Since 1988, I have been a mentor in the area of Business, Management, and Economics (BME) at Empire State College (SUNY).  My educational background includes a B.S. in Business Administration, Accounting and Economics; a M.B.A.; a M.Ed. in Guidance and Counseling from Gannon University; and an Advanced Management Program Certification from the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.  I have been with Empire State College since 1988.  I have worked with students in face to face mentoring, structured online courses, graduate studies, and Forum West Residencies.  I particularly enjoy instructing courses related to health services, business ethics and entrepreneurship. I have more than 30 years experience in industry and have taught classes at various other colleges and universities in the region (including Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College.  For almost 20 years, I was a member of the advisory committee of the Enterprise Development Center of Erie County, Inc. (PA) which provides an industrial incubator of new business formation and job creation.  I have been involved innumerous consulting assignments aimed at helping both entrepreneurs' and intrapreneurs' efforts in a wide variety of business situations.I am a member of the International Society for Planning and Strategic Management; the Planning Forum, which monitors new developments in the field, conducts research and evaluates complementary and conflicting information; and the Society of Health Care Management and Marketing of the American Hospital Association.  For the past six years, I have served on the board of Metro Health Care Center as treasurer and as board president of Prompt Care, an emergency care entity with several research centers.The studies that I do with students cover several areas:  Marketing, Economics, Management and Leadership Theory, Legal Environment of Business, Operations Management, Organizational Theory, Business Ethics, Business Policy, International Business, Health Services, and Entrepreneurship.  I provide studies mostly at the undergraduate level.  In addition to doing Educational Planning with students that I advise, my work with students covers several broad areas.  I can provide studies that apply to most of the area of study guidelines for Business, Management and Economics: economics, ethical and social responsibility, quantitative skills, understanding people in an organizational context, and understanding organizations with broader contexts.  I can also provide many studies needed for concentrations under this area of study, such as accounting (including non-profit), marketing, finance, management, legal environment, various capstone studies, international business, entrepreneurship, health services, operations management, and human resource management.  I enjoy the opportunity to engage in more individualized studies.  One of my main areas of interest is one that deals with entrepreneurship--particularly its influence and relationship to society in general.  I also have a keen interest in mentoring studies in the area of health services and more recently, the industry of Tourism.  I have always found it very rewarding to guide students through those studies that will help them become better managers, in an effort to create a more productive and competitive workforce.

 


 

Degrees

  • MBA in Management from Case Western Reserve University
  • M.Ed. in Business Administration from Gannon University
  • BS in Guidance and Counseling from Gannon University