Executive DBA Virtual Information Session Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:30PM EST
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Because Every C-Suite Needs a Doctor
Prescribe powerful business solutions with the Fox Executive DBA program. Expand your decision-making abilities and gain new perspectives on everyday business challenges. The Executive Doctorate in Business Administration is a part-time, three-year program designed to equip senior managers and executives with the power to transform today’s business environment. Through the tools of applied theory and research, the Fox Executive DBA prepares you to approach problems as an evidence-based manager—and a thought leader in your field.Why the Fox Executive DBA?
- Engage in academically rigorous and practice-focused business research from the AACSB-accredited Fox School of Business.
- Learn how to conceptualize and investigate complex business problems.
- Develop a program of research tailored to your background and career goals.
- Receive personalized mentorship from Executive DBA faculty as you progress through your coursework and develop your individual program of research.
- Receive your Doctor of Business Administration in three years with a structure tailored to executives, delivered through a limited number of on-campus residencies, and supplemented with online courses and collaboration.
- For you: Enhance your personal and professional development by fueling your research curiosity, teaching you new tools for understanding organizational systems and preparing you to address the unique challenges and opportunities of today's business environment.
- For your company: New perspectives and problem-solving skills to enhance your company's managerial decision-making through rigorous testing of assumptions, comparative solutions, and successful assessments of corporate initiatives.
Bob Andrews has spent a lifetime transforming his personal passions into successful business and philanthropic pursuits. During his career, Bob has fought refinery and chemical plant fires, chased fugitives with his K-9 partner, investigated train wrecks, designed complex fire protection systems, restored vintage Pennsylvania Railroad Pullman cars, and kept our first responders safe. He is a highly regarded international lecturer and is passionate about life-long learning.
Bob earned a B.Sc. degree in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and a M.Sc. in Executive Fire Service Leadership from Grand Canyon University. He is a graduate of the United States Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program and Michigan State University’s Railway Management Program. Bob has been a licensed Professional Engineer in Texas for 33 years and has been a Licensed Texas Master Peace Officer for 27 years. Bob is a proud Philadelphia native, and equally proud to be an adopted Texan.
Joe Bonito has experience in consulting, organizational effectiveness and human resources and is currently a SVP, Learning & Leadership Development Executive at Bank of America (BOA). His teams provide consulting in organizational effectiveness, talent management, leadership development and cultural change to C-suite executives.
Before joining BOA, Joe held several leadership positions at Pfizer Inc. and Coach at the corporate and divisional levels. In both organizations, his teams were responsible for enterprise-wide HR capital processes. In addition, Joe started up and/or led internal consulting groups.
In addition, Mr. Bonito was a Principal at Rath & Strong, Inc., a management-consulting firm as well as held HR positions at McNeil Consumer Healthcare and sales at Procter & Gamble. He holds a BA from Boston College, a MS from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Human Resource from Rutgers University. He has been active in a variety of leadership and ministry roles in educational, religious and community organizations.
David Brown, Jr., is an executive coach and Vice President, Process Excellence and Chief of Staff at Prudential Financial. He has led teams and provided strategic consult to product and service lines that include credit cards, mortgages, facilities maintenance, asset management, individual life insurance and annuities. Despite growing success in his career, a personal tragedy led David to spend time away from corporate America where he penned his first book, Letters for Lucia: 8 Principles for Navigating Adversity, which chronicles the international parental abduction of his 11-month old daughter. The experience of writing of his book sparked a search for deeper meaning on how he could contribute to the success of leaders and organizations through coaching.
David earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Delaware. He completed his Executive MBA at Villanova’s School of Business where he also served as an adjunct professor.
Scott Bunks is a Senior Manager at Johnson & Johnson (J&J) with 15 years of experience in Finance and Compliance. Currently, Scott is a member of the Health Care Compliance & Privacy Data Science & Risk Management team and is responsible for leading J&J’s Enterprise Risk Assessment process and for providing the organization with advanced metrics and dashboards to support the compliance program.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and his Master of Science in Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology. Scott obtained his Healthcare Compliance Certification from Seton Hall Law, is a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP), and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Patricia Ciavarello is the assistant dean of outreach and undergraduate programs at Hofstra University’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business. She directs all programming for over 1,400 undergraduate business students and manages branding and outreach efforts, including the Zarb School’s online and social footprint. Patricia also cultivates employer, alumni and community relationships, developing distinctive experiential opportunities for students and teaches marketing at the undergraduate level. She also has extensive experience within the healthcare industry. Patricia coordinated all marketing efforts for an entire hospital network, creating campaigns that generated over $1 million for six consecutive years and increased visits to over 1 million annually. Patricia earned her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science Degrees in Marketing from Hofstra University.
Marcus Collins is an advertising executive and a translator of human behavior. As a recipient of Advertising Age’s ’40 Under 40′ award, Marcus serves as the Chief Consumer Connections Officer at Doner, where he helps brands create culturally contagious ideas. His strategies and creative contributions have led to the success of PotBelly’s ‘Feed Your Smile’ campaign, Budweiser’s ‘Made In America’ music festival, the launch of the Brooklyn Nets (Hello Brooklyn!), and State Farm’s ‘Cliff Paul’ campaign. Before advertising, he led iTunes + Nike sport music initiatives at Apple and ran digital strategy for Beyoncé.
Beyond the boardroom, Marcus is also a faculty member at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, as a Golden Apple Award nominated lecturer of marketing and Co-Director of the Yaffe Digital Media Initiative. He holds an MBA with an emphasis on Strategic Brand Marketing from the University of Michigan, where he also earned his undergraduate degree in Material Science Engineering. He is a proud Detroit native, a devoted husband, and loving father.
Michael is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded Database Technologies (DBT), Ntirety and his newest venture LicenseFortress. DBT experienced triple-digit growth and was recognized by Deloitte & Touche as the 51st fastest growing technology company in the U.S. and was sold to Level 3 Communications. Ntirety was one of the first Managed Service companies focused on Database Services and was sold to HOSTING. In 2017, Michael was recognized as #42 of the top 100 most influential people in the “cloud industry.” He is also a recognized Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Oracle ACE, and VMware vExpert.
Michael is a Past President of the Independent Oracle Users Group, Founder of the Professional Association of SQL Server, and current President of the IOUG VMware SIG. Michael is the original Oracle Press author, a regular columnist for the Big Data Quarterly and his newest book is Virtualizing SQL Server with VMware: Doing IT Right from VMware Press.
Ruben Delgado is an HR professional with 24 years of human resources experience. Ruben currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Cedar Cove Healthcare Management Group and is responsible for leading and managing the HR and labor relations functions. For the past 13 years, Ruben has also served as an adjunct faculty member at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and has taught HR related courses to undergraduate students.
Ruben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; a Master of Science in Human Resources Management, a Master of Business Administration, a Master of Arts in Education (Higher Ed. Administration), and a PhD in Education (Higher Ed. Administration) from Claremont Graduate University.
Ruben is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Compensation Professional (CCP), Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP), and as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Jodi is an accomplished organizational consultant and educator with a foundation in operational change management. Her mission is to help realize gender equity in the workplace as soon as possible. In addition to being Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Orange Grove Consulting, Jodi is Clinical Professor of Management and Academic MBA Program Director at Suffolk University, Boston, MA. She has worked in organizational development for over 25 years, transforming the way people work at small and large companies. Jodi designs top-tier women’s leadership training for clients that include Skillsoft and Linkage. She has consulted and run workshops for clients such as Accenture, Microsoft Partners, Dimension Data and Oracle. She is co-author of the book, The Orange Line: A Woman’s Guide to Integrating Career, Family, and Life.
Jodi earned her B. Sc. in Management Science from Virginia Tech, her MA in International Development Policy from Duke University and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Business Administration at Temple University.
Bucky Fairfax is a recognized HR leader in international HR and emerging markets with over 20 years of progressive experience as a global human resources leader. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President, Strategic Talent Management at RTI International overseeing Global Talent Acquisition, Organizational Development and Learning, Talent Analytics, Performance Management, and Diversity and Inclusion. His previous positions at RTI include Vice President and Senior HR Business Partner and Vice President for HR and International Offices. He has also held HR leadership and key positions at Conservation International and ChildFund International.
Bucky holds a BA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MBA from Averett University, a certificate for Advanced HR Executive from the University of Michigan, is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resources Management, and is an executive member for Humentum.
Mansour Farhat is a founder of Farhat Accounting Lectures. Farhat Accounting Lectures is a platform for helping Accounting students, CPA and CMA candidates achieving their goals. Currently, Mansour is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Community College of Philadelphia. Mansour is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and runs his own Accounting firm. Mansour is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Mansour earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance and a Master in accountancy from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
Kenneth (Ken) Hudson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the youngest of six children. He can be found spending time with his family including many nieces and nephews. Ken currently works for one of the top five banks in Canada as a Senior Change Consultant. He has worked for CIBC for 21 years. Ken has received his Bachelor of Science, Masters in Business Administration and his Masters in Public Administration. In his spare time, Ken can be found in the gym as a student in group fitness or teaching a Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX), Kickboxing or Spin class. Additionally, he is the Treasurer of his church and a non-profit low income housing organization, The Preston Area Housing Fund. In addition he sits on the Board of Directors for the recreation centre, Cole Harbour Place.
Mike James has over 10 years in the health care sector and is currently in charge of stakeholder engagement across multiple markets at Anthem. In this role, Mike is responsible for developing and leading the execution of a comprehensive market stakeholder engagement and outreach strategy to position Anthem for success for new or existing Medicaid opportunities within the Medicaid pipeline. Prior to this, Mike spent several years on Wall St. working for Empire BlueCross BlueShield in various roles from Director of Product Development/Chief of Staff, Assistant Vice President, and Marketing officer where Mike led the charge for the integration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Mike also led the organization through multiple acquisitions, mergers, and brand change. Mike earned his BA in Communication from Kean University, Marketing from Wharton Business School, and MBA, GM from University of Phoenix.
Mr. Ping Jiang currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Keystone Natural Holdings LLC, which includes operations of Nature Soy LLC in Philadelphia, PA, Veggieland LLC in Parsippany, NJ, and Superior Natural, British Columbia. Ping started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in Shanghai and spent first ten years in his career at the Big Four accounting firms. He changed his career path about ten years ago to take on senior finance management roles at large global companies such as Wal-mart Inc, Tesco PLC, and Zimmer Inc. Ping eventually transitioned to the CFO roles at private or PE backed companies, such as California Republic, PrinJohnson Biopharm, and Keystone Natural.
Ping is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Illinois. He has a Bachelor of Economics degree from Shanghai International Studies University and Master of Science degree from Northern Illinois University. Ping also received MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
Alex Klein is the Senior Supply Chain Solutions Manager at APL Logistics, a global 3PL where he has been employed for the last 20 years. He works with Sales and Business Development, creating supply chain solutions in response to RFPs. He also supports the existing client base, analyzing supply chain processes and making recommendations for improvement. Past experiences include warehousing and transportation Management for a warehousing company in New York and Chicago, as well as corporate strategic management for Conrail, a Tier I US domestic freight railroad.
His educational background includes a BBA from George Washington University in Logistics, Operations and Materials Management and an MBA from Temple University in General and Strategic Management. He was certified by IIEI as an International Trade Logistics Specialist in 2001 and serves as Board Chairman of Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
Christian (Chris) Libutti is a United States Army Veteran who proudly served overseas and currently owns two construction companies. Chris contributes his teamwork and leadership style to serving in the U.S. Army, playing and coaching sports. Chris has over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, working his way from an apprentice to now a successful owner. Chris has designed and built some of the largest projects across the United States, often times beating the budget and delivering the project safely on time.
Chris earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and his MBA from Stetson University. Chris holds an electrical contractor’s license in both California and Florida, as well as a general contractor’s license. Chris is certified as a Project Management Professional, Design-Build Professional and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Professional.
Mo McGuinness is an executive and professional entrepreneur with a 35-year track record of success. She is president of Sylvester’s Fine Foods, Inc., co-owner/operator of Roberto’s, and a private investor and manager of commercial real estate. Her two dynamic restaurants are known for their support of local agriculture, community involvement and “green” practices; Sylvester’s has won multiple “Best of the Valley” awards. As an educator, Mo is an adjunct professor of Business in the School of Science and Management at Bay Path University. She serves as both a volunteer and a board member on several local charities. She is an avid skier and five-time marathon runner.
Mo has earned an MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practices from Bay Path University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a concentration in business, economic and political science.
Abass Mohammed is the co-founder and CFO of Menkoa Inc., a technology solutions start-up based in New York. His responsibilities expand across Finance and Accounting, Human Resources, Legal, Growth strategy and Sales & Marketing. Abass worked as a business executive for over 13 years in the healthcare industry. His accomplishments include generating revenues in various capacities through developing high performing teams.
Abass is a graduate of Columbia University where he earned MSc in Technology Management. He also earned an MA in Economics from Brooklyn College and a Bachelor in Economics and Geography from University of Ghana.
Dr. Calvin Nobles is a cybersecurity scientist and practitioner with 26 years of experience. He authored a book on the integration of technologically advanced aircraft in general aviation. His personal story is featured in the book, Black Men Changing the Narrative Through Education.
Calvin works for Wells Fargo as a Cybersecurity Professional and Privileged Access Policy Analyst supporting the Enterprise Access Management Directorate. He serves as the Chairman, Cybersecurity and Information Technology Advisory Board for the Maryland Center and Bowie State University. Calvin has fulfilled various executive-level leadership positions.
Calvin continues to serve on several national-level cyber councils and associations to shape national-level policies and technological issues in cybersecurity. He routinely presents at cybersecurity conferences, serves as a keynote speaker, and a panel member. He is highly sought for thought leadership on difficult cybersecurity issues and topics.
Calvin Hobbes has a PhD in Management and Engineering Technology from Northcentral University, and a MS in Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, among other degrees.
Decorti Rodgers-Tonge has more than 15 years of experience in internal and compliance audits, and risk consulting. She has in-depth experience in designing, leading and ensuring successful execution of engagements. She also has facilitated training sessions related to productive organizational collaborations, time management, operational efficiencies and building professional habits to improve career success. Decorti currently serves as the Chair of the Undergraduate Accounting Program at Bay Path University, where she provides visionary leadership for the Undergraduate Accounting Program, facilitates undergraduate and graduate courses, advises and mentors students, proactively addresses retention issues, develops curricula, and assesses academic programs.
Decorti earned her MSAT from the University of Hartford, her MBA from Western New England University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
Kirstie is a Nurse Executive with 25 years of healthcare experience – 15 years as a registered professional nurse and 10 years of progressive nursing leadership experience. In her role as the Director of Nursing Systems at NYU Langone Health, she oversees nursing finance and operations in an acute care, matrixed environment. She has extensive experience creating and executing strategies linked to mission-critical priorities such as quality outcomes, operational efficiency, employee engagement and patient experience. She is also an Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate Nursing Administration Program at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing.
Kirstie earned a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The College of Staten Island, City University of New York. She also holds an advanced Nurse Executive certification (NEA-BC) from the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Partha is a Sr. Technology Advisor with primary focus in Data Management and Business Analytics. His specialties include Business Architecture, Data & Analytics Strategy, Business-IT alignment, Leadership and Management. He has a proven track record of building effective teams, managing P&L and growing revenue. He is currently leading few Business Transformation initiatives for Datastrong’s key accounts. Partha has more than 14 years of experience in the information technology and services sector. His career has traversed various industries, including life sciences, book publishing, consulting, customer service, higher education, hedge funds and software development.
Partha earned his MS in Business Analytics from Saint Joseph’s University, where he graduated with distinction. Partha is a member of the International Business Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma. He holds multiple professional certifications and credentials related to big data & analytics, process design and project management.
Sean is a driven, focused professional whose purpose is to enrich lives by providing opportunity, hope and empowerment through collective success. He describes himself as an entrepreneur, mentor, investor, wellness enthusiast, and motivational speaker.
As a rising star with a far-reaching vision, Sean is the Founder of the Wells Group, a holding company and asset management firm with a diversified portfolio of companies in the consultative, health and wellness, real estate, investment and food and beverage industries. Sean also serves as a Senior Executive in his family-owned and operated company, IMSolutions, which specializes in providing professional services to the defense and federal sector.
Prior to joining IMSolutions, Sean has held several management positions in the non-profit and government sector. Sean holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University, as well as a Bachelor’s of Arts in Social Work (BSW) from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Matt is a logistics and supply chain professional with over 15 years of industry experience. He currently leads an Americas-based team of client relationship managers who design process, manage strategic function, and implement solutions for efficiency within clients supply chains. Matt focuses on multinational organizations seeking cycle time reductions while yielding improvements around cash flows and optimization. He has worked in various roles within the Logistics industry starting his career in pricing analytics, shifting to tender and implementation management and most recently in leading a group of key account managers. In addition to working in supply chain, Matt also lectures on the discipline of supply chain management at the collegiate level to both master and undergraduates students.
Matt earned his Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, San Bernardino and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton with a concentration in finance. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB).
Mike Van Wyk is the global Head of Customer Research for Capital Group. Mike has 20 years of industry experience with a focus on using behavioral research to generate insights that drive business growth. Mike joined Capital Group in 2015 after a 17-year career with Procter & Gamble. At P&G, Mike had a wide-ranging career experiences with progressively higher levels of responsibility. At P&G, Mike led consumer insight teams for Health Care, Beauty Care, and Western Europe, as well as the global consumer research capabilities for Behavioral Science, Advanced Analytics and Strategy Development.
Mike holds a B.S from Michigan State University and a MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently resides in Valencia, California.
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