Fischer-McKee ’02, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), graduated in August 2009 from the Phoenix School of Law with a Juris Doctor. Dr. Fischer-McKee served as the editor-in-chief for volume II of the Phoenix Law Review. She recently passed the Arizona bar examination.

October 2010

Kenneth Brandt ’07, who earned a B.S. in Business Administration, was accepted into West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Roger A. Gerard ’01, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), co-authored On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry (Lean Enterprise Institute, 2010).

July 2010

Rebecca Graetz ’08, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and a B.S. in Business Administration, currently serves as online advocate for faculty and eCollege administrator for Argosy University’s Twin Cities campus.

Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner ’07, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), authored two papers in the International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Organizational Change Management: “Leveraging the Value of an Organizational Change Management Methodology” (Vol. 9, Issue 9) and “Towards a Global Definition of Best Practice in Change Management” (Vol. 9, Issue 8). Turner serves as president of Turner Change Management, an organizational change company.

Barry Bartle ’05, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), was named regional vice president of operations for Pacific Office Properties Trust Inc., a real estate investment trust based in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), served as an external examiner for Johnson & Johnson Director D. Milynn Swofford’s Ed.D. dissertation, Impact of a Pharmaceutical Company's Leadership Development Program on Participant Leadership Behavior, at George Washington University. Ally is the president and CEO of International Consulting Services and a faculty member at DeSales University and Gwyneed-Mercy College.

May 2010

Tommy Lee Hayes-Brown ’09, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), works as a multicultural sales and service manager with MetLife. Hayes-Brown also works on marketing for the Charlotte, N.C., adoption agency Another Choice for Black Children.

Dr. George Stanley Reeley Jr. ’06, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), received the Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence from Strayer University, where he is a full-time faculty member and associate campus dean of the Greenville, S.C., campus.

Dr. Bruce K. Bell ’00, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), serves as the dean of Liberty University’s School of Business. Recognizing that global social change begins with global understanding, Bell recently led his 10th tour of Europe with 90 students and faculty members.

March 2010

Dr. Brian Grizzell ’09, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), was appointed to the review board for the 2010 Joint Conference of the Academic Business World International Conference and the International Conference on Learning and Administration in Higher Education.

January 2010

Dr. Brian Grizzell ’09, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), is the assistant professor of business administration at TUI University in Cypress, Calif., and an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz.

Dr. Mike Haydock ’09, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), recently accepted a position with IBM as a vice president and partner of advanced customer analytics and optimization. Haydock will be involved with IBM’s “Smarter Planet” initiative, which is using advanced mathematics to improve customer relationships.

Dr. Terri Bittner ’06, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), is now a faculty member in the School of Management. Bittner also teaches at the Roy Cloud School in Redwood City, Calif., where she started an honors program for advanced math students in 2005. The honors program was recently awarded San Mateo County’s Kent Award for Excellence in Education.

Dr. Thomas E. Sawyer ’90, who earned a Ph.D. in Administration/Management (now Ph.D. in Management), was appointed chief executive officer, secretary and treasurer of Dynamic Alert Ltd., a company that provides personalized security services and security products. The company, based in Palm Springs, Calif., recently announced a letter of intent to acquire a two million acre property in the Brazilian gold belt.

November 2009

Dr. Emmanuel Onyekwere ’09, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), had his 2009 doctoral dissertation selected by VDM Publishing House for publication as a monograph titled, “Privatization as an Instrument of Socio-economic Development in Nigeria: Just Learning from Latin America’s Experience.”

Dr. Allen J. White ’91, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), received the John F. Kennedy Jr. Community Service award by the Hyannis (Mass.) Area Chamber of Commerce for his volunteer service in the community, which includes housing for veterans, initiatives on homelessness and raising funds for Red Cross disaster relief.

September 2009

Phelosha Collaros ’08, who earned a dual Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), was selected to be a fellow for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program “Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generation of Community Health Leaders.” As part of the program, fellows learn core leadership skills through intensive training sessions and individual coaching.

Dr. Anita Cassard ’07, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), is the Baltimore Women in Leadership Examiner for Examiner.com. She writes articles about leadership and associated topics.

Nur Nazmetdinov ’07, who earned a B.S. in Business Administration, was one of 15 local artists who showcased their work at the “Palette to Palate” premiere event at the Rochester Art Center, Rochester, Minn., on June 18, 2009.

Dr. Kozhi Makai ’06, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), delivered the keynote address at the official Sam Houston State University “welcome” on Aug. 22, 2009, during the First Year Experience’s fifth annual New Student Convocation in Huntsville, Texas.

Dr. Nick A. Fabrizio ’98, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), has been named principal with Medical Group Management Association Health Care Consulting Group. He teaches in the Sloan Program in Health Administration at Cornell University and will be presenting at several American College of Healthcare Executive cluster meetings in 2009.

July 2009

Starla (Hairston) Blanks ’08, who earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), joined the staff of Atlanta’s Morehouse School of Medicine in June 2009 as a program manager for Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved. She will be responsible for the management and evaluation of community health programs.

Dr. Dwayne P. Seymour ’04, who earned a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management), recently completed his postdoctoral work at The Brookings Institution, Harvard Kennedy School, and Columbia Business School. His studies focused on leadership, nonprofit management, and public administration/governance