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Tony Lolas

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree ProgramPh.D. Management

Dr. Anthony Lolas has over 30 years of experience in the Strategic Management Process involving top management activities. He has been involved with operations management in 70 countries and interacted with high level managers in 13 countries regarding presidential special operations. He has served on the Board of Directors with a major Chinese Company. During his career with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), he served as the Chief of the Bureau of Business Management, responsible for the business management functions for 140 locations throughout the state serving an organization of 5500. Primary responsibilities involved oversight of over $130M in annual procurement activity; contract and grant administration; facility planning, architect/engineering services, building construction, leasing, and maintenance of all facilities; inventory control and asset accounting for over $400M; art, graphics, photography and printing services for an annual production of 65 million documents; motor vehicle management and maintenance for a fleet of 700 vehicles; mail distribution of over 13 million pieces of mail; central supply distribution center, archiving, and surplus property services; courier and transportation services; bureau management information services; insurance programs; public safety; risk management and strategic management. He acted as the business operations liaison between DHEC health services and environmental control divisions, the SC State Governor's Office, the SC Budget and Control Board, General Services, other state agencies, the state and local Chambers of Commerce, and the local media. He was selected by the Governor of South Carolina to lead the South Carolina’s Managerial Accountability Program (MAP) Commission for Governmental Purchasing Activity for all state agencies. Based on his efforts within SC State Government, he received the South Carolina Taxpayer WatchDog of the Year Award.

Courses Taught

MGMT 9000 - Doctoral Dissertation

MGMT 8020 - Organizational Management

MGMT 8025 - Perspecitives of Organizational Leadership

MGMT 8045 - Mechanics of Individual and Group Decision Making

MGMT 8410 - Leadership, Influence and Power

MGMT 8420 - Challenging Conventional Leadership

MGMT 8451 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis

MGMT 8530 - Managing Projects in Complex Environments

MGMT 8710 - Organizational Behavior and Effective Human Resource Managment

MGMT 8000 - Foundations for PhD Study

AMDS 8002 - Writing a Quality KAM Demonstration

AMDS 8008 - Foundations for Doctoral Study

AMDS 8135 - Project Management

SBSF 7100 - Research Forum

Education

BS, USAF Academy

MBA, UCLA

EDS, Troy State University

PhD, University of South Carolina

Awards / Honors

South Carolina Taxpayer Watch Dog of the Year, Governor of South Carolina, 2012

Presentations

Lolas, A. J. (2018). Minority Business Enterprise Oppportunities Small Business Administration

Lolas, A. J. (2018). Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Sir C R Reddy College of Engineering

Lolas, A. J. (2018). Trends in Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence Institute of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

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