Our MBA Faculty – The Bloodline of Our Program

1 Jun 2011 by Tina Hicks, No Comments »

Here in the MBA program we try to recognize and further develop the talent of our outstanding faculty members.  Each one of these individuals brings his/her unique industry knowledge and expertise to their classroom providing a richer experience for students.  Both full time and adjunct faculty growth is essential to our program’s strength.  Twice each academic year, the MBA program hosts a faculty development session to facilitate this growth.  Faculty come together to celebrate the success of the program, recognize achievements, identify areas needing improvement, and share experiences with each other.

At each of our faculty development sessions, Dr. David Gilfoil, director of the MBA program, provides a current assessment of our program – what we’re doing well and where we can improve.   Important feedback is obtained from surveys completed by students and graduates and Dr. Gilfoil challenges instructors to understand this data and improve their performance in priority areas.  Sometimes different guest presenters share the latest in technology and how to best apply it to the classroom environment.  At other times, attendees break out by concentration area to address issues, streamline general processes, discuss texts being used and share their views about the delivery of material.   The goal for these sessions is to standardize course materials while preserving the uniqueness of each faculty member’s style. 

There is much to be excited about as our MBA program continues to grow.  Our process of screening, hiring and training adjuncts continues to improve.  This year we are pleased to welcome fourteen new adjunct instructors – Dr. Mark Allyn, Mr. W. Hall Barker, Mr. Jack Burns, Dr. Alok Chakrabarti, Mr. Joshua Ehrig, Mr. Craig Hunt, Dr. William Hutton, Atty. Deirdre Kamber, Mrs. Bena Long, Mr. Anthony Manganiello, Mr. Gagan Mathur, Mr. Donald Ortner, Mr. Donald Scanlon and Mr. David Smith.   We look forward to the contributions that each of these individuals will bring to the program.

Our faculty are also very engaged in preparing new concentrations for approval.   Most recently, Mr. Richard Cipoletti, Dr. Robert Lovelace and Dr. Bill MacGregor were instrumental in developing our newest concentration – Human Resource Management.  We are pleased to announce that this was officially launched for the Spring MBA session. 

Further, several of our current faculty have been teaching our MBA program on Immaculata University’s campus.  This newly-formed partnership with Immaculata was launched last Fall and continues to grow. 

As we look forward to 2011-2012, the future remains bright.  With nine concentrations, and the depth of industry experience our instructors have, we are poised to capture the opportunities that lie ahead.  Our commitment to our students remains the same – provide the most comprehensive, quality education possible at a competitive price.


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