April 2016

Devon L. Alexander ’09, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, is now the director of community and public relations for Kingwood Medical Center in Houston.

Dr. Brett Andrews ’97, a PhD in Management graduate, begins his new role as dean of Newman University’s new business school on May 1. The Wichita, Kansas, school is scheduled to launch this fall. Andrews has been executive vice president of Tabor College Wichita since 2013.

Dr. Kathleen Sindell ’93, a PhD in Management graduate, has published Social Security: Maximize Your Benefits (2nd Edition).

March 2016

Lakesha Walker ’14, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, has been appointed to United Way’s Local Board in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Walker is vice president and store manager for TD Bank’s Bridgeton branch.

Jason R. Griess ’07, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, has been appointed president of Nebraska Land Title and Abstract. He was previously the title manager at Nebraska Title Company, Inc., in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, is the recipient of an award for Outstanding Service in the Diaspora from the prime minister of Guyana. He has also been appointed to the role of deputy chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest).

Dr. Michael Kluzinski ’93, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, recently published Pennies to Thousands.

Dr. Richard Leonard ’93, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, recently published Summer Sports Camps 101: A Guidebook for Development and Operation.

January 2016

Patricia (Patti) Hart Timm ’15, a PhD in Management graduate with a specialization in Accounting, recently received a 2015 Excellence in Lean Accounting Award from the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute. Timm received the award for her dissertation, “Perceptions of Value-Stream Costing and the Effect on Lean-Accounting Implementation.” She is an accounting professor and interim academic dean at Northwood University in Michigan.

Jasmine Lynch ’14, ’11, an MS in Higher Education and MS in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, has joined Salem Community College in New Jersey as director of retention and admissions.

November 2015

Dr. Douglas Merriman ’15, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, was recently appointed the city administrator for Oak Harbor, Washington. He previously served as the city’s finance director.

Joan M. Soltis ’10, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduate, was recently recognized by Continental Who’s Who among Pinnacle Professionals in the field of Higher Education. Soltis is the OTA site coordinator with Brown Mackie College in Miramar, Florida.

Dr. Patrick Ford ’03, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has been appointed grant manager for Big Bend Community College’s new drone technology program, which is slated for a fall 2016 launch. The program will train drone technicians and pilots with a focus on agricultural applications of drone technology.

October 2015

Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has recently been appointed to six boards and committees for the town of Indian Trail, North Carolina. He is now serving on the Planning Board; Tree Board; Board of Adjustment; Transportation Committee; Stormwater Committee; and Parks, Arts, Recreation, and Culture Committee.

Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner ’07, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has recently published Launch Lead Live: The Executive’s Guide to Preventing Resistance & Succeeding With Organizational Change. Dr. Turner is the president of Turner Change Management in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

May 2015

Dr. William Yaw Adufutse ’10, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, published Leadership Theories: Examining the Relevance of Transformational Leadership. The book discusses leadership theories as well as transformational leadership and its applications across industries.

James Carder ’09, a BS in Business Administration graduate, was recently appointed chief information security officer of LogRhythm and vice president of LogRhythm Labs. Carder sets the vision for and directs the company’s global information security program.

April 2015

Dr. Beth M. Castiglia ’05, a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now PhD in Management) graduate, has been appointed dean at the Berkeley College Larry L. Luing School of Business. Prior to this appointment, she was dean and professor at the School of Business at Felician College in Lodi, New Jersey, where she developed six new degree programs.