Meet the GJCS Advisory Board
The Academic Advisory Board is comprised of academic officers, faculty, and professionals who work together to create a mutually-satisfying governance structure that is durable, flexible, and credible. While cultivating advancements in their own rigorous careers at various institutions these members have collaborated together in order to support the GJCS. The people listed below have worked together to ensure that the GJCS is an easily-accessible, invaluable resource that will aid students, professionals, educators, and researchers for generations to come.
Elizabeth Davis, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Management
Dr. Elizabeth Davis has been the Dean of the School of Management since August 2014, and is the first female dean in the school’s history. She is an expert in strategic management, organizational dynamics, sustainability, and business policy. On her vision for the future of the School of Management she says, “The School of Management is poised to strategically advance business education using the talent of its faculty to positively impact their fields; connecting students directly to the business community through internship experiences, and engaging outstanding alumni to help create signature programs for the School.”
Prior to her appointment at USF, Dr. Davis enjoyed a well-rounded industry career and an impressive 25+ year academic career. She was dean of the College of Business and a professor of management at the University of New Haven in Connecticut, an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at George Washington University. She gained a deep understanding of the Jesuit educational tradition during her 12 years on the faculty of the School of Business at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, where she successfully led her department through the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process. During her industry career, she was a researcher at Duke University Medical School, and then CEO and COO of the National Disease Research Interchange, a biomedical research and technology firm based in Philadelphia.
Aligned with the Jesuit educational principles, Dr. Davis has strived to maintain a global perspective during her career. A supporter of global immersion programs, she has led graduate study tours to Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Albania, Romania, Hong Kong, Japan, Western Europe, and Turkey. She taught at the University of Macerata in Italy and Croatia, and has been the recipient of numerous notable grants for her work in global sustainability. Among the research grants she has received are multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, the Turkish Cultural Foundation, and the Association of Proposal Management Professionals (APMP) Research Foundation.
Ronald L. Dufresne, Ph.D.
Ronald L. Dufresne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Management in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s University
Dr. Dufresne earned a B.S. (with Honors) in Engineering Management at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and an M.S. in Organization Studies and his Ph.D. in Organization Studies from Boston College.
At Saint Joseph’s University, Dr. Dufresne has taught courses in the undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs. His teaching interests include leadership, organizational behavior, and teams. He is the founding director of the Leadership, Ethics, & Organizational Sustainability program at Saint Joseph’s, and is the co-director of the Dean’s Leadership Program. Dr. Dufresne’s research has produced over thirty peer reviewed articles and presentations, and his research interests include authentic leadership, team learning, and ethical decision making. He has earned awards at both Boston College and Saint Joseph's University for excellence in research and in teaching. He has consulted for organizations such as Wawa, Kennedy Health, Comcast, and Ferrero.
Prior to arriving at SJU in 2006, Dr. Dufresne served as an Instructor of Management at Boston College and an Affiliate Instructor at the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard Medical School. Before entering academia, he worked two years in industry as an Operations Supervisor and Manager, and served from 1994-1999 in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Office. As an active duty Regular Army officer, and later as an Army Reserve officer, he served as a company executive officer, battalion finance officer, and assistant division intelligence officer.
Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D.
Cheryl McConnell, MPA
Associate Professor of Accounting
Cheryl McConnell has been a professor at Rockhurst since 1988. Her areas of expertise include auditing, taxation and accounting education. She has published articles and made conference presentations in the areas of curriculum development, team development, active learning strategies, and student motivation. She has received both the Rockhurst Excellence in Teaching Award and the Missouri Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Tina Facca, Ph.D.
Tina Facca, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marketing
Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics
With an extensive background in applied research, Dr. Facca focuses on utilizing quantitative business statistics and qualitative customer feedback as a foundation for strategic planning, product development, and marketing strategies. Her consulting and professional marketing experience spans varied industries including food service and hospitality; healthcare; professional services, including law firms and accounting firms; entertainment; and non-profit organizations.
Her specialization in the area of statistical analysis enables Dr. Facca to design and implement research that measures the effectiveness of organizational programs and marketing strategies, based on user perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors. Her comprehensive studies in prediction analysis allow for detailed insight into which elements of the brand experience have the greatest impact on “revenue-related” variables including sales, satisfaction, loyalty, and value perceptions.
Dr. Facca currently teaches Market Analysis, Marketing Principles, and Marketing Management. She has taught graduate courses in Applied Engineering Statistics at Case, and Statistics for Business and Economics at Cleveland State University as well as Quantitative Methods and Marketing Decision Support Systems at John Carroll.
She received her Ph.D. in Statistics and Econometrics from Goettingen University, Germany. She holds a Master of Science in Statistics from Case Western Reserve University as well as a Master of Applied Communication Theory and Methodology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Cleveland State University.
Michael O. Mensah, Ph.D.
Michael O. Mensah, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor of Accounting
Michael O. Mensah graduated from the University of Ghana with the B.Sc. (Honors) degree in 1975. He received the PhD degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Quantitative Management Science) from the University of Houston in 1989.
He was professor and chair of accounting at the University of Scranton until his appointment as dean of the Kania School of Management in 2005. Dr. Mensah's research investigates financial instruments in corporate financial reporting. He has made presentations at academic meetings and authored articles in several journals, including Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Business Insights, International Journal of Business and Economic Research, Journal of Applied Business and Economics, and Information and Management.
Over the years, Dr. Mensah has taught financial reporting, accounting for management, and Enterprise Resource Planning applications at the graduate and undergraduate levels.
Maria Socorro Cristina L. Fernando, Ph.D.
Maria Socorro Cristina L. Fernando, Ph.D.
Maria Socorro Cristina L. Fernando (Marissa) is a full time lecturer of Masters and Doctoral Programs in Management and Organization Development and also holds the position of Associate Director of the OD Program and OD Institute of the Graduate School of Business , Assumption University - Thailand. She is also the Lead Editor of two journal publications, the Organization Development Journal: Vision.Action. Outcome (www.odijournal.au.edu) of the OD Program, Graduate School of Business, and the International Research E-Journal on Business and Economics (www.yiejournal.org) , a joint publication between the Yangon Institute of Economics, Myanamar and the Graduate School of Business, Assumption University.
An Organization Development expert who has practices her field in education, management, business, research, training, and consultancy in various organizations. She works for various institutions such as schools, universities, non-government organizations and groups, microfinance and business where she conducts training and planning workshops geared to lead the organizations to positive change. She specializes in Positive OD. She has attended training under David Cooperrider in the USA and in Asia. She has helped organizations develop their optimum potential through participative positive OD approach. She conducts organizational analysis and planning with stakeholders. She has also contributed to the field of applied research in organization development through her various publications such as books and research journal articles.She is also an Associate Trainer of the Brain Technologies, Texas USA.
John Miles, Ph.D.
Dr. John Miles, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration
Advanced degree: PhD in Business Competitiveness and Economic Development, University of Deusto (Basque Country).
Research areas: management issues of quality, innovation and business strategy.
Josep Franch, Ph.D.
Josep Franch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Management in ESADE
URL Associate Professor
Dean of Business School, Deanship of ESADE Business School
Josep Franch has extensive teaching experience in various countries. He is expert in international marketing and global marketing, and his main area of specialisation is marketing strategy design, and product and brand management in multinational and global companies. He has also worked in subjects related to electronic marketing and Internet marketing strategies.
From an educational point of view, he is one of the main experts in the case study method. Author of numerous practical cases in the field of marketing, some of which are available through the European CASE Clearing House (ECCH), he has won the CASE Writing Competition organised by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) on two occasions: in 1999 in the International Strategy category with the cases Unilever (a): Globalising the ice cream business and Unilever (b): Frigo Spain, and in 2001 in the Multimedia category, with the cases LOréal (a): Joining the shampoo battle and LOréal (b): The local adaptation of Elsèves global strategy. He has also won Ruth Green Memorial Award for the best case presented by a non-American author at the Annual Meeting of the North American CASE Research Association (NACRA) in 2004, with the case Mango: The US market. He regularly delivers sessions on how to write practical cases and on the use of cases in class, both at ESADE as well as for other programmes including the International Teachers Programme (ITP).
He has previous experience as marketing director in companies such as Fujifilm, providing consultancy services to companies including Novartis, Sony and Xerox. He has been Associate Professor at ESADE since 1988.
Carlos Moslares completed his undergraduate studies in Economics and Business at the University of Barcelona. In 1991 he earned a diploma in International Trade from the University of Miami. He earned his Master in Economics in 1994 and his Ph.D. in 1997 from Florida International University.
He has been working in the private sector for many years in different countries. In Algeria, he worked for two years in Empresas Constructoras Asociadas, a civil engineering company.
In the USA, he worked for seven years with the Spain US Chamber of Commerce, Cheminova, IVEX, Proexca, and Strategies and Solutions.
His research interest is in the area of International Trade, and he has published several articles in that field.
He has been invited as a visiting professor at Pforzheim University, SUNY Farmingdale, TEC Monterrey and Universidad Iberoamerica de Mexico.
He was also a professor at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. In 1997 he joined IQS School of Management (Universitat Ramon Llull) and since 2015 he has served as the Dean.
Jim Joseph became dean of the Madden School of Business in March 2014. Prior to assuming the permanent deanship, Jim served as incoming dean of the Madden School, where he played a major role in the development of several initiatives for the school, including the co-founding of the Global Jesuit Case Series, the recruitment of the Arrupe Program in Social Ethics for Business, moving the Family Business Center to Le Moyne, and the creation of the Madden Mentors program (over 100 mentors). In an effort to globalize the Madden School of Business, Jim has negotiated six (6) collaboration agreements with fellow Jesuit universities around the world (Loyola College of Chennai, India; St. Aloysius University of Mangalore, India; ESADE in Barcelona, Spain; Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; and Unisinos of Porto Alegre, Brazil. Finally, Dean Joseph has negotiated “4+1” partnerships with SU’s Maxwell School, Cornell’s Statler School, and SUNY-ESF.
Jim returned to his alma mater in January 2012 when he became the inaugural executive-in-residence (EIR) for the Madden School. As EIR, Jim wrote, lectured, mentored, and created strategic alliances with major universities both regionally and around the world. He represented Le Moyne at the 2012 International Association of Jesuit Business Schools Global Forum in Barcelona, Spain.
Prior to coming to Le Moyne, he was at Oneida Ltd., the number one tabletop brand in North America and one of the world’s largest designers, marketers, and distributors of housewares products. Since joining Oneida in 1988, Jim served in a variety of positions, including senior vice president and managing director of Oneida International (which included time in Mexico City and London), and executive vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. He was named president and chief executive officer of the company in 2006.
A 1983 Le Moyne graduate, Jim holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and was named a Presidential Fellow following graduation. He is a lifetime member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the National Jesuit Honor Society. He serves on the boards of the International Housewares Charity Foundation, the Everson Museum and the Central New York Food Bank.
Manimay Ghosh, Ph.D.
Michael Naughton, Ph.D.
Michael Naughton is the holder of the Koch Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota) where he is a full professor with an appointment in the department of Catholic Studies (College of Arts and Sciences) He is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies, which is the oldest and largest Catholic Studies program in the world. He is the author and editor of nine books and over 40 articles. He helped coordinate and write the Vocation of the Business Leader issued by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (2012), which is translated into 15 languages. He currently serves as board chair for Reell Precision Manufacturing (for profit).
Daniel Orne, Ph.D.
- B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Renssellaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
- Faculty RPI 8 years
- Industrial Manager /Executive, Norton Corporation (6 years)
- Associate Professor, Depart Business, Le Moyne College (25 Years)
- Conceptualized and developed initial plans for the GJCS
Donald Gibson, Ph.D.
Ph.D., University of California,
Professor of Management
Professor and Chair, Management, Fairfield University, 2008 - present
Associate Professor, Management, Fairfield University, 2001 - 2008
Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management, 1995 – 2001
Don Gibson is Professor of Management and Chair of the Management Department at the Charles F. Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, where he teaches Management, Leadership, Human Resource Strategies, and Managing People for Competitive Advantage to undergraduate and graduate (MBA) students. He received his BS with honors from the University of California, Riverside, and an MA in Radio and Television from San Francisco State University. Don holds an MBA (1990) and Ph.D. (1995) from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was a faculty member for six years at Yale School of Management before joining the Dolan School of Business at Fairfield in 2001. Prior to his academic career, Don worked in international television and motion picture distribution for Lorimar Productions in Los Angeles.
Professor Gibson’s research examines organizational role models, managing emotions in organizations, workplace anger, and conflict management. He has academic articles published or forthcoming in Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Management Education, Journal of Business Ethics, Career Development International, Academy of Management Executive, International Journal of Conflict Management, and a book for practicing managers, Managing Anger in the Workplace. Dr. Gibson’s work on anger in the workplace has received national media attention.
Professor Gibson teaches courses to Executives on Persuasive Leadership, Conflict Management, Managing Anger and Strategic Human Resource Management.
He currently teaches Persuasive Leadership and Conflict Management in the Context of Client Relationships for Yale Executive Programs. He also has taught in Yale's Advanced Leadership Development program, and in the past two years has taught executives from China, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan, and the United Arab Emirates. Other executive groups include Cendant Mobility and BearingPoint Consulting.
Professor Gibson serves on the editorial boards of Organization Management Journal, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, and the International Journal of Conflict Management. He was recently elected Vice President at Large for the Eastern Academy of Management, and has served as Executive Director of the International Association for Conflict Management, a professional organization whose mission is to understand and improve conflict management in family, organizational, societal, and international settings.
Joseph M. Phillips, Ph.D.
Joseph M. Phillips, Ph.D.
Dean of the Albers School of Business and Economics
Joseph M. Phillips was appointed dean of the Albers School of Business and Economics July 1, 2001. He joined Seattle University after serving on the faculty of the College of Business Administration at Creighton University. He started at Creighton in 1982, serving as associate dean for the last four and half years. In 1986 he received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Teaching Excellence, the university’s highest teaching award. Dr. Phillips graduated with a BA in economics from LaSalle University and received his MA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame. He has published a number of articles in professional journals, including the Southern Economic Journal, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Economic Development Quarterly, Land Economics, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. He served on the board of Evergreen Bank from 2007 to 2010. Between 1989 and 2006, he served for 15 years as an outside director of Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA), an agricultural lender in the Farm Credit System, and was the first person appointed to that role. Dr. Phillips also served on the Board of Directors of the Creighton Federal Credit Union from 1996 to 2001. As treasurer, he was a member of the board executive committee and formerly chaired the credit union’s Supervisory Committee. In 2001, he received the credit union’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Phillips is past president of the Western Association of Collegiate Schools of Business, past chair of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities Business Deans, and currently serves on the board of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools. He has also served as a member of the Initial Accreditation Committee of AACSB International, the leading international business school accrediting body.
Rodolfo P. Ang
André Habisch, Ph.D.
André Habisch, Ph.D.
Associate Research Director
André Habisch serves as Associate Research Director of ABIS since 2010.
Since 1998 he is a Professor at the Ingolstadt based business school of Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt in Bavaria/ Germany, where he teaches Business Ethics, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility and Catholic Social Thought; as a Visiting Professor he also taught as Nottingham Business School, Free University of Bozen (Italy) and other German and international universities.
He has served as Scientific member of the Study commissions on Civil Society (1999-2002) and on 'Growth - Wellbeing - Quality of Life' of the German Parliament (Bundestag) at Berlin.
Moreover, he is member of the Scientific Commission of the Federal Agency for Political Education (Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung) at Bonn/ Germany.
He serves as Scientific Consultant of the Catholic Federation of Catholic Entrepreneurs (since 1998), Cologne, and heads the Board of Trustees of the Bayer Cares Foundation, Leverkusen.
He is member of the Editorial Board of The Journal of Management Development and the Journal of Corporate Citizenship.
He founded the Ingolstadt-based Center for Corporate Citizenship in 1999 and since then carried out research projects on Sustainability, CSR communication, Citizenship for public and private organizations like the EU commission, the European Academy Business and Society, the Federal Ministry for Research and Education, the Bavarian and Austrian Ministry for Social Affairs, the Bertelsmann Foundation, Hertie Foundation, Microsoft, Schufa etc.
André holds a professional degree (MA equivalent) in Catholic Theology from Tubingen University ('outstanding'), in Economics from Free University of Berlin ('very good'), a PhD from Tubingen University ('summa cum laude') and a post-doc degree ('Habilitation') from Wurzburg Univ.
He held fellowships from the German Study Foundation (Studienstiftung des Dt. Volkes) and the German Research Foundation (DFG) (including the prestigious Heisenberg fellowship, for which he was nominated in 1998. Since 2014 he is a member in the Steering committee of EU-InnovatE which is coordinated by ABIS and the Technical University of Munich.
Alberto Arias Sandoval
Ronald Anton, S.J
Ivan D. Hernandez U.
The economist Ivan D Hernández is Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences at the University of Ibague. He has a PhD in economics of innovation in developing countries at the University of Manchester, UK and has two Master's degrees in economics from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Warwick, UK.
Dr. Hernández is a researcher and trainer of researchers. His working career has been linked to the public sector in the National Bureau of Statistics, the General Comptrollership of the Republic, National Planning Department and National University of Colombia. He has been visiting professor and research associate at the Universities of Sussex and Manchester in the UK. Has academic links with the Business School of Harvard University, in the United States and the University of Cambridge, UK. Is affiliated to international networks Globelics, the International Association Schumpeterian and Microeconomics Network for the competitiveness of Harvard.
He is a corresponding member of the Academy of Economic Sciences in Colombia, was part of the Centre of Excellence in Studies in Complexity (Ceiba), of the universities of The Andes, Javeriana, Rosario and National. He won a scholarship from the Central Bank for doctoral studies abroad. Has peer-reviewed papers in international journals, chapters in books edited by international publishers, as with severa papers and chapters in national refereed journals and academic books national publishers.
Nicholas Santos, S.J., Ph.D.
Nicholas Santos, S.J., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Marketing
A Jesuit priest from Pune, India, Nicholas (Nicky) earned his MBA (’06) and Ph.D. (’09) from Marquette University. After his Ph.D. he spent three years at Santa Clara University, California as a visiting scholar and post-doctoral fellow at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. Additionally, he was involved with the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, serving as program chair for the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network workshop in October 2011 and then as a reviewer for the Global Social Benefit Fellowship in 2012. He was also involved with “Step Up Silicon Valley,” a Catholic Charities initiated campaign to end poverty in Silicon Valley, serving as the chair of the incomes issues group and then as the co-chair of the incubation committee. He has academic degrees in business, philosophy, and theology, and practical experience in for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Mark Higgins, Ph.D.
Dr. Mark Higgins
John Cook School of Business
Ph.D in Accounting, University of Tennessee
Masters in Accounting, University of South Carolina
Bachelors in Accounting, University of South Carolina
Yeda Swirski de Souza, Ph.D.
Dr. Yeda Swirski de Souza, Ph.D.
Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos – UNISINOS
Yeda Swirski de Souza was born in 1957 in Porto Alegre (Brazil). She is a Professor in the Organizational Behavior and Strategy fields at Unisinos University (Brazil) since 2000. She has also been serving as Dean at Unisinos Business School since 2012. Yeda has two children, a son and a daughter who are already young adults. After getting a Ba in Psychology (1981, UFRGS, Brazil), Yeda did Graduate studies and training in clinical psychology. She had been a practitioner in clinical psychology for several years. In her mid-thirties she decided to shift her work to organizations and management. She did a Master in Business Management (1992, UFRGS, Brazil). She extended her clinical experience to consultancy in team work and leadership for different companies and had been an instructor in executive education programs. During 1995-1999, Yeda reconnected to academic work and did her Doctoral studies (PUCRS, Brazil). Her PhD thesis is focused on the relation between productive reasoning and organizational learning. In 2000, she was invited to be a part of Unisinos University faculty at the Unisinos School of Business. As a faculty member, Yeda has been responsible for courses in the Organizational Behavior field, either in the undergraduate and graduate levels. She also has been leading research projects and advising Master in Science and Doctoral thesis. Her interest in research is the investigation about knowledge and learning gaps companies from emerging economies needs to fulfill in order to belong to improve competiveness and belong to a global economy. The aim in these studies is to contribute to improve local companies, teams and leaders in order to turn them more prepared to perform globally.
Francisco de Borga Garrido
Francisco José Pérez Fresquet
Francisco José Pérez Fresquet
Deputy Rector of the University Loyola Andalucía
Francisco José Pérez Fresquet, casado y con cuatro hijos, Adjunto al Rector de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía.
Licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por ETEA (Institución Universitaria de la Compañía de Jesús), Máster en Dirección de Marketing y Gestión Comercial; Máster en Comunicación Corporativa por la Washington International University, Alta Dirección de Instituciones Sociales por el Instituto Internacional San Telmo y Master en Teología y Mundo Actual por la Facultad de Teología de Granada.
Ha desarrollado su carrera profesional en Asesores Bursátiles, en Manpower y como Secretario Técnico y Secretario Autonómico Adjunto de la organización empresarial Federación de Centros Educativos Educación y Gestión – Andalucía (Escuelas Católicas – Andalucía).
Es profesor del Área de Marketing y Comercialización en la Universidad Loyola Andalucía. Así mismo es profesor invitado en diferentes Universidades e instituciones de formación de directivos nacionales e internacionales (UCA-Managua, Universidad José Simeón Cañas en El Salvador, Universidad de Deusto, Escuela de Negocios de la Cámara de Comercio de París, Loyola University Chicago, Escuela Internacional de Protocolo y Georgetown University en Washington).
Es miembro del Consejo Consultivo del Centro de Formación de Postgrado de la Universidad del Pacífico de Perú.
Es consejero del Consejo Económico y Social de Andalucía (CES).
Es consejero de la Junta Consultiva de MC Mutual.
Advisory Board GJCS.
Tiene amplia experiencia en el desarrollo de proyectos de consultoría en el campo del marketing y de la gestión de personas, tanto en instituciones como en empresas públicas y privadas.
Participa en órganos de gestión y de asesoramiento en instituciones sin animo de lucro y en empresas privadas.
David A. Thomas, Ph.D.
David A. Thomas, Ph.D.
Dean and William R. Berkley Chair
David A. Thomas is Dean and William R. Berkley Chair of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he is committed to creating transformational educational experiences that prepare students to become principled and globally minded leaders poised to serve both business and society.
Since joining Georgetown McDonough in 2011 following a twodecade career at Harvard Business School, Thomas has enhanced academic and professional opportunities for the school’s undergraduate and graduate students, including a curriculum redesign and expansion of career management activities for MBA students and the addition of the Global Business Experience and an Office of Professional Development for undergraduates. He also has increased the diversity of faculty and staff, launched new research initiatives, grown Executive Education program revenues by 400 percent, and increased giving to the school.
Partnering with the Washington, D.C., community, Thomas is a member of the Federal City Council, and in 2014, the Washington Business Journal recognized him as a top Minority Business Leader.
Thomas received a bachelor’s degree, as well as master’s and doctoral degrees in Organizational Behavior, from Yale University. He also holds a master’s in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors of DTE Energy, American Red Cross and the Estoril Conferences Advisory Board.
Andrew C. Boynton, Ph.D.
Andrew C. Boynton, Ph.D.
Dean, Carroll School of Management
Ph.D., M.B.A., Kenan-Flagler School of Business, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Boston College
As Dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Andy Boynton collaborates with a talented group of colleagues to create a management school that excels in teaching and research. The Carroll School faculty and staff are committed to transforming students to become ethical and effective leaders. The faculty is comprised of scholarly leaders across all disciplines whose work is published in leading academic and practitioner publications.
In addition to leading the Carroll School, Dean Boynton lends his expertise to a number of University projects that cross boundaries at Boston College. He recently co-chaired a committee of deans, faculty and university administrators to renew and revitalize the undergraduate core curriculum. He also works with departments at Boston College outside of the Carroll School, leading workshops to help shape their visions and innovative strategies.
Dean Boynton also has an active research agenda. His blog on leadership and innovation is a regular feature on Forbes.com, and his two most recent books, The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen and Virtuoso Teams: Lessons from Teams That Changed Their Worlds, received critical acclaim.
Prior to joining Boston College, Dean Boynton was a professor of strategy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland for over 10 years. At the IMD, he led a faculty team and was program director of one of the world’s top ten Executive Global MBA programs, as recognized by BusinessWeek. He has also served on the MBA faculty at the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
Dean Boynton also has impact in the real world of global business. He advises on leadership, strategy, and organization design for organizations around the world and at major conferences.
Richard Peters, Ph.D.
Dr. Richard Peters is an Associate Professor of Management at Xavier University of Louisiana. He was born and raised on the island of Trinidad, where he earned a Bsc. (Hons) in Chemistry and Management. He left Trinidad for the United States, in 2001 where he attained in MBA, specializing in Organizational Behavior from Pace University. He then received his Ph.D. in Business Administration, from Florida Atlantic University. He currently teaches at the Undergraduate level in the Division of Business.
His research interests are in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSRS) with a recent emphasis on social innovation and the role of institutions in CSRS evolution and implementation. He has published articles in business related journal and has presented at numerous international, national and regional conferences. He is also a reviewer for academic journals and an associate editor of Business and Society Review. He is passionate about bringing impactful change to communities and environments through the use of business practices.
He is a husband and also a father of three young boys.
Brian D. Till, Ph.D.
Brian D. Till, Ph.D.
James Keyes Dean College of Business Administration, Marquette University
Brian D. Till is the James Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration at Marquette University, a position he has held since July 2013. He is responsible for the academic and professional leadership of the College.
Prior to coming to Marquette, Dr. Till was Dean of the Williams College of Business, Xavier University. He has also held marketing faculty positions at Drexel University, Loyola University-Chicago and Saint Louis University, where he spent his last seven years as Chair of the Marketing Department. He has received numerous awards for teaching excellence and was named one of the Top Ten Marketing Teachers in the U.S.
He has published in Journal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Marketing, Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Product & Brand Management, and Psychology & Marketing. Dr. Till serves on the editorial review board of Journal of Advertising and Psychology & Marketing.
Prior to his academic career, he worked at Purina as a brand manager. He has served as a marketing strategy, branding and advertising consultant for a variety of organizations including Monsanto, Energizer, Medicine Shoppe International, Growmark and AT&T. He is co-author of the book The Truth About Creating Brands People Love. He has also served on the boards of several non-profits including Forest Releaf of Missouri and Stella Maris Child Center, where he served as board president for 4 years.
Dr. Till holds a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of South Carolina.
Robert J. Brancatelli, Ph.D.
Robert J. Brancatelli Ph.D.
Graduate School of Business
Robert Brancatelli, Ph.D. is founder of Fordham Road Collaborative (FRC), dedicated to the advancement of organizational and personal mission in the tradition of Ignatian spirituality. He teaches Business Ethics at Fordham University in New York City and is the author of several books and numerous articles in the fields of religious studies and management. His most recent work includes “Integrating Virtue in the Jesuit Business School Curriculum,” Journal of Jesuit Business Education. July 2014; “The Evangelist and the Venture Capitalist: A Parable for the 21st Century,” in God and Popular Culture: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Entertainment Industry's Most Influential Figure (Praeger, fall 2014); and “Moving Beyond Ethics to Virtue," a presentation at the 22nd Annual Ethics and Compliance Officers' Association (ECOA) Conference,” October 1-3, 2014, Atlanta, Georgia.
Michael Tian-Shyug Lee, Ph.D.
Michael Tian-Shyug Lee, Ph.D.
Professor and Dean of the College of Management at Fu Jen Catholic University
Michael T. S. Lee is professor and Dean of the College of Management at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan. He is also the Past President of the International Association of Jesuit Business Schools (IAJBS). He obtained his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He joined the College of Management at Fu Jen Catholic University in 1994 right after his doctoral studies and has been a faculty member in FJU since then. He was promoted to full professor in 2002 and appointed as the MBA program director in 2005. He was elected as the Dean in 2009 and is the first alumnus of FJU serving as the Dean of the College. His current efforts focus on broadening the impact of FJU in the Greater China and Asia Pacific Region. Dr. Lee is very active in several academic societies such as AACSB, IAJBS, and Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA). He is the only facilitator of AACSB business accreditation seminar in the Greater China Region and also is sitting in the initial accreditation committee (IAC) of AACSB. His research and teaching interests are in the area of social entrepreneurship, applied statistics and probability, application of artificial intelligence and data mining. He has published more than 60 articles in various journals and several book chapters. He has also served as the editorial board and reviewer for several international renowned journals.
Greg Ulferts, D.B.A.
Greg Ulferts D.B.A.
Professor, Business Administration; Director, Graduate Business Programs
Greg ulferts D.B.A is the regional director for the Financial Executives International, which has a membership of about 15,000 CFOs of companies with $20 million or more in assets. I find that membership to be very useful in the classroom. You will hear many stories of my interactions with chief financial officers and the impacts of systems and technology.
B.S. Illinois State University
M.B.A. Louisiana Tech University
D.B.A., Louisiana Tech University
William Byron, S.J.
William Byron, S.J.
Professor of Business and Society at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
The Reverend William J. Byron, S.J., is University Professor of Business and Society at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He was president of St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia from 2006 to 2008. He took a leave from his position as research professor at the Sellinger School of Business and Management, Loyola College in Maryland to serve as interim president of Loyola University New Orleans in academic year 2003-04. From August, 2000 until June, 2003, he was pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, DC. From 1992 to 2000, he taught "Social Responsibilities of Business" in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, where he held an appointment as Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Ethics and served as rector of the Georgetown Jesuit Community. From 1982-1992, he was president of The Catholic University of America. Prior assignments include service as president of the University of Scranton (1975-82), dean of arts and sciences at Loyola University of New Orleans (1973-75), and various teaching positions in his field of economics and social ethics.
Father Byron writes a syndicated bi-weekly column (“Looking Around”) for Catholic News Service Syndicate. He is the author of Toward Stewardship (Paulist, 1975); Quadrangle Considerations [Loyola, 1989 (winner of the Catholic Press Association's 1990 Best Book Award in Education)]; Take Your Diploma and Run! (Paulist, 1992); Finding Work without Losing Heart (Adams, 1995); The 365 Days of Christmas (Paulist, 1996); Answers from Within: Spiritual Guidelines for Managing Setbacks in Work and Life (Macmillan, 1998); Jesuit Saturdays: Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Lay Colleagues and Friends (Loyola, 2000; revised edition, 2008); A Book of Quiet Prayer (Paulist, 2006); The Power of Principles: Ethics in the New Corporate Culture (Orbis, 2006); Words at the Wedding (Paulist, 2007); Individuarian Observations: Essays in Catholic Social Reflection (University of Scranton Press, 2007); Praying with and for Others (Paulist, 2008); Faith-Based Reflections on American Life (Paulist 2010); Next Generation Leadership (U. of Scranton Press, 2010); One Faith, Many Faithful: Short Takes on Contemporary Catholic Concerns (Paulist 2012), and The Word Received (2012) and The
Word Proclaimed (2013) homilies for Sundays in Years C and A (Paulist Press); he edited The Causes of World Hunger (Paulist, 1982) and Take Courage: Psalms of Support and Encouragement (Sheed & Ward, 1995).
He is a past trustee of Georgetown University, the University of San Francisco, and Loyola University of Chicago. Current directorships include Villanova University’s Center for the Study of Church Management, Gesu School, Loyola Foundation, and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. He was a founding director and past chairman of Bread for the World. He is a former member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and was a member of the original Board of the Corporation for National Service. He holds a doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland, two theology degrees from Woodstock College, a bachelor's in philosophy and master's in economics from Saint Louis University, and a certificate in educational management from Harvard. He was the 1999 recipient of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities' Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for his contributions over the years to the advancement of Catholic higher education. In that same year he received the Council of Independent Colleges’ Academic Leadership Award. He holds 30 honorary degrees.
A native of Pittsburgh, Father Byron grew up in Philadelphia, where he attended St. Joseph's Preparatory School. After service in the army's 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment in 1945-46, he attended Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia for three years before entering the Jesuit order in 1950. He was ordained a priest in 1961. [Address: 261 City Ave., Merion Station PA. 19066-1835; phone: 610-660-1424; e-mail: wbyron [at] sju.edu; cell: 443-691-5688.]
Chris Lowney chairs the board of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest healthcare/hospital systems with some $ 19 billion in assets. He is a one-time Jesuit seminarian who later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London until leaving the firm in 2001. He is a popular keynote speaker who has lectured in more than two-dozen countries on on leadership, business ethics, decision-making and other topics.
He is the author of four books. Heroic Leadership, a # 1 ranked bestseller of the CBPA, was named a finalist for a 2003 Book of the Year Award from ForeWord magazine, has been translated into eleven languages, and was named to the Commandant of the Marine Corps recommending reading list. He is also author of Heroic Living, and A Vanished World— Chris was featured in the PBS-aired documentary, “Cities of Light,” which echoed many of that book’s key themes. His latest work, Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads, has been called, “an invaluable gift,” and “a book for the ages.”
He served as volunteer founding president of Jesuit Commons, an innovative collaboration which offers online university education in refugee camps in Africa and elsewhere. He conceived and co-founded Contemplative Leaders in Action, an emerging leader formation program now active in a half-dozen cities. He founded Pilgrimage for Our Children’s Future, which funds education and healthcare projects in the developing world: to learn about or support that organization, visit www.pocf.org.
He is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University, where he also received his M.A. He is holder of five honorary Doctoral degrees.
Keith Douglass Warner, OFM
Keith Douglass Warner OFM
Director, Education and Research
Keith Douglass Warner OFM directs the Center's education, fellowship, grants and action research activities. He is a practical social ethicist in the Franciscan tradition. He has designed and implemented innovative, inter-disciplinary educational programs that advance social justice and Catholic identity in higher education since he came to Santa Clara in 2004. He directs the Global Social Benefit Fellowship, which provides a comprehensive program of mentored, field-based study and research for SCU juniors within the Center's worldwide network of social entrepreneurs. With Thane Kreiner he designed the fellowship and wrote the grant that funds it. He also teaches in the Honors Program, School of Engineering, and Religious Studies Department. Keith is an active participant in the retrieval of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition, and on the Board of Regents at the Franciscan School of Theology. His personal research webpage is www.scu.edu/kwarner
PhD: Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz, 2004.
MA: Theology, Franciscan School of Theology/GTU, 1996.
BA: Geography and Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, 1991.
Richard A. Mahony
Richard A. Mahony
Richard A. Mahony is a senior communications professional with extensive experience helping senior executives and their organizations achieve their strategic goals. He has 25 years of experience in strategic communications, investor relations, media engagement, marketing and advertising, in US and international markets.
Mr. Mahony develops strategies for clients facing critical challenges stemming from competitive pressures, litigation, regulatory enforcement actions, hostile shareholder initiatives or crisis situations. He has worked with CEOs of many companies, from Fortune 500 enterprises to start-‐ ups, and he specializes in strategies to present complex financial, legal or scientific issues effectively.
Mr. Mahony began his professional career at J.P. Morgan & Co. as an investment banker, where he specialized in capital markets transactions. He was later appointed head of the firm’s worldwide media relations group and held senior communications roles in New York and London, where he served on the firm’s Operating Committee.
For ten years Mr. Mahony held senior positions at leading communications advisory firms, including managing partner at Kreab Gavin Anderson and executive vice president at Edelman, which under his leadership became the industry’s top-‐ranked financial practice. During this period, he worked on critical issues for some of the most widely recognized brands in financial services, retailing and energy, including Bank of America, BP, Cantor Fitzgerald, CIT, Gazprom, Hyundai Capital, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, National Financial Partners, SwissRe and Toys ‘R’ Us.
A native of Minnesota, Mr. Mahony is a graduate of Macalester College and holds a Masters Degree from Harvard University, where he was a research associate in the Harvard Energy & Environmental Policy Center. Early in his career Richard led a nationally recognized economic development program for the City of St. Paul as a member of the mayor’s senior staff.
In addition to his consulting practice, Mr. Mahony is the managing member of a private investment partnership and is the founder of The Carol Mahony Scholarship at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, which was established in memory of his sister, who died of ovarian cancer.
Mr. Mahony holds dual US-‐Irish citizenship and lives in Connecticut.
Martin J. Wilde
Martin J. Wilde
Martin J. Wilde, General Secretary of the European chapter of the International Christian Union of Business Executives (UNIAPAC, Union Internationale des Associations Patronales Chretiennes)
He is also the General Secretary of the German UNIAPAC member, the Associations of Catholic Entrepreneurs (BKU, Bund Katholischer Unternehmer) and a member of the German Laity Council (ZdK, Zentralkomitee der deutschen Katholiken). In his voluntary capacity he is Vice-chairman of Don Bosco Mondo, an international NGO supporting underprivileged youth worldwide. He worked before In Africa as county director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal and studied theology, political science, economics and international law.
Michael Chen, Ph.D.
Michael Shih-ta Chen, Ph.D.
Member, Harvard Business School Asia Pacific Advisory Board
Independent Non-Executive Director, Value Partners Group Ltd
Member, Croucher Foundation – Investment Committee
Speaker: HPAIR Conference at Harvard University
Member, Global Jesuit Case Series Advisory Board
Senior Advisor to the Director of the Management Case Center at Peking University
Michael Chen was the Executive Director of the HBS Asia-Pacific Research Center until 2014 based in Hong Kong. Michael joined HBS in October 2005 and previously held senior staff and line positions in the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Union Bank of Switzerland, Swiss Bank Corporation, Standard Chartered Bank, National Westminster Band all in Hong Kong, and Citibank in Hong Kong and New York. He also worked as an Independent consultant. After graduating with a BA (honors) degree in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. Michael obtained his MBA from Harvard in 1972 followed by the PhD in Economics from Cornell University of 1973.
To leverage my 42 years experiences of leading teams focused on strategy, supply chain analysis, process improvements, policy setting, market-entry, product development, risk management, consulting, organizational structuring and turnarounds working in premier multinational corporate, private, investment and development banks, and also recently leading the Harvard Business School Asia Pacific Research Center, to further community, organization and individual goals by serving as: an Independent Non-Executive Director of Boards or Advisor to Committees to drive ESG and CSR - sensitive Enterprise Development; Special Consultant to broaden relationships with multilateral and private financial institutions; Intermediary of private investment opportunities and accessing equity; Advisor on turnaround situations; Facilitator in establishing educational endeavors as well as other start-ups; Leading case discussions and Lecturing.
Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas, S.J.
Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas, S.J.
Chairman: MBA Programs
Fr. Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas S. J., was born in Mumbai, India, and studied at St. Aloysius College Middle School, High School and College for twelve years before he joined the Karnataka Jesuit Province in 1955. During his priestly formation, he obtained Licentiate in Philosophy (LPh) from Sacred Heart College, Shembaganur, Tamilnadu, Licentiate in Sacred Theology (LST) from De Nobili College, Poona, and Masters in Philosophy from Dharwar University, South India. Ordained in 1966, he taught philosophy and sacred theology at the St. Joseph’s Inter-diocesan Seminary in Mangalore during 1967-1970, after which he was sent to the United States to pursue studies in Business Economics.