Faculty of Management and Entrepreneurship

Management Faculty

Gwen Jones, Professor of Management

Chair, Management and Entrepreneurship Department

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, M6;
Phone: 973-443-8763

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2188
Phone: 201-692-7222

  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College;
  • B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison;
  • M.S., St. Mary's University;
  • Ph.D., University of Albany

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.

Stephen Bear, Assistant Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, M20
Phone: 973-448-8763

  • B.A. Duke University;
  • M.B.A. Harvard University,
  • D.P.S. Pace University

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, Professor of Management

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

  • B.S., Cornell University;
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

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. He was named the Silberman College of Business Teacher of the Year for 2010-2011. Scott also founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more supportive workplaces. He writes regularly for the Harvard Business Review Online, Huffington Post and the Good Men Project, and has also written for Time and theWall Street Journal. Scott has appeared on MSNBC, CBS This Morning, Bloomberg radio and NPR Morning Edition, and his work has been featured on such sites as the Atlantic, Esquire, MSN Money and Salary.com.

Gerard W. Cleaves, Clinical Assistant Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2143
Phone: 201-692-7239

  • B.S., Lehigh University;
  • M.S., Princeton University;
  • M.B.A., Harvard University

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, Associate Professor of Management

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

  • A.B., University of Illinois;
  • M.B.A., Harvard University;
  • M.A., Ph.D., Columbia University

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, Associate Professor of Management

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

  • B.Com., Ness Wadia College of Commerce, India;
  • M.B.A., Xavier Labor Relations Institute, India;
  • M.S., Ph.D., Texas Tech University

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, Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, C4
Phone: 973-443-8792

  • B.A., City College of New York, City University of New York;
  • M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Dr. Joel Harmon is a Professor of Management in the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University, the Executive Director of its Institute for Sustainable Enterprise, and a Distinguished Faculty Fellow of its Center for Human Resource Management. He joined FDU in 1993 (following 10 years at Rutgers University Graduate School of Management). Dr. Harmon earned his masters in environmental sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic University and his doctorate in organization transformation strategy from the State University of New York at Albany. He 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 such organizations as AT&T, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Ricoh, Roche Pharmaceuticals, Toyota-Raymond, and the US Department of Veterans affairs. He has secured funding for his projects from the Alcoa, Constellation Energy, First Energy, Geraldine R. Dodge, Kessler, PSEG, Robert Wood Johnson, TD Bank, and National Science Foundations. He has published extensively in a variety of leading academic and practitioner journals (including Health Care Management, People and Strategy, Case Research, Human Resource Planning, Cost Management, Group Decision & Negotiation, Organization Behavior & Human Decision Processes and Organization Management), receiving awards for his papers and case studies. Dr. Harmon’s case studies on AT&T (the largest US telecommunications firm) and Findwhat.com and Overture (the pioneers of pay-for-performance search engines) have appeared in leading strategic-management textbooks.

Tiffany Keller-Hansbrough, Associate Professor in Management

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

  • Ph.D from State University of New York at Buffalo in Organizational Behavior.

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. Dr. Hansbrough is a member of Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Osita Nwachukwu, Associate Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, M6
Phone: 973-443-8860

  • BS ;
  • B.S.B.A.;
  • M.B.A., Xavier University;
  • Ph.D., University of Mississippi.

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

Metropolitan Campus:
Phone: 201-692-7236

  • B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook;
  • M.B.A., Adelphi University; M.S.,
  • Ph.D., Temple University

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, Associate Professor of Management

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

B.A., Pomona College; M.B.A., The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Rutgers School of Law; Ph.D., University of Virginia.
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.

Isabella Krysa, Assistant Professor of Management

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

  • B.A., Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada;
  • M.A., Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada;
  • Ph.D., Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada.

Dr. Krysa teaches organizational behavior, international management, strategic management and business ethics. During her Ph.D., she taught at universities in Canada, Vietnam and China. 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.

J. Daniel Wischnevsky, Associate Professor of Management

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

  • Licenciatura in Psychology, Universidad de Buenos Aires;
  • M.B.A., Rutgers University;
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University.

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.
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Professors Emeritus

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

Part-time Management Faculty

Our part-time faculty bring a wealth knowledge to the classroom with their years of professional experience and the ability to apply theory to current business practices.

Charles Creamer, Lecturer in Management

  • B.A., St. Peter’s College;
  • M.A., Pace University;
  • Ph.D., Capella University.

Professor Creamer teaches courses in Human Resources Management, Labor Relations, Organizational Behavior and Business Ethics. He is also a consultant on labor issues for the State of New Jersey and sits on the Board of Directors of a mid-cap corporation in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Angelo Dinome, Lecturer in Management

  • B.S., Manhattan College;
  • M.B.A., City University of NY, Baruch College.

Professor Dinome teaches Interpersonal Skills in Business. During Professor Dinome’s professional career with Port Authority of NJ/NY, he worked as the Assistant Director in World Trade and Economic Development, Government and Community Affairs and Aviation. He is currently the CEO and Chairman of Foundation for the Handicapped.

Diana Krajewski, Lecturer in Management

  • A.A.S., SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology;
  • B.S., Rutgers University;
  • M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Professor Krajewski teaches courses in Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Management, and Cross Cultural Management. Professor Krajewski has significant experience in program management and project development for major corporations and volunteer organizations in the domestic and international arenas. She has a solid background in human resource management, career counseling, business strategy and design, non-profit administration and volunteer development. Currently Professor Krajewski works for Luminara LLCa privately owned consulting firm focused on needs assessment and process improvement strategy for talent operations in major corporations and the non-profit sector.

Bill Moore, Lecturer in Management

  • B.A., Seton Hall University;
  • M.B.A., Seton Hall University;

Mr. Moore teaches courses in Interpersonal Skills in Business and Managing Self and Others. He is currently a consultant helping companies develop and implement strategic organization development  initiatives.  He also held various senior leadership positions for K. Hovnanian Enterprises and AT&T.

Jerry Reynolds, Lecturer in Management, BSBA, M.B.A., Iona College. Professor Reynolds teaches Management of the Sales Force. He has extensive experience as a senior operating and management executive for leading technology companies. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer for Wireless Channels Inc., and VP of Sales, Operations and Business Development for Sprint Nextel Communications. He is currently the Principal for Manchester Consulting Services.

Mary Sakin, Lecturer in  Management

  • B.S., Seton Hall University;
  • M.B.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University;

Ms. Sakin teaches courses in Interpersonal Skills in Business and Organizational Behavior.

Professionally she has been a National Account Representative and Account Manager for Dun & Bradstreet.



John SarnoJohn Sarno, Lecturer in Management,

  • B.A., Ramapo College;
  • M.A., Seton Hall University;
  • J.D., Seton Hall University.

Professor Sarno teaches courses in Business, Law, and Ethics. Professor Sarno’s early career was spent advocating for equal rights and access for people with disabilities. A law degree and judicial clerkship launched a practice in complex litigation in federal and state courts. He is currently President and General Counsel, of Employers Association of New Jersey where he advises employers on fair labor practices.

Entrepreneurship Faculty

James G. Almeida, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and the Associate Dean for the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. He has a Ph.D. in strategic management and entrepreneurship from the University of South Carolina. He also holds an MMS degree as well as a B.Pharm degree from the University of Bombay. 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 previously served as the chair of the Marketing and Entrepreneurship department. 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.

Ethne Swartz, Ph.D., is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Silberman College of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in Management from The Manchester School of Management, University of Manchester Science and Technology Institute, Manchester, England. She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology from Rhodes University, South Africa and a BA in Sociology/ Psychology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research and teaching interests include entrepreneurship and innovation, management of technology, business continuity and crisis management. From 1994 to October 1999 Dr. Swartz taught Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at Leicester Business School, DeMontfort University in Leicester, England, where she was instrumental in setting up a center for research into business continuity management. Her work has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she has presented at national and international conferences. Prior to her academic career Dr. Swartz was recruited as a Graduate-in-Training by General Motors (South Africa) and as Personnel Officer by Kodak (South Africa).

Domenick Celentano is a faculty member whose focus is Small Business Management . In addition to teaching at Silberman College, Domenick created The FoodPreneur providing Professional Educational Forums tailored to early and mid-stage Entrepreneurs in the specialty food industry. His food focus comes from 25 years working in his family business, Celentano Bros. Inc.Domenick's firm, Celentano & Company works with a wide range of New Jersey Family Businesses. He has a BS in Business Administration from Montclair State University. He received an MBA from St. Joseph's University and is currently pursuing a Post Masters Certificate in Food Marketing. Domenick is a frequent speaker; examples are the New York Fancy Food Show, Association for Corporate Growth and The New Jersey/Italy Trade Council.

Dr. Eun-Jeong Ko is an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Silberman College of Business. Her 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. She holds her MBA from MIT Sloan and a BA in Business Administration & French Literature at Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. 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 listed in Fortune 500s.

Al Golzari is an adjunct faculty member of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Fairleigh Dickinson University and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing and Merchandising at Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in New York City. Presently, Golzari works in the retailing industry, and has worked for such companies as Federated Department Stores, Associated Merchandising Corporation (a division of Target Corp) and bath and bedding fashions manufacturer, WestPoint Home. His diversified background in merchandising, retailing, global sourcing and product development has provided him with broad insight into the mechanics of the global business community as a result of extensive overseas travel. His business experience also includes working closely with consumer goods companies and top-tier consumer brands such as Disney, Harley Davidson, etc. Golzari also has consulting experience educating companies in direct sourcing practices and private-brand strategy. He holds a BA in Sociology from New York University and an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. A native of northern New Jersey, he currently resides in New York City.

Lindsey Greene Barrett, is president of Women Throughout Time, an organization that provides a series of lectures, seminars and workshops for and about women. Lindsey founded Women Throughout Time to further women’s history education and provide programs for businesswomen and women entrepreneurs. Lindsey graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 with a B.A. in English and a History minor. After graduation, she began working for Singleton Browne Corporation, an entrepreneurial venture in industrial and residential construction and development started in 1965 by her father. For the last eight years, Lindsey has acted as manager of the firm’s industrial holdings in Upper Saddle River, NJ. Lindsey received her M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2007, and is currently an adjunct faculty member at FDU teaching two entrepreneurial classes, “Women as Entrepreneurs” and “Business Ventures Capstone.” Lindsey Greene Barrett resides in Wyckoff, NJ with her husband Nicholas. She is active in several local organizations on a volunteer basis, including the Hermitage, a historic house museum and history education center, the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey and FDU’s Sands of Time: Exposure to Greatness. Lindsey continues to teach on an adjunct basis at FDU, uphold her position at Singleton Browne Corporation, and advance Women Throughout Time.

Jack Killion, an adjunct faculty member, currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Rothman Institute, is the Managing General Partner of the Eagle Rock Diversified fund, a five year old fund-of-hedge funds developed for accredited individual and institutional investors. Jack's previous 35 years of experience includes consulting with top managements in Fortune 500s while with McKinsey & Company following which he successfully developed companies in a range of sectors from providing venture capital funding to emerging companies, industrial polymer processing equipment manufacturing, consumer and business-to-business publishing and agriculture. He has served on the boards of U.S. and international corporations as well as with major non-profits. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale and an MS in Industrial management from MIT. He taught previously as an adjunct professor at Rutgers and Montclair State Universities.

George J. Maddaloni, an adjunct faculty member, is currently Managing Director and Founder, TVM Associates, a management consulting firm that assists clients in capitalizing on opportunities in high-tech, high-growth markets and launching new businesses. He brings to FDU thirty years of experience in strategic/business planning, product management, engineering, design and development while at Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Western Electric. He has also been the President of a wireless equipment startup, Celletra, Inc as well as a Principal at PA Consulting. He holds an MBA from Hofstra University, an MS in Industrial Management from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, and a BME from Manhattan College.

Charles E. Nahabedian, an adjunct faculty member, is a management consultant with executive and entrepreneurial experience ranging from Fortune 50 to small company environments. Nahabedian brings to FDU over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry where he developed and managed the realization of innovative communications systems and services. Until recently, he was VP at a 16 year-old management- consulting firm where he also managed the Wireless, Broadband (multi-media), and IT practices. Previous experience includes management positions at Hazeltine Corp., and RAM Mobile Data (Cingular Interactive), Fidelity Investments, AT&T and Bell Labs. Nahabedian holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern and an MBA in Finance/Marketing from Seton Hall University.

Jim Sheppard, an adjunct faculty member, brings over 25 years of experience, primarily in the retail industry.

His experience includes senior executive responsibilities involving finance and planning, information technology, logistics, human resources management and training, and operations.

Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Vitamin Shoppe Industries. Currently he is Managing Director of Beechwood Advisors.

Sheppard holds a BS and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Gina Tedesco is an entrepreneur, private investor, professional business consultant and professor. She is the founder and President of Opus International, a consultancy offering services in business strategy, M&A, strategic planning, product licensing, valuation analysis, due diligence, and entrepreneurial financing as well as providing industry expertise and analysis on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ms. Tedesco's career of 24 years includes co-founding 3 successful start-up ventures after holding various senior level management positions in a global pharmaceutical company which included postings in Paris, France and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Ms. Tedesco earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Pi Tau Sigma) and a MBA from The George Washington University (Magna cum Laude) as well as an additional MBA certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Tedesco is a member of Jumpstart, a private, member-lead, angel group that invests in early-stage technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region. She has served on the boards of both public and private ventures and currently serves as a Trustee of the Somerset Hills Educational Foundation. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship at FDU, as well as lecturing as an adjunct faculty member at FDU. She teaches graduate classes in Entrepreneurial Finance and leads the MBA capstone class "Business Ventures Capstone," a program which partners advanced student teams with New Jersey based ventures to create and develop entrepreneurial and innovative business strategies.

Rudy Valli is the founder and CEO of Valmar & Associates, LLC., a private consulting services firm. Rudy began his professional career in 1978 with IBM. While at IBM, he pioneered the company’s entry into indirect channels of distribution and equipment financing. This experience was leveraged when he was recruited by an entrepreneurial start-up, XL/Datacomp in 1985. Rudy became an officer at XLDC and its successor, Storage Technology Corporation serving as Vice President and General Manager of the firm’s Eastern Region. In 1994, he entered professional consulting serving as a partner and Broadband practice leader at both Ernst & Young and Accenture LLP. In late 2002, Rudy retired as a partner with the global professional services firm, Accenture). Rudy earned his Global MBA from FDU and his B.S. in Business Administration with Summa Cum Laude honors at Montclair State University. He and his wife, Maryanne reside in Mendham, enjoy international travel and have raised three grown children.