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2013

December 2013

Claretta Taylor Pam, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, and Dr. Gregory Uche, a faculty member in the School of Management, recently co-presented their paper “A Theoretical Analysis of the Tenets of Multinational Enterprise” at the 2013 Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management conference in San Diego.

October 2013

Charles Cookson, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, recently accepted the position as the chair of the Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University, where he’s taught as a faculty member for more than two years. As chair, he is responsible for the management and development of full-time and adjunct faculty.

Helen Hicks, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was covered in The Herald News in an article about her trip to Nicaragua to help install a solar electric system at an elementary school on Aug. 28. In the interview, she explains that if she hadn’t been writing her dissertation about off-grid solar power, she never would have known about or been motivated to take the trip.

Dennis Mitterer, a Ph.D. in Management student, was featured in “For Busy Nurse, Even Labor Day Is No Time to Rest” in Lancaster Online on Sept. 2. In the article, he spoke about how he finds time to work full time in addition to holding four part-time positions, writing a book, and completing research for his dissertation.

August 2013

Gregory Hood, a Ph.D. in Management student, presented “The ‘System’ Needs Knowledge Workers: Towards Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Policy Convergence” in July at the 20th International Conference on Advances in Management and Social Intelligence in London. He is an information technology performance management branch chief for the U.S. Department of State.

Nicholas Jewczyn, a Ph.D. in Management student, published “The Finance of Public Pension Funds” in the Mustang Journal of Accounting and Finance (Vol. 3, Issue 5) and “Theory Guidance in Social Science and Finance Application” in the International Journal of Social Science Research (Vol. 1, Issue 1).

July 2013

Justin Bateh, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, and Dr. Wilton Heylinger, a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored “Areas of Cross-Cultural Difference in the Workplace” in the Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 9, Issue 2). Bateh is an assistant professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville and a managing principal for Paramount Strategy Firm.

Nathaniel King, an M.S. in Project Management student, was quoted in an article in Crain’s Detroit Business on April 7 about the use of recycling techniques in a repaving project by DTE Energy Co., where he is a project manager.

June 2013

David Britt, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, was named 2013 Online College Professor of the Year by Best Colleges Online in May. He is an assistant professor of management at Charleston Southern University in North Charleston, S.C. In this role, he has also served as a faculty trainer for online programs and the assistant dean in charge of online program expansion, has overseen the development of more than 50 online courses, and developed and implemented a faculty training certification program for online instruction.

May 2013

Teresa Long, a Ph.D. in Management student, was formally installed as the postmaster of Roxboro Post Office in North Carolina during a ceremony at the Roxboro Police Department in March. She joined the U.S. Postal Service in 1994, rising from a mail carrier to a supervisor of customer services before becoming acting postmaster in Gibsonville and acting manager of customer services in two Raleigh stations. In her current role, Long oversees 30 employees who deliver mail to more than 10,800 delivery locations and 1,500 post office boxes.

Gilda Oliver, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student and clay artist, was featured in the article “The Power of Art” in International Alternative Investment Review (Vol. 13, Issue 1). In the profile, she talks about the community art projects she has recently coordinated.

Amber R. Phipps, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, became the vice president and chief operations officer of American Esoteric Laboratories (AEL), a division of Sonic Healthcare USA, this spring. In her new role, Phipps will oversee all operations for AEL, which includes nine laboratories and more than 800 employees in six states. A captain in the U.S. Army Reserves, Phipps most recently served as a medical operations officer stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

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 manger.

Melvin Sinclair, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, recently accepted a full-time position as an associate professor of business at North Greenville University in Tigerville, S.C.

April 2013

Justin Bateh, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, co-authored “Areas of Cross-Cultural Difference in the Workplace” in the Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 9, No. 2). Bateh is an assistant professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville and a managing principle for Paramount Strategy Firm.

Jennifer D. Collins, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, recently launched www.mylittlesonline.com, a website where parents can swap gently used clothing. Collins is a human resources director in Le Claire, Iowa.

Monique Sidaross, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, published Positive Social Change? (Xlibris, 2013) about her experiences as an immigrant living and working in America. Sidaross is a licensed civil and structural engineer.

Jeffrey Trapp, a Ph.D. in Management student, became a full-time faculty member at the Utica School of Commerce’s campus in Canastota, N.Y., in February.

Jason Wilhelmsen, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) student, was recognized in January at the eighth annual Tucson Police Foundation Unsung Heroes Celebration Banquet. Wilhelmsen, a Tucson police officer, was honored for his work with runaway juveniles, specifically working with Amparo Group Home residents on a program offering life skills training and on a rewards system that included outings based on good behavior. As a result of the project, calls for runaway juveniles decreased to 40 in 2012 from 69 in 2011.

February 2013

Justin Bateh, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, co-authored “Strategies for Multicultural Management: Communication and a Common Set of Values” in the Journal of International Education Research (Vol. 9, No. 1).

Monique Sidaross, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) student, was featured on “Close-Up Talk Radio” on BlogTalkRadio.com on Jan. 5, where she talked about her experiences as a female engineer and equality in the workplace.

January 2013

Mohamead Al-Mazeedi, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, presented “Collaboration Based Paradigm Shift of Competition: The Competing Global Supply Chains” at the Kuwait Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition in December in Salwa. He is the vice president of the Middle East region for the United Arab Shipping Company in Safat, Kuwait.

Jeannette Bryant ’09, a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) graduate and a Ph.D. in Public Health student, earned formal 501(c)(3) status for Kids Be Aware (KBA) in August. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit publishes books and conducts seminars that educate parents and children about infectious and chronic diseases. Bryant has partnered with colleagues to create a board of directors, which includes Teressa Godley-Chase, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, and Susan Ruiz and Renee SullivanPh.D. in Psychology students. Godley-Chase is an administrative officer at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md.

Abiola Inniss, a Ph.D. in Management student, published the article “International Intellectual Property Law and Policy: Can the Caribbean Region Capitalize on Current Global Developmental Trends in Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation Policies?” in WIPO Journal (Vol. 3, Issue 2). She is also the author of Copying, Copyright and the Internet: The Issue of Internet Regulation With Regard to Copying and Copyright (Lambert Academic Publishing, 2011). In addition to publishing her research, Inniss is a law consultant, mediator, and arbitrator.

Emily Knowles, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) student, presented a paper at the Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management’s IBAM 20 conference in Nashville, Tenn., in October, for which she received the best paper award in the student papers division. Knowles is the coordinator of academic operations for undergraduate programs at Liberty University near Forest, Va.

2012

December 2012

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.

November 2012

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.

October 2012

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.

August 2012

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.

July 2012

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.

June 2012

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.

May 2012

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.

April 2012

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.

March 2012

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.

February 2012

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.

January 2012

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.

December 2011

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.

November 2011

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.

September 2011

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.

August 2011

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.

July 2011

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!

May 2011

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.

April 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.”

March 2011

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.

February 2011

Rasheed Kerriem, a Ph.D. in Management student, was accepted as a member of the National Association of State Judicial Educators.

November 2010

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).

October 2010

Patricia “Patti” Hart, a Ph.D. in Management student, joined the faculty of Northwood University in Midland, Mich.

September 2010

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.

July 2010

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).

June 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).

February 2010

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.

December 2009

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.

October 2009

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.

August 2009

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.