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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.”


Degrees Held:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Management – Rutgers University
  • Master of Business Administration – Rutgers University
  • Master of Science in Management Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Career Highlights:

    More than 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, more than 130 conference presentations, and more than 30 research awards.

    I worked as a Human Resource Consultant and Industrial Engineer.

    In which online degree program do you teach?

    • What do you want students to take away from your courses?

      In all my courses I use a “contingency” approach. I want students to be able to identify what factors influence decisions, and how they affect them.

    • Why did you start teaching?

      I enjoy learning. In my courses I share what I have learned and learn from the class.

    • What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

      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.

    • What qualities make someone particularly successful in the area in which you teach?

      A willingness to accept challenges, enabled by being a good listener and lifelong learner.

    • What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the profession face today?

      Managers must move from an outdated “profit maximization” model of running organizations to a more sustainable “triple bottom line” model of people, profit, and planet.

    • What is the one book you think everyone should read?

      For managers, I recommend “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker.

    • Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know about you.

      Among my professional sidetracks, I was an actor and sword fight choreographer.