December 09, 2013 - On Friday, Mr. Jack Ouelette, CEO of American Textile, joined our cohort. He is also a graduate of West Pont and a former military officer who worked his way to CEO of a multinational textile company after earning his MBA at Duquesne University. Mr. Ouelette showed his generosity by choosing to share his valuable time […] More »
Duquesne business faculty bring a world of knowledge, experience and research to the challenge of preparing the next generation of business leaders. That our faculty have answered the call to create a new, fully-integrated MBA Sustainability degree is a testament to their dedication and passion.
- Alan R. Miciak, Ph.D.
- Dean of Palumbo and Donahue Schools of Business
- Antony Davies, Ph.D.
- Statistics and Economics
- Matthew Drake, Ph.D.
- Virginia Gerde, Ph.D.
- Business Ethics, Organizational Ethics, Information Ethics
- Pinar Geylani, Ph.D.
- Audrey Guskey, Ph.D.
- Kathleen S. Hartzel, Ph.D., CPIM
- Information Systems Management
- Stanley J. Kabala, Ph.D.
- Public Affairs
- Conway Lackman, Ph.D.
- Industrial Marketing
- Jay Liebowitz, Ph.D.
- Organizational Behavior
- Ken Matejka, Ph.D.
- Behavioral Management
- Tom McCue, Ph.D.
- Brian Nagle, Ph.D.
- Thomas J. Nist
- Donahue Chair in Investment Management
- Diane Ramos
- Communication and Marketing
- Thomas Rourke, Ph.D.
- Nagaraj "Naga" Sivasubramaniam, Ph.D.
- Systems Thinking
- Robert P. Sroufe, Jr., Ph.D.
- Supply Chain
- Robert Volkmar, M.S., QEP
- Environmental Management
- Jim Weber, Ph.D.
- Applied Ethics, Public Affairs Management
Alan R. Miciak, Ph.D.
Dean of Palumbo and Donahue Schools of Business
Alan R. Miciak, dean of Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, will teach one of the MBA Sustainability program's capstone courses, a strategic marketing seminar, in the summer 2007 semester. Miciak received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at Kent State University, with a focus on marketing and international business.
Dean Miciak arrived at Duquesne in April, 2005 from the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Miciak joined the Sobey School of Business as dean in 2002. Under his leadership, the Sobey School of Business developed a new strategic plan for the business school, introduced a new brand identity and successfully achieved accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) in the spring of 2004. Previously, he was a faculty member of Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary, where he also served as director of the Executive MBA Program.
Miciak's research interests include brand management, celebrity advertising, service quality and customer satisfaction measurement, and business-to-business marketing. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Advertising. Miciak's corporate experience includes being a national account manager for Unisys Corporation. As a teacher, author and consultant, Miciak specializes in marketing management and customer service issues.
Antony Davies, Ph.D.
Statistics and Economics
Antony Davies (Statistics and Economics) is Associate Professor of Economics at Duquesne University and Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Dr. Davies earned his B.S. in Economics from Saint Vincent College, and Ph.D. in Economics from the State University of New York at Albany. His areas of research include forecasting, consumer behavior, international economics, and mathematical economics. Dr. Davies has lectured at numerous venues including the Econometric Society, the American Economic Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Conference on Panel Data, the International Forecasting Symposium, the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Congress.
In addition to teaching at the undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels, Dr. Davies was an equities analyst for The Burney Company (Falls Church, VA), and Chief Analytics Officer and acting Chief Financial Officer for Parabon Computation (Fairfax, VA). He co-founded Paragon Software, which was acquired and became Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO). He also co-founded and serves as Chief Analytics Officer for Repliqa, which was recently acquired. His academic research has appeared in several major journals including the Journal of Econometrics, the Journal of Consumer Psychology, the Journal of Economic Psychology, and the International Journal of Forecasting. His popular press writings have appeared in BizEd, World & I, Religion and Liberty, and the International Journal on World Peace.
Matt Drake, Ph.D.
Matt Drake (Operations) is an Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management at Duquesne University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Decision Analysis from the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also earned an M.S.I.E. from Georgia Tech, and he is a 2002 graduate of the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne. Dr. Drake's main research interests are supply chain coordination models, the ethics of supply chain collaboration, and supply chain management pedagogy. His research has appeared in the Journal of Engineering Education and INFORMS Transactions on Education. Two recent papers were honored by the Production and Operations Management Society and the Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.
Virginia Gerde, Ph.D.
Business Ethics, Organizational Ethics, Information Ethics
Virginia Gerde, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Duquesne University. She teaches business ethics, organizational ethics, and information ethics at the undergraduate and graduate level. She received her PhD from Virginia Tech in Management and has published research in Business & Society, Business Strategy and Environment, and the Journal of Business Ethics, along with numerous presentations at international and national conferences. Her research examines environmental issues, corporate performance, and organization theory. She has a background in environmental engineering with degrees from Princeton University and the University of Virginia. A U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel, Virginia Gerde works with civilian agencies and corporations to coordinate civilian and military medical emergency response in the U.S. Dr. Gerde has served on the governance board for the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management and on various committees of the International Association for Business and Society. Currently, Dr. Gerde is on the editorial board for the Journal of Business Ethics.
Pinar Geylani, Ph.D.
Pinar Geylani is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. She joined the economics faculty in 2006 after completing her doctorate at the Pennsylvania State University. Previously, she was a visiting researcher at the U.S. Census Bureau Research Data Centers at the Carnegie Mellon University and University of Michigan, and a senior research associate at Duquesne University's Institute for Economic Transformation. Her areas of research include microeconomics of investment, productivity, innovation, environmental economics, and applied industrial organization. Her recent research focuses on the analysis of capital adjustment, innovation and productivity growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector. Her research has been funded by Economic Research Service and National Research Initiative Program at USDA, and has been presented at various international and national conferences. Dr. Geylani's research has appeared in the Land Economics, Journal of Productivity Analysis and the Handbook of Innovation in the Food and Drink Industry.
Audrey Guskey, Ph.D.
Audrey Guskey (Marketing) is an Associate Professor of Marketing and one of the leading national consumer experts, having appeared in many media outlets discussing consumer trends, including: CNN, the CBS Morning Show, MSNBC, and NPR. She has consulted for United Way, General Motors, Kodak, Blue Cross, The Pittsburgh Pirates, KDKA-TV, Duquesne Light, and Westinghouse. Dr. Guskey teaches consumer behavior, services marketing, strategic marketing, and introduction to marketing. Dr. Guskey has received the teaching achievement award from the School of Business and Duquesne's Hunkele Innovative Teaching Award.
Kathleen S. Hartzel, Ph.D., CPIM
Information Systems Management
Kathleen S. Hartzel is an Associate Professor of Information Systems Management at Duquesne University. She earned her Ph.D. from the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh. She received her Master's degree in Management Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University, and her undergraduate degree in Computer Information Systems from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She earned the CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) certification from APICS. Dr. Hartzel's research interests include project management, the management of attitudes and behaviors during system development and use, and the impacts of RFID enabled technology on inter-organizational cooperation, competition, and ethical practices. Her research has appeared in journals such as Management Information Systems Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Information Ethics, and Business and Society Review.
Stanley J. Kabala, Ph.D.
Stanley J. Kabala holds an M.A. in Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh. He has 15 years of experience in the field of international environmental affairs, having worked with the World Bank, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U. S. Agency for International Development, and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Kabala has developed and taught graduate and undergraduate courses on U.S. and international environmental issues at Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Saint Vincent College. His most recent publication is a survey of the terrain of environmental management in international business published by The International Business Center of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business of the University of Pittsburgh.
Conway Lackman, Ph.D.
Dr. Conway Lackman has worked extensively in the business and educational worlds. He has provided market research and commercialization/marketing plan consulting to high tech companies including PPG, Ford and Zenith as well as numerous start-up companies and several major sports franchises including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins and D.C. United. From 1984 to 1991, Dr. Lackman served the international telecommunication industry for AT&T as a director in product development and as senior strategic market analyst-new products for CBIS. From 1975 to 1984, Lackman worked as director of strategic planning for R.J. Reynolds and director of marketing research for Continental Insurance Company. Dr. Lackman teaches B2B marketing and marketing research using advanced state-of-art techniques in statistical analysis (Conjoint, Factor, Correspondence, MDS, ANOVA, MANOVA, MDS, ARIMA, GARCH), database systems, and Data Mining (SPSS, Access)). He has published 30 articles, five in quality marketing journals (INDUSTRIAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT, PSYCHOLOGY & MARKETING, J. OF MARKETING THEORY & PRACTICE, J. OF FORECASTING, J. OF BUSINESS & INDUSTRIAL MARKETING), and in several top economics journals.
Jay Liebowitz, Ph.D.
Jay Liebowitz (Organizational Behavior) is an Associate Professor at Duquesne University. He has taught courses in organizational behavior, managing a diverse workforce, teamwork, human resource management, and training and development to undergraduates, MBA students, and doctoral students since 1984. Prior to joining Duquesne, he was a trainer/management consultant at the Wilson Learning Corporation. He is now a DDI-certified trainer. In addition to teaching, he does human resource consulting on a part-time basis. He conducts team building and management training programs for small businesses, government contractors and non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh area, including Starbucks Coffee. He has also done research projects for the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance and performance management consulting and training for Pittsburgh International Airport. Jay earned his Bachelors degree in Psychology at SUNY Cortland, and his doctorate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Ken Matejka, Ph.D.
Ken Matejka has a Ph.D. in Behavioral Management from the University of Arkansas. He has published six practical management books and more than 70 articles. His latest book, published by Davies-Black, Mountain View, California, is Making Change Happen: On-time, On-target, On-budget. Ken is an experienced consultant, trainer, speaker, and leader. He is an award-winning educator with over 30 years of teaching experience at the university level, 21 of which were at Duquesne University. Prior to Duquesne, he taught for twelve years at the University of Richmond.
Tom McCue, Ph.D.
Tom McCue (Finance) is a Professor at Duquesne. He earned his bachelor's in Philosophy from Temple University and worked for seven years in real estate development in Wilmington, Delaware. He received his MBA from Virginia Tech and his Ph.D. in Finance from the University of North Carolina in 1984. Dr. McCue taught at the University of Virginia and George Washington University before coming to Duquesne in 1989. He has served on advisory boards in the community and consulted for Prudential, IBM and other companies in real estate and financial matters. He has written extensively in real estate and financial journals, most notably The American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association Journal, the Journal of Real Estate Research and the Journal of Financial Research.
Brian Nagle, Ph.D.
Brian Nagle is Associate Professor in Accounting at Duquesne. He earned his B.B.A. in Accounting from Siena College, an M.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and his Ph.D. in Accounting from Saint Louis University. He earned the Certified Public Accountant's license in New York where he practiced as a public accountant with Arthur Place and Company in Albany, New York. He began his career in academia at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York and joined the Duquesne University faculty in 1993. Dr. Nagle's research interests encompass auditor cognition, going concern decisions, Sarbanes-Oxley legislation and accounting education. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been presented at numerous international, national and regional conferences. Dr. Nagle's published papers appear in such journals as Accounting Enquiries, Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, The Journal of Education for Business, and International Journal of Organizational Theory and Behavior.
Thomas J. Nist
Donahue Chair in Investment Management
As Donahue Chair in Investment Management, Mr. Nist is charged with building a nationally recognized program in investment management at Duquesne University. Leveraging an excellent academic and research base, his work includes launching an investment fund with student-portfolio managers, advising the student Investment Management Association, coordinating the finance and investment advisory boards, and managing outreach and visibility with the corporate and professional investment community. He also teaches courses in corporate finance and commercial banking.
Mr. Nist comes to Duquesne after more than twenty-five years in the commercial banking industry. He has considerable experience in corporate and small business banking, and served as a segment executive at PNC Bank, responsible for the overall performance of PNC's small business customer portfolio. In his career, Mr. Nist managed product lines, sales forces and strategic initiatives. He has spoken extensively, published in trade journals and is frequently contacted by the media. Mr. Nist served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Tri-State Automated Clearing House and the Association of Reserve City Bankers Same Day Settlement Advisory Committee. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the River City Brass Band and the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone.
Mr. Nist received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Duquesne University and his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Arizona State University.
Communication and Marketing
Diane Ramos co-teaches the live consulting project courses and serves as assistant director of the MBA Sustainability program. An adjunct professor since 1991, she has taught business writing, presentation skills and marketing courses, worked on development of the MBA Sustainability program, and coached MBA competition teams. She also provides training and advisory services to corporations; clients have included Gillette, Duracell, Bayer, ConAgra, American Home Products, Revlon and Keane. During her corporate career with SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline), she oversaw promotion planning and analysis for U.S. and Canadian brands, directed product launches, and led change initiatives during mergers and acquisitions. She holds a BA and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Current research interests focus on collaboration for innovation, sustainability practices at spectator events, and green marketing.
Thomas Rourke, Ph.D.
Tom Rourke (Finance) is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Duquesne University. He joined the Duquesne faculty in the Fall of 2007 after receiving a Ph.D. in Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Tomâ€™s main research interests are asymmetric information and order-type in financial markets as well as the cross-market relationships in liquidity of markets trading related securities.
Nagaraj "Naga" Sivasubramaniam, Ph.D.
Nagaraj "Naga" Sivasubramaniam (Systems Thinking) is an Associate Professor of Leadership & Change Management at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. He served as the founding director of the MBA Sustainability program. He received his Ph.D. in Management from Florida International University, Miami. He is a mechanical engineer by (earlier) training and worked for several years in India in sales, product management and marketing research. His research focuses on energy systems modeling, sustainability measurement, and the organizational impacts of individual and team leadership, advanced information technologies and innovations. His work has been published in the Leadership Quarterly, Group & Organization Management, and other journals. In the classroom, he facilitates student learning in systems thinking, leadership and strategic management.
Robert P. Sroufe, Jr., Ph.D.
Robert P. Sroufe, Jr. (Supply Chain) is the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University, USA. He is a researcher and consultant in environmental management systems, green supply chain management, and environmentally responsible manufacturing. Professor Sroufe received his Ph.D. in Operations Management from Michigan State University. His research interests include environmental management systems, green supply chain management, design for environment, and green purchasing. He has published in many conferences, edited books, and peer reviewed journals such as the Production and Operations Management Society, Journal of Operations Management, European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the International Journal of Production Research, the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Center for Advanced Purchasing (CAPS), and the Production and Inventory Management Journal.
Robert Volkmar, M.S., QEP
Mr. Volkmar currently serves as the Interim Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne University, a position he has held since January 2006. He also is the Coordinator of the Master of Environmental Management online degree program. He is responsible for administration of the Center, as well as student recruitment, scheduling, adjunct faculty coordination, curriculum development and review, and learning outcomes assessment. He also teaches several courses in the Environmental Science and Management (ESM) and Master of Environmental Management (MEM) graduate degree programs. In addition to his teaching responsibilities at Duquesne, Mr. Volkmar also teaches two courses in Environmental Policy and Management in the International Master of Environmental Science (IMES) program at the University of Cologne, Germany. Mr. Volkmar holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (Biology) from West Virginia University (1972) and a BS Degree in Biology from Gannon University (1970). He also holds the QEP (Qualified Environmental Professional) certification.
Jim Weber, Ph.D.
Applied Ethics, Public Affairs Management
Jim Weber (Applied Ethics, Public Affairs Management) is Professor of Business Ethics and Management and the Director of the Beard Center for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University. He is the co-coordinator of the Masters of Science in Leadership and Business Ethics at Duquesne University and received his Ph. D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and M.B.A. from Saint Louis University. His research interests include the assessment of values, moral reasoning and ethical behavior on both the individual and organizational levels. He has published numerous manuscripts in various management and business ethics journals, and is the co-author of 12th edition of Business and Society: Stakeholders, Ethics, Public Policy, published by Irwin/McGraw-Hill, Inc., as well as co-authored the 8th through 11th editions. He has served as the president and program chair for the Social Issues in Management division of the Academy of Management and the International Association for Business and Society.
About 70 percent of US employers have implemented ethics training, an increase of 14 percentage points from 2003, according to a 2005 survey of 3,000 employees taken by the Ethics Resource Center.
Robert P. Sroufe, Jr., PhD
Robert P. Sroufe, Jr., Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness teaches and conducts research on environmental management systems, green supply chain management, design for environment, and green purchasing.
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