Department of Management and Entrepreneurship

Faculty

Management and Entrepreneurship

Gwen Jones, Ph.D.

Professor of Management
Chair, Management and Entrepreneurship Department

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

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2139
Phone: 201-692-7222
gjones@fdu.edu

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

James G. Almeida, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8801
almeida@fdu.edu

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

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

Stephen Bear, D.P.S.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2134
Phone: 201-692-7234
sebear@fdu.edu

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

Scott J. Behson, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

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

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

Domenick Celentano, MBA

Lecturer of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8801
domcelen@fdu.edu

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

Gerard F. Farias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC8
Phone: 973-443-8879
gfarias@fdu.edu

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

Joel I. Harmon, Ph.D.

Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC7
Phone: 973-443-8792
harmon@fdu.edu

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

Tiffany Keller-Hansbrough, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, M20
Phone: 973-443-8298
thansb@fdu.edu

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 QuarterlyHuman RelationsOrganizational Research Methods, and Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Eun-Jeong Ko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8852
eko@fdu.edu

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

Isabella Krysa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: 249
Phone: 604-648-4498
i.krysa@fdu.edu

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

Osita Nwachukwu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, first floor, MC6
Phone: 973-443-8860
osita_nwachukwu@fdu.edu

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

Dennis J. Scotti

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

Florham Campus:
Office: Mansion, second floor, W18
Phone: 973-443-8093
prof_djs@fdu.edu

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

Gordon G. Sollars, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2126
Phone: 201-692-7331
gsollars@fdu.edu

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

J. Daniel Wischnevsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Management

Metropolitan Campus:
Office: Dickinson Hall, second floor, 2124
Phone: 201-792-7244
dw@fdu.edu

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

Professors Emeritus

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

A short history of entrepreneurship education at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Fairleigh Dickinson University has had an entrepreneurship focus in its business school curriculum since the early 1990s. One of the first Universities to create a dedicated center for entrepreneurship outreach and, based upon its requirement to have entrepreneurship as a required class in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, it was a pioneer in its vision to provide business students with an education that responded to the need to provide, in the words of FDU founder, Peter Sammartino, “…an education of and for the world.” The need for this type of education has not diminished – rather, the economic crises that we have experienced politically and economically over the last decade, has provided resounding evidence that this is more necessary today than ever before. Entrepreneurship can provide the mechanism through which sound ethical values and business practices can be learned and taught.

Entrepreneurship education at the Silberman College of Business

Entrepreneurship education has been a distinguishing feature of our curriculum and one of the ways in which the college has provided professional education with grounding in the real world. At the undergraduate level in the Business Planning Forum class, (BUSI 3160) students create a full business plan, and at the MBA level students create a feasibility analysis for a business opportunity. The Business Planning Forum class is an integrative class that draws upon knowledge acquired during prior years, including Accounting, Finance, Marketing, and Ethics. For those students who choose to proceed to a major in entrepreneurship, this class serves as the introduction to the rest of the curriculum, as does the Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTR 6012) class at the graduate level. Our entrepreneurship classes have historically provided the opportunity to obtain enviable rankings in annual Princeton Review surveys.

Until 2003 the entrepreneurship discipline was housed in the Department of Management, Marketing, Information Systems, and Decision Sciences in the Silberman College of Business. A Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship was born in 2003 and the department is now responsible for faculty, curriculum, and research in marketing and entrepreneurship. The Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship is focused on outreach efforts at the campus and local community levels, in which department faculty participate.

In 2006 faculty were awarded a grant by the New Jersey Department of Education to help develop a business curriculum for high-achieving students at the Teaneck High School. Collaborating with the Bergen County College faculty from the Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship as well as Accounting have assisted in writing and implementing curriculum in three content areas: Marketing, Accounting, and Mathematical Methods. Faculty have presented at national and state conferences on this work.

Students in the entrepreneurship major are eligible for scholarship funding by applying for such funding via the department by completing the application form and submitting to Financial Aid. Selection is made in early fall and awards done soon afterward. Interested students should contact the department chair for more information.

The Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (FEA) is organized through the academic department and supported in this outreach activity by staff at the Rothman Institute. Each spring the FEA selects one female entrepreneur in New Jersey to receive the honor of being named the female entrepreneur of the year. In addition, the department faculty facilitates the outreach work of the FEA by delivering seminars focused on business development at the Florham campus – this is done in conjunction with the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners (NJAWBO).

Faculty are involved at a national level with the premier professional organization for entrepreneurship educators, USASBE

FACULTY

Almeida,James

Dean
Department: Silberman College
Email: james_almeida@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8801

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Bear,Stephen

Associate Professor
Email: stephen109_bear@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-7234

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Behson,Scott

Professor
Email: scott_behson@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-7222

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Celentano,Domenick

Assistant Professor, Marketing
Email: domenick_celentano@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8853

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Farias,Gerard

Associate Professor
Email: gerard_farias@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8879

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Harmon,Joel

Professor
Email: joel_i_harmon@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8792

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Hansbrough,Tiffany

Associate Professor
Email: tiffany_keller-hansbrough@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8298

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Jones,Gwen

Professor
Email: gwen_jones@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8763

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Ko,Eun-Jeong

Associate Professor
Email: eun-jeong808_ko@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8852
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Krysa,Isabella

Assistant Professor of Economics, Finance, Int’l Business
Email: isabella294_krysa@fdu.edu
Phone: 604-648-4498

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Nwachukwu,Osita

Associate Professor
Email: osita_nwachukwu@fdu.edu
Phone: 973-443-8860

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Scotti,Dennis

Professor
Email: dennis_scotti@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-7236

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Sollars,Gordon

Associate Professor
Email: gordon_sollars@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-7331

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Wischnevsky, J. Daniel

Associate Dean Undergraduate Programming & Metropolitan Camp
Department: Silberman College
Email: daniel_wischnevsky@fdu.edu
Phone: 201-692-7244

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