Executive DBA Virtual Information Session Thursday, December 6th - 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.
Ram Arthanari has 12 years of extensive Project Management experience in software implementation. His career began as a senior application programmer at Prophet 21/Epicor, which led to a series of project leadership roles at Fujifilm, Emblem Health, and Independence Blue Cross over the course of 5-6 years. Ram returned to Epicor for a two-year stint as a Senior Project Manager before deciding to switch focus to the Life Sciences industry. Ram then joined Model N Inc. as a Senior Project Manager and specialized in Revenue Management software implementation for the Medtech/Pharma/Hi-tech industries. He led global implementations at Ortho Clinical Diagnostics and Pfizer. Ram left Model N to join ePharmasolutions in 2016 and is currently leading the implementation of clinical trial portals for a study startup at Daiichi Sankyo, while simultaneously managing up to 12 work streams and projects.
Ram graduated from Marist College with a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. Ram also earned an MBA from Drexel University. He is PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, and PSM I certified. Ram has a passion for teaching and hopes to transition into a scholarly practitioner faculty role in the future. He graduated from the AACSB bridge program held at UCLA in June 2017 and is certified as an instructional practitioner.
Matthew Brach is a Finance Scholar Fellow at The Busch School of Business and Economics at The Catholic University of America where he is focusing on financing and strategy issues related to small and medium sized businesses and investor selection methods of private equity fund managers. He has spent most of his career working with and in private equity funds, most notably at Argosy Group and Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Advisory Group.
Matthew earned a BSA in Accountancy from Villanova University and an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, where he was twice awarded the Dingman Entrepreneur Scholarship. Matthew has inactive CPA licenses in Maryland and Pennsylvania and sits on the board of the Agora Institute.
In her role as Franklin University’s Chief of Staff, Christi Cabungcal is a member of the President’s cabinet. She works to support the achievement of organizational goals by aligning human capital and infrastructure strategies with the university’s mission and strategic plan. With more than 18 years of progressive leadership experience and a strong orientation toward employee engagement and professional development, Christi partners with university leadership to promote a culture of collaboration and empowerment by encouraging others to motivate, challenge, and support team members and colleagues. Christi is an active member of Human Resources and participates in key organizations, including the College and University Professionals in Human Resources, the Society for Human Resources Management, and the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio. Christi’s previous experience includes leadership roles with Sears, Roebuck and Co., Tailored Management, and MacTools.
Christi earned a BS in Psychology, as well as an MBA, both from Otterbein College. She supports her community as a member of the Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Kitchen Cabinet, HRACO’s mentor program, and the executive board of the American Council on Education’s Ohio Women’s Network. Christi also serves on the Board of Directors for Goodwill Columbus.
Ivan Cardona is a senior level advisor with a career that expands more than 20 years of C-Suite management support for corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. He is credited with repeated success guiding sizable communications, marketing, and public relations ventures, as well as developing teams for the design, redesign, and launch of regional and national strategies. Ivan has extensive experience in leveraging new and existing business relationships to better achieve corporate goals and objectives. By forging solid relationships with partners and stakeholders and building consensus across multiple organizational levels, Ivan has established a reputation as a transformational leader who is driven by challenge, undeterred by obstacles, and committed to furthering standards of excellence. Ivan’s biggest asset is a solid mix of expertise and training in areas such as corporate communications, public relations and branding, market positioning and product awareness, integrated marketing strategies, community outreach programs, international media relations, event development and promotions, and strategic promotional campaigns.
Eleonora Carr has worked in higher education for over 15 years and is currently employed by Stockton University. She graduated from Rutgers College with a Degree in Economics with an Accounting Concentration and received her MBA from Georgian Court University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of NJ. She has 35 years of experience in the retail and manufacturing, not-for-profit, banking, and auditing industries. She was a tax manager at Citibank and an adjunct professor, teaching courses in finance and accounting. Eleonora also assisted in the founding of a non-profit organization for homeless families and served as a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Finance Committee.
Fatemeh Babaei Chahardeh was a business analyst, project leader, and cost specialist for almost 10 years at an Iranian home appliance company. She developed the culture of cost management in the traditional company and was able to implement the Activity Based Costing (ABC) project in the manufacturing company. She is experienced in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), 5S, and the Kanban and Kaizen concepts in different scopes. She also proposed modern ideas about the application of mathematical methods to new and quantitative solutions. Fatemeh teaches many mathematical fields, including geometry, calculus, algebra, trigonometry and operational research. She is currently researching innovative methods for prediction in business aspects.
Fatemeh completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Finance at Rasht University and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Guilan University of Iran.
Karl Cheney is a Management Consultant and Owner of Castlebar Solutions, Inc. Based in Philadelphia, Karl specializes in governance, quality, and risk management for projects and programs. Karl has taught courses focused on project management and Six Sigma to various private and governmental organizations at Rowan College at Gloucester County in New Jersey. He spent 16 years in the US Army in positions of progressively increasing leadership responsibility. As a consultant, he has worked with a wide range of clients from diverse industries and often writes on his blog about applying Bayesian Risk Management to projects.
During his military service, Karl completed a BA and MA in History through Norwich University. He also has a Masters in Project Management from Penn State University and is graduating from Rutgers University with a Master’s in Public Administration in the Fall 2017. Karl holds multiple professional certifications and credentials related to project management.
Michael Chillino is a Senior Strategic Technical Account Manager and Team Lead for the Northeast Global Accounts at VMware, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. Michael manages the customer relationships and product portfolios for two of VMware’s largest customers. Additionally, he focuses on driving both product and services acceleration and adoption. Michael is currently leading ROI initiatives using data analytics and probability for decision optimization to grow VMware’s business. Michael has 17 years of experience in the information technology and services sector. His career has traversed various industries, including automotive, hotel, consulting, healthcare, and software. Before joining VMware, Michael was most recently an Enterprise Systems Engineer at RWJ Barnabas Health in New Jersey.
Michael attended Bloomsburg University as an undergraduate and completed his BS in Information Technology at Capella University. Michael also has an Executive MBA from Rider University, where he graduated with distinction and is a member of the International Business Honors Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Shawn Edwards is the Chief Diversity Officer at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel is a historic, four-year, public, state, military institution. While her current focus is on diversity, equity, and inclusion, Shawn has expertise in human resources and non-profit management and was previously an Associate Vice President at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Shawn has served on a number of panels, facilitated workshops and focus groups, and has presented at meetings, conferences, and organizations. She has served on several non-profit boards and volunteers in the community. Additionally, Shawn is an adjunct instructor for The Citadel, The College of Charleston, and Trident Technical College.
Shawn is a certified HR professional, having earned the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) designations. She earned her MBA from Walden University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Webster University.
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Faint is a career US Army officer currently serving as the director of the Officership Program at the United States Military Academy at West Point. Prior to West Point, Charlie served in a variety of military assignments, including the 101st Airborne Division, the 5th Special Forces Group, the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and the Joint Special Operations Command. He deployed seven times to Afghanistan and Iraq and also served in Egypt and the Republic of Korea.
He holds three master’s degrees, the most recent of which is from Yale University. Concurrently with his job in the Army, Charlie owns and operates The Havok Journal, a mid-sized online publication focused on serving the Veteran Community. Charlie is due to retire from the Army in the summer of 2018 and looks forward to putting his Fox School education to work in a second career.
Amin Husseini joined Arab Bank at its main office in Jordan in 1994, where he started his career in international banking. He was Executive Vice President and Head of Financial Institutions and Transactional Banking until 2009, when he moved to Bahrain to head the bank’s operations in that location. He served five years as the General Manager of the Arab Bank Off-Shore Banking Unit out of Manama, where along with managing a balance sheet of USD7Bln, his remit involved overseeing the bank’s retail and wholesale divisions and its regional client coverage. In January 2014, and after serving 20 years at Arab Bank, Amin joined Oman Arab Bank as the Chief Executive Officer. Oman Arab Bank is Oman’s fourth largest bank, has a balance sheet of OMR2.5Bln (USD6Bln), a nationwide network of 65 branches, and 1,200 employees. Oman Arab Bank is a leading financial institution in the Sultanate of Oman in corporate, commercial, SME, retail, and investment banking. Amin completed the 4-year turnaround strategy, and as part of the succession plan, he stepped down from his position in Feb 2018 and is now managing the transition and hand-over period which is expected to last until the summer of 2018.
Amin earned a BSc in Physics from Yarmouk University in Jordan and an MBA from Fort Hays State University in Kansas, USA.
Benjamin (Ben) Lipschutz is a retired United States Army veteran who currently holds the position of Chair, Department of Business in the School of Business at Central Penn College. After being medically retired from the service due to an injury incurred overseas, he started a second career in academics. Before transitioning to higher education, he previously taught business and career education at the high school level, in addition to special education at the middle school level. Ben utilizes his unique background in the college setting by creating engaging and innovative classroom experiences for his students through both on-ground and online formats. He teaches courses in financial accounting, managerial accounting, finance, international business, organizational leadership, international business, insurance, investments, information management systems, and entrepreneurship. Ben’s research to date has focused on student learning processes and how e-learning platforms can help narrow the achievement gap of students.
Ben earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Central Penn College, and he went on to earn a BS in Business Education, an MBA, and a Masters in Special Education, all from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. He also holds Pennsylvania State Teaching Certifications in Business Education and Special Education.
Gina McKeever is currently an Assistant Vice President and Real Estate Analyst at Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, an industry leading commercial real estate company providing solutions for the life cycle of clients’ multifamily and commercial property assets. With more than 12 years of experience in commercial real estate finance, Gina is responsible for acquisition and disposition, asset review and financial analysis, investment strategy development, due diligence support, market overview and analysis, portfolio and property valuation, rehabilitation and repositioning feasibility analysis, potential development analysis, and formal loan submissions for Berkadia’s loan origination group. Most notably, Gina served as lead underwriter for the $200 million+ Freddie Mac refinance of a landmark building in the Wall Street area of Manhattan.
Gina received her MBA with a concentration in Real Estate from Monmouth University and a BA in Economics and BS in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego.
Paul Murphy currently serves as a corporate controller for a solar energy company, where he provides financial and business strategy expertise to domestic energy markets and works to help the company achieve and exceed targeted expense savings goals. Prior to working in solar power, Paul worked for a global manufacturing company, Thwing-Albert, Inc. His main responsibilities included developing and employing best practice strategies for managing the company’s accounting information systems, supply chain, foreign currency risk, cash flows, customer credit risk, and expectations of external stakeholders, as well as maximizing shareholder value.
Paul received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Rowan University and four Master’s Degrees from Rutgers University, most recently of which was a Master’s Degree in Accounting in May 2017.
Terry Namkung has served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and currently serves as the Command Civil Engineer Inspector, a position relative to The Office of Inspector General for the Federal Communications Commission. Terry manages inspections of over 225 Air Combat Command units. His notable experiences include Operations Superintendent of a 350-man organization in the National Capital Region and Unaccompanied Housing Superintendent for over 5,280 occupants in the Pacific Air Forces sector.
Terry received his MBA from Auburn University and a BS in Strategic Leadership from Southwestern University. In addition, with his business acumen, Terry started a renewable energy company, DC Energy Systems, and represented his company and school at the coveted Rice University Business Plan competition in April 2017.
Devin Nesbitt is an Institutional Review Specialist with the U.S. Department of Education and is responsible for oversight services of eligible postsecondary Title IV schools and their servicers. He also serves as an Officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. Having served a total of 13 years in the military to date, some of his previous positions include Blackhawk (UH60) Helicopter Crew Chief and Maintenance Supervisor, Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Communications Officer, Brigade Automation Manager, Deputy Operations Officer, and Brigade Budget Officer. With over 10 years of leadership experience, he has received numerous accolades, such as the Leadership Excellence award, Distinguished Honor Graduate, Academic Honor Graduate, and the Army Finance School’s Commandant’s List, and he has also received various Army service awards and campaign medals.
Devin earned his MBA from the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Pacific Lutheran University.
Randolph Nordby is the Graduate Director of Real Estate and Finance Programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business, the Executive-in-Residence at American University, and an Advanced Expert Consultant at Commodity Futures and Trading Commissions. Randy is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has worked as an investment portfolio manager and valuation expert at many firms, including Morgan Stanley, Calvert Investments, BB&T, Sol Capital, and Wachovia. Randy was recently part of the first 150 global candidates to complete the Fundamentals of Sustainability Analysis (FSA) designation, which attempts to quantify the link between material sustainability information and a company’s financial performance.
Randy holds an MSF from American University, an MBA from Shenandoah University, an MA in Economics from George Mason University, and a BA in Political Science from Virginia Tech. Randy has earned the right to use the CFA and FSA designations.
Amber Roberts has over 15 years of experience in medical research operations and management. Amber recently joined Cooper University Hospital, where she has been focusing on operations, infrastructure, and quality assurance of the oncology research program. Prior to joining Cooper, Amber was at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Neurology, where she was responsible for budget development and negotiations, as well as regulatory and clinical activities, for neuro-immunology research trials.
Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Temple University. Amber’s research interests include revenue models and their impact on patient care, education, and research at healthcare institutions.
Manu Srini Sivaraman is the Assistant Operations Manager of the Operations Department and senior license holder at the Susquehanna nuclear facility. Governing all licensee based decisions at the plant, he is responsible for departmental strategy and vision implementation for over 120 personnel in a facility that generates over 2500 megawatts of electricity for the Northeastern U.S. With 17 years of plant management experience, including the US Navy Nuclear Propulsion program, he is a qualified power plant engineer and achieved a Senior Reactor Operator license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. As an Operations Outage Manager, he led/resourced operations activities for a $52 million outage over 40 days. Prior to his current role, he was a Shift Manager/Emergency Director, where he was responsible for nuclear safety and reliable/economic plant operation.
Manu received a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology and an MBA in Management from Excelsior College in Albany, NY.
Gerald Hubbard Smalls is the Dean and Professor of Accounting for the Tyrone Adam Burroughs School of Business and Economics. Atty. Smalls has over 20 years of extensive corporate and higher education experience with emphasis in the areas of business law, accounting, and taxation. He received his BS in engineering from South Carolina State University and his MBA in Finance from Atlanta University. While serving his country in various military conflicts, he was appointed to the position of Assistant Deputy Chief Finance Officer for the United States Army Military Intelligence Command. Atty. Smalls went on to receive his Juris Doctorate in Law from Howard University Law School and subsequently worked as an associate with the law firm of Nelson Mullins. He received his LL.M. in taxation and partnership accounting from Georgetown University and completed additional post-doctoral studies in higher education at Harvard University.
Todd Tucker is a Senior Vice President with ParkWhiz, Inc., based in Chicago. He oversees all B2B sales and market development for this international, web and app-based, parking systems data and reservations platform. He also oversees the company’s legal department. ParkWhiz is one of the world’s first parking data and reservation services. ParkWhiz leads today’s industry with unique partnerships, such as with Ford Motor Company, where ParkWhiz powers portions of their navigation services in vehicles. ParkWhiz is an integral part of the future ecosystem of the autonomous vehicle. Todd has two decades of experience working in the area of transportation management and commercial real estate. His research interests include negotiation, argumentation, urban planning, and data analytics.
Todd’s education includes a BA from Marshall University in West Virginia, an MBA with high honors from Central Michigan University, and a Law Degree from the University of Detroit-Mercy, where he graduated second in his law school class. Todd is a licensed attorney and a veteran, having served with the United States Marine Corps 1st Combat Engineer Battalion during ground combat operations in Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
Fred Udochi is the Chief Audit Executive of the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, NeighborWorks America, a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC. NeighborWorks America provides grants, training, and technical assistance to organizations in the housing and community development industry. NeighborWorks has a network of more than 240 community development organizations. Fred has over 20 years of progressive and consistent experience in internal audit operations and is responsible for overseeing these operations and enterprise risk management practices, including obtaining assurance on compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
Fred earned a BS in Economics from the University of Ife in Nigeria, as well as an MBA from the University of Baltimore and an MHS in Health Financial Management from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Fred is also a certified internal audit (CIA) professional and holds a certification in risk management assurance (CRMA).
Edward currently leads BPM’s Corporate Finance Practice Group and has over 25 years of experience in consulting and financial management, including specific experience in business restructuring, dispute resolution, and leadership advisory services. Prior to BPM, he was a partner at a boutique advisory services firm that provided financial analysis, fiduciary services, and problem resolution of asset situations nationwide. Edward also spent nine years at a national accounting and consulting firm, where he gained significant experience in business valuation, business start-ups, and executive leadership. He began his career managing the problem-asset portfolio in the successful turnaround of a large East Coast thrift.
Edward is an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and received his MBA from Indiana University. He is on the faculty at San Jose State University and lives in Los Gatos, CA with his wife, Carol.
Christopher M. Wong is a Director at NYC Health + Hospitals, which is the nation’s largest integrated municipal health care delivery system. In his Corporate Planning role, Christopher has focused on public-private health care and housing strategic partnerships and other high-profile projects. He previously worked at Mount Sinai, a premier academic health system in New York City, where he supported the Dean’s Office leadership with operational oversight initiatives. Christopher also held analytic roles at the New York State Housing Finance Agency, Citigroup, and JPMorgan Chase.
Christopher earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an MS from Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. Beyond these programs, he completed a graduate level advanced certificate in public health at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Christopher holds a BS in Finance and Marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
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