Faculty

Our experienced online faculty strives to help you on your educational journey, so you archive the professional skills needed to reach your career goals.

Business

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Demetri Tsancas | Visiting Professor

“I want my students to be able to apply the knowledge from class to their daily work responsibilities as well as their personal life.”

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Dr. Stephen C. Betts | Professor of Management

“Pursuing your degree is not only part of your education, it is a part of your professional career. Stay engaged, build your KSA's (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities), and have fun.”

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Francis Cai | Professor

“Today's world is changing faster than ever. You have to keep learning to keep up with the change.”

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Ge Zhang | Professor of Finance

“Online programs help students solve long-distance problems without losing education opportunities.”

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John Malindretos | Professor of Finance

“I really like to disseminate information to people who are thirsty for knowledge.”

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Michael Taylor | Professor

“Our MBA graduates will effectively apply knowledge and skills in their areas of professional interest and will master them by developing solutions to selected real-world business problems.”

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Dr. Rajiv Kashyap | Professor of Marketing, Academic Lead MBA WP Online, Chair Management, Marketing and Professional Sales

“Make the most of this opportunity—you can engage with experienced and knowledgeable faculty who can guide you during the program and beyond.”

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Raza Mir | Professor

“I have published more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and I’ve authored six books.”

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Shan Feng | Professor

“The main objectives are to help you understand how consumers behave and how this knowledge can be used to make marketing decisions.”

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Education

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Dongliang Lei | Assistant Professor

“Be motivative.”

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Evan Saperstein | Adjunct Professor

“As an educator, I seek to create a democratic classroom where different ideas and perspectives are welcomed and encouraged.”

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Jolene R. Battitori | Professor

“I want the students to gain an understanding of the complexities and importance of curriculum and to love the curriculum design process.”

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Laura Calabrese | Adjunct Professor

“I started teaching because I love learning, myself. Being able to develop curricula coupled with best instructional practices gives me great satisfaction.”

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Samuel F. Fancera | Assistant Professor & Educational Leadership Program Director

“This online program provides content knowledge and many opportunities for candidates to develop their educational leadership skills.”

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Health Professions

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Brenda Marshall | Professor

“I love learning and want to help my students fall in love with engaged learning, research, and nursing.”

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Cheryl Hollema | Associate Professor

“I would like students to have the information and skills to apply to real-life clinical situations, thereby providing them with the process to analyze and think critically in their practice going forward.”

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Daria Napierkowski | Associate Professor

“Students need to be independent and self-motivated.”

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Debbie Mohammed | Assistant Professor

“Students need to be focused and consistent in their completion of assignments.”

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Dr. Nadine Aktan | Professor of Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner

“Bring your nursing knowledge, dedication, passion, and abilities to work hard and have fun!”

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Elizabeth Galetz | Professor

“Online education can be extremely flexible and will fit into your daily schedule.”

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Joanne Affinito | Assistant Professor

“I have 42 years of bedside nursing experience, which enables me to facilitate students to blend didactic material into real-world situations.”

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Joset Brown | Assistant Professor

“I want students to leave my course armed with knowledge that they can use in a tangible way.”

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Kathleen M. Horan | Professor

“Although individual course objectives vary, my overall goal is to prepare students for the realities and rigor of professional nursing.”

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Kimberly Dimino | Professor

“I want students to learn to confidently and competently apply theoretical knowledge to deliver culturally sensitive, compassionate nursing care to people in a variety of settings.”

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Leo-Felix M. Jurado | Professor and Chairperson

“In nursing, you will always be making a difference in people’s lives. In order to do that well, you have to be selfless.”

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Lisa Foley | Instructor

“I would like students to feel like they are a part of a real class and learning community and get to know me and the other students.”

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Lydia. H. Albuquerque | Assistant Professor

“The class that I teach will bring real cases that are encountered in practical setting. I will be able to connect the text with practical solutions and outcome measures in areas of assessment, diagnosis, and treatment.”

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Persephone Vargas | Assistant Professor

“Teaching not only helps students become excellent nurses or nurse practitioners, it also inspires me to be a better nurse!”

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Rahi Abouk | Assistant Professor

“I want students to learn techniques to analyze and interpret data and to gain knowledge about the U.S. healthcare system.”

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Sharon Puchalski | Assistant Professor

“Students should be motivated and ready to learn from faculty and expert clinicians with decades of experience. They are dedicated to nursing excellence and ready to partner with you on your RN to BSN journey.”

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Undergraduate

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Dr. Colleen Eren | Associate Professor

“Our program doesn't just give you a criminal justice degree, it prepares you for leadership roles and advancement in whatever career you choose. We go beyond the basics to give you specialized knowledge in exciting criminal justice subfields, plus the analytical, theoretical, and communication skills to succeed.”

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Dr. Corey H. Basch | Professor and Chairperson of Public Health

“While there is constantly new knowledge being learned, the major challenge in public health today is translating knowledge into practice. Pursuant to that, encouraging students to learn more about factors that influence decision-making is a main emphasis of public health practice.”

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Dr. Jennifer Owlett | Associate Professor of Communication; Director of the MA in Professional Communication

“Students that are well-organized tend to be successful in my courses. Someone who is dedicated to their learning and is both an active participant and listener also will excel.”

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Dr. Kelli Smith | Assistant Professor

“Students will develop self-awareness of their communication behavior and be able to adapt their communication depending on the audience and situation. They will learn how to prepare and deliver professional presentations, manage interpersonal conflict, and work effectively in groups and teams.”

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