Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurship

Gwen Jones, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Chair, Management and Entrepreneurship Department

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W11
Phone: 973-443-8763

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2139
Phone: 201-692-7222

Dr. Jones specializes in organizational behavior, business ethics, change management, management and leadership skills development, and human resource management. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, Organization Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, and Journal of Business Ethics among others, and has been honored with numerous awards from journals and professional organizations. Dr. Jones has helped organizations through a variety of change initiatives for the past 20 years, including executive coaching, large-scale culture change, top management team building, strategic planning, visioning, redesigning of appraisal systems and analysis and redesign of organizational processes.

James G. Almeida, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8801

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2208
Phone: 201-692-7287

Prior to moving to the United States, Dr. Almeida worked in the Indian pharmaceutical industry in sales, marketing, and product management positions. He has also spent a year as a visiting researcher in entrepreneurship at the London Business School. As the Associate Dean of the Silberman College, Dr. Almeida has spearheaded the development of the college’s global strategy and is the lead architect of the global capstone experience for students in their Global MBA program. He presently serves on the advisory board of two technology-based ventures; one in the educational sector and one in the biotech sector. Dr. Almeida’s research focuses on a broad range of issues pertaining to small and medium sized enterprises, including technology-based new ventures. It has been presented at various national and international conferences and published in a number of leading journals in the discipline. He is currently researching entrepreneurial decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, and is working with his co-author in Monaco to research the importance of network building activities on the success of new ventures.

Stephen Bear, D.P.S.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2134
Phone: 201-692-7234

Dr. Bear teaches human resource management, business ethics, organizational behavior, and pharmaceutical management. His research interests include the willingness to mentor, factors influencing mentorship quality, and the role of trust in mentoring and coaching relationships. Prior to joining FDU he worked for over twenty years in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries in human resources, general management and marketing. He has also served as an executive coach and strategy consultant in a variety of industries.

Scott J. Behson, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2133
Phone: 201-692-7233

Dr. Behson teaches Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. As a national expert in work and family issues, Scott was a featured speaker at the recent White House Summit on Working Families. He is the author of the Amazon.com best-seller, The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home, has published 17 journal articles, presented over 50 times at prestigious national and international conferences, won six research awards, is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Work-Family Research, and was recently named as a Who’s Who in Work-Family Research by the Sloan Work-Family Research Network. Scott also founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces.

Domenick Celentano, MBA

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8801

Domenick Celentano develops state-of-the-art curriculum for his classes with the objective to enhance student learning and engagement in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Small Business Management, Business Planning Forum and Principles of Marketing. He recently developed the new Marketing Communications course for the fully online MS in Digital Marketing. He is CEO of Celentano & Company assisting entrepreneurs in brand positioning, brand strategy and lean startup techniques such as minimum viable product and the business model canvas. He consults with mid-sized family businesses, bridging founding and successor generations. Professor Celentano founded FoodBevXpert to help food entrepreneurs create and manage sustainable food brands. He is frequently quoted in the press about food trends driving the market and also publishes content focusing on new product launches, social media and digital marketing in the food industry. His food focus comes from 25 years working in key positions in his family business, Celentano Bros., Inc. the well-known brand of Italian frozen foods in the North East.

Gerard W. Cleaves, MBA

Senior Lecturer

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2226
Phone: 201-692-7239

Professor Cleaves has more than 20 years experience in business and organizational development. This experience comes primarily in the global supply chain management software and consulting industry serving multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies. He teaches business ethics and in our pharmaceutical management MBA program.

Kent Fairfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2123
Phone: 201-692-7230

Dr. Fairfield teaches Organizational Behavior, Interpersonal Skills in Organizations, and Organization Theory. He emphasizes connecting students to the world of work through the use of business mentors and community service projects that offer the chance for “learning management by doing management.” His research concerns interdependence between individuals and groups as well as the factors contributing to sustainable business practices.

Gerard F. Farias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC8
Phone: 973-443-8879

Dr. Farias teaches Change Management, Sustainability, Service Learning, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests are in the areas of Sustainability, Human Values, Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership.

Joel I. Harmon, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC7
Phone: 973-443-8792

Dr. Joel Harmon has served in numerous leadership positions for the University and for professional associations, including serving as President of the Eastern Academy of Management and of the FDU Faculty Senate. Before joining academia, he held several management positions in industry. Striving to “make a difference,” Dr. Harmon specializes in corporate sustainability, focusing on linkages between people, learning practices and business performance. He has carried out major research and consulting projects with many well respected organizations and has published extensively in a variety of leading academic and practitioner journals receiving awards for his papers and case studies.

Tiffany Keller-Hansbrough, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, M20
Phone: 973-443-8298

Dr. Keller-Hansbrough teaches Organizational Behavior and Leadership courses at the undergraduate and MBA level. She has previously served as Director of David Brain Leadership Program at Baldwin-Wallace College and on the faculty of University Richmond. Her research focuses on leader-follower relationships, implicit leadership theories, destructive leadership, and levels of analysis issues and appears in Leadership Quarterly, Human Relations, Organizational Research Methods, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Eun-Jeong Ko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8852

Dr. Ko's research interests include entrepreneurship, human capital, relational capital, and social cognition. Dr. Ko previously taught entrepreneurship courses and received the Dr. Torpey Teaching Award at Syracuse University. Her papers have been published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings and Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, and presented at the AOM, BCERC, and FERC. She also brings to FDU her eight years of professional experience as a management consultant and strategist, specialized in new business developments, in the United States and Asia — in South Korea, Hong Kong, and India. Her experience includes consulting with top managements in major telecommunication and financial companies.

Isabella Krysa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: 249
Phone: 604-648-4498

Dr. Krysa teaches organizational behavior, international management, strategic management and business ethics. Her research interests are in organizational history, cross-cultural comparisons on leadership effectiveness, and organizational diversity. In her research on diversity in the workplace, Dr. Krysa focuses on identifying systemic barriers of minority populations in the workplace and finding solutions to create inclusive organizations.

Osita Nwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC6
Phone: 973-443-8860

Dr. Nwachukwu teaches Business in a Global Society and Strategic Management Forum. Recent research interests have included "Determinants of Small Business Performance: “A Meta-Analysis" and “Effect of the quality of host country institutions on reinvestment by United States multinationals: a panel data

Dennis J. Scotti

Professor of Management; Alfred E. Driscoll Professor of Healthcare & Life Sciences Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8093

Dr. Scotti teaches graduate-level courses in health systems & policy, healthcare quality management, life sciences research, strategic management and organization behavior. His research interests include healthcare reform, managed medical care, healthcare planning, and patient satisfaction. Professor Scotti is also a consultant to a variety of healthcare organizations.

Gordon G. Sollars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2126
Phone: 201-692-7331

Before teaching at FDU, primarily in business ethics, he worked for fifteen years in the financial services industry, and was a vice president at Kidder, Peabody & Co., Merrill Lynch, and Chemical Bank. His research interests include: the ethics of product and shareholder liability, use of game theory in business ethics, and social contract theory as a model for business ethics.

J. Daniel Wischnevsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2124
Phone: 201-792-7244

Dr. Wischnevsky teaches courses in the areas of strategic management and organizational change. His research and consulting interests include the processes and outcomes of strategic and organizational change and the management of innovation. His research has been published in various refereed journals. Two of his recent articles have received scholarly and professional awards.

Professors Emeritus

  • Dr. Mary Beaven, Professor of Management (Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany)
  • Dr. Richard Ottaway, Professor of Management (Ph.D., University of Manchester, England)
  • Dr. Daniel Twomey, Professor of Management (DBA, Kent State University)