Nelson Mellitz, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was recently appointed to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s veterans support council. Mellitz is an instructor-manager in the federal government division at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student and clay artist, was featured in the article “Contemporary Art Fair NYC, American Craft Show NYC Boost New York’s Fall Art Scene” in CityArts on Oct. 17.
Michael Krafft, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was recently appointed to the board of the Foundation for Sustainable Development, which enhances the capacity of community organizations around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Krafft is the CEO of M&A Media Group, a financial services firm.
Mark Regensburger, a Ph.D. in Management student, presented “Online Standards: Lowering Barriers to Entry in E-Learning” at the 2012 North Carolina Community College System Conference in Raleigh, N.C., in October. Regensburger is a faculty member at Fayetteville Technical Community College.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a Ph.D. in Management student, was elected to serve a two-year term as a board member of the National Association of State Agencies of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in July. He also gave a guest lecture at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., in February and published two articles in 2011 editions of RID Views magazine. He is the owner of Garrett LCSW & Consulting, LLC.
Christina Hiers, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was featured in “Flying High: Airport Wins Red Carpet Award” in the Shelbyville Times-Gazette on Aug. 30. Hiers, who is the executive assistant airport manager at the Shelbyville Municipal Airport, was recognized along with her colleagues when the airport received the Red Carpet Award from the Tennessee Aeronautics Commission for its excellent customer service.
Gregory Hood, a Ph.D. in Management student, presented his theoretical framework, “The Auteur Model of Project Management,” at the International Conferences on Advances in Management and Social Intelligence in July in Nassau, Bahamas. He was also recently elected a vice president for the 2013 conferences in New Delhi, India, where he will lead a new track on management history, philosophy, education, and spirituality.
Pat Spearman, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, will become a Nevada state senator in District 1 on Nov. 7. She ousted a 20-year incumbent in the Democratic primary election and ran uncontested in the general election. Spearman, a first-time candidate and state senator, is the founding pastor of Resurrection Faith Community Ministries and chairperson and CEO of Power Zone Community Resource Center in Las Vegas. She is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, where she served for 29 years.
Greg Banks, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was named the executive director of the United Way of Susquehanna County (UWSC) management team in New Milford, Pa., in June. He plans to expand the organization’s outreach to local businesses and the nonprofits UWSC supports.
Gregory Hood, a Ph.D. in Management student, attended the Medici Summer School in Management Studies for doctoral students in Florence, Italy, at the end of June. The school is sponsored in collaboration with organizing faculty from the University of Bologna, HEC School of Management in Paris, and New York University.
Marquita L. Allen, an M.S. in Management student, was named Airman of the Year at the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations in Quantico, Va., in May. She serves as a knowledge operations manager in the Air Force.
Gregory Campbell, a Ph.D. in Management student, will present his dissertation, The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles of Law Enforcement Executives, at the International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change Management in Chicago in July. There, he will also be named a Graduate Scholar recipient.
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.
Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student and acclaimed clay artist, unveiled St. Bonaventure University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts’ Community Art Mosaic exhibit Feb. 24 in St. Bonaventure, N.Y. The mosaic was created last summer by nearly 200 area residents at the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. It will be moved to its permanent home at Olean General Hospital at the end of the year.
Greg Banks, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was featured in the article “Why I’ll Never Retire” on LifeGoesStrong.com (Feb. 24, 2012). He explains why he left his role at Kraft Foods, where he served as the vice president of customer business operations for the United States, after almost three decades to teach and work on his doctorate.
Janelle Crowley, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was named chief human resources officer of Elgin Community College in Elgin, Ill., Jan. 3. Crowley previously served as director of human resources for the city of Woodstock, Ill.
Kevin J. McKinnon, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was recently a guest speaker at The Drake House in Roswell, Ga. The foundation provides short-term crisis housing, assessment, support, and empowerment to homeless mothers and their children. McKinnon is the president and founder of KJ McKinnon International LLC, a company that focuses on leadership, innovation, and communications for senior business leaders through professional speaking engagements and mentoring programs.
Michael J. Hitchcock ’11, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate and a 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.
Sean Perrodin, a B.S. in Communication student, was named 2011 Educator of the Year by Foodservice Educators Network International for his accomplishments and leadership in the foodservice–educator community and his impact on the field of culinary education. Perrodin is the lead culinary arts instructor at San Jacinto College in Houston. He was named a 2011 San Jacinto College Minnie Stevens Piper Outstanding Faculty candidate in December 2011.
Jenny Wolpert, a B.S. in Communication student, was featured in a segment about the suicide prevention organization To Write Love on Her Arms, which was chosen via social media voting from five nonprofits to receive a $1 million grant.
Walden awarded a Commitment to Social Change Scholarship to incoming Ph.D. in Management student Silas Ochieng Oswe in December 2011. Oswe aims to improve the speed and efficiency of cargo clearance through the Kenya National Single Window system to increase transparency among government agencies in Kenya, eliminate paper-based cargo clearance systems, and establish a computer-based system.
Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student Alvin Perry along with Dr. Emad Rahim, a faculty member in the School of Management, and Dr. Darrell Burrell, a faculty member in the School of Health Sciences, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help the group research the development of an entrepreneurship boot camp program in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a Ph.D. in Management student, was appointed to the advisory board for the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP). The DCMP’s mission is to provide equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind.
Elizabeth Nohe, a Ph.D. in Management student, was promoted to vice president of the supply chain at Morton Salt Inc. after more than 20 years with the company. Nohe is responsible for leading the company’s salt supply-chain function across all company operations in the United States, Canada, and the Bahamas.
Valarie A. Stone, a Ph.D. in Management student, is serving a second four-year term as a member of the Hamden Public Schools Board of Education in Connecticut.
Kimanthi Thompson, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was promoted to business administration department chair at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in September.
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.
Rosetta Brodie, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, launched Brodie Executive Business Services in Winston-Salem, N.C. The company offers a business center with eight computers, a conference room and virtual secretarial services for small and startup businesses.
Nelson Mellitz, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, accepted a position with the accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mellitz will be an instructor-manager in the federal government division.
Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student and acclaimed clay artist, led a mosaic project titled “Rainbows of Love Over the Rain Forest.” The mosaic is one of a series of AmeriCorps community service projects in Olean, N.Y.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a Ph.D. in Management student, is the new executive director of the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Michael J. Hitchcock, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, authored the book Personal Happiness: A Business Strategy (Lulu.com, 2011), which distills M.B.A.-level business strategies used by large companies into a simplified method that anyone can use.
Andrew MacGarvey, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, authored “Clusters’ Last Stand?: Does R&D Benefit from Bio-Clusters?” in the June issue of Contract Pharma magazine. The article discusses challenges and solutions in biopharm innovation.
Edward Mahoney, 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.
Judith Warren, a Ph.D. in Management student, was named Greater Cincinnati YWCA Career Woman of the Year. Warren is currently executive director of Health Care Access Now, a regional nonprofit healthcare management services organization.
Raymond J. Kayal Sr., a Ph.D. in Management student and a 2010 Scholars of Change grand prize winner, was appointed executive director of Camillus Health Concern, a health services agency for the homeless in Miami, Fla.
Alvin S. Perry, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, published The Fingerprint, by Earl Best, through his publishing company, Positive Partners. Perry is the author of a book coming out in fall 2011 titled Unleash the Baby Elephant in You!
Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, is a clay artist and art teacher of special education students in the Baltimore City Public Schools. OIiver’s mosaics created with students and their families will be shown at “Be a Part of the Art Days” held at Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum on May 13, 2011.
Lisa Haneberg, a Ph.D. in Management student, public speaker, consultant, and author, was awarded the grand prize in the first annual HCI Human Capital M-Prize, a national competition sponsored by the Management Innovation eXchange for her idea “Start with a better question to create a better talent management system: The Talent Management Cloud.”
Lorraine Marzilli Lomas, 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).
Tanae Williams, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, will co-present “Restructuring the Graduate Student’s Experience Through Diversity: A Multifaceted Approach” at the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education conference in Atlanta, March 30–April 2, 2011.
Rasheed Kerriem, a Ph.D. in Management student, was accepted as a member of the National Association of State Judicial Educators.
David A. Streat, a Ph.D. in Management student, was hired as a program analyst in the Information Security Oversight Office at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C., where he will help develop the security classification program under the National Industrial Security Program.
Ardith Baker, Gloria Johnson and Joseph Haefner, Ph.D. in Management students, and Dr. Teresa Bittner and Dr. Christos Makrigeorgis, faculty members in the School of Management, co-published “Teaching Prospect Theory with the Deal or No Deal Game Show” in the journal Teaching Statistics (2010: Vol. 32, Issue 3).
Patricia “Patti” Hart, a Ph.D. in Management student, joined the faculty of Northwood University in Midland, Mich.
Rasheed Kerriem, a Ph.D. in Management student, was appointed to the Maryland Banking Board and the Maryland Board of Plumbing. Kerriem is currently awaiting Maryland Senate confirmation and will be inducted into Sigma Iota Epsilon Zeta Rho Chapter (Honors Society in Management and Technology) at Walden University.
Jodine Burchell, a Ph.D. in Management student, presented and received a best paper award for “Anticipating and Managing Resistance in Organizational IT Change Initiatives” at the Academic Business World International Conference 2010, held May 31–June 2, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn.
Byron B. Jackson, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, authored an essay, “The Fundamentals of Literacy: Morality and Profit in a Global Economy,” which will be included in a book of essays on the morality of profit by the SEVEN Fund, an organization that promotes social change worldwide.
Gwen White, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, wrote a chapter on increasing the number of girls in science, technology, engineering and math in Women in Engineering, Science and Technology: Education and Career Challenges (Engineering Science Reference, 2010).
Cheryl Travis-Crawford, a Ph.D. in Management student, was named senior vice president of business development for Vendor Resource Management, a national real-estate-owned (REO) asset disposition firm headquartered in Irving, Texas.
Lt. Col. Dave Doane, a Ph.D. in Management student, gave a presentation on “Value-Focused Thinking (VFT)” at the MANPRINT conference on March 17–18, 2010, in Washington, D.C., MANPRINT is the U.S. Army’s human-systems integration process.
Ahmad Salih, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, authored “Localizing the Private Sector Workforce in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries: A Study of Kuwait” in the International Journal of Public Administration (2010: Vol. 33, Issue 4).
Patrick Saidu Conteh, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was appointed deputy managing director of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank.
Jodine Burchell, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, presented at the Fifth Annual Business and Leadership Symposium on Sept. 28–29, 2009, in Hays, Kan. Her paper, “The Practical Application of Transformational Theory vs. Complexity Leadership Theory on the Challenges of Leading IT Software Development Teams” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Business and Leadership.
Ernest E. Garrett III, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was elected to serve as president and chairman of the board of directors for National Black Deaf Advocates Inc. from 2009–2011. Garrett is a full-time social work practitioner with deaf and hard of hearing for the Special School District of St. Louis County, Mo., where he is provisionally licensed as a clinical social worker, and a part-time faculty member at Southwestern Illinois College.
Raymond Marbury, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student with a specialization in Social Impact Management, was hired as a management analyst in the Internal Revenue Service Chief Counsel's Office. In addition, he is serving as an adjunct professor at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., where he teaches an introduction to business marketing course through an international student program at the Washington Internship Institute in Washington, D.C.
Kenneth R. Williams, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student with a specialization in Leadership and Organizational Change, was awarded fourth place in the 2009 General William E. DePuy Writing Competition, sponsored by the United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for his article “The Noncommissioned Officer as Moral Exemplar.” His article will appear in the September/October issue of Military Review. Williams has served as an active duty Army chaplain for 15 years and is currently assigned as the brigade chaplain, 14th Military Police Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He was recently selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel.
Joe Norris, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, has been chosen to fill the chief information officer position at West Virginia University’s Office of the Provost. His previous position was chief technology officer at East Carolina University.