College of Business Faculty Profiles
The Nathan M. Bisk College of Business faculty are dedicated educators and outstanding researchers in their respective fields of study. They are fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in advancing our core values: Innovation, Diversity, Ethics, and Leadership. They continuously challenge our students, through educational experiences, in becoming our future business leaders ready to manage innovation and change in a global environment.
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Barranti, John C.
Assistant Professor Management and Director of Administration for Extended Studies Department
Appointed to current equivalent position in 1994. First position with Florida Institute of Technology in 1989 was as an Administrator at the off-campus Spaceport Site: Patrick AFB, Kennedy Space Center, and Titusville. Previously, served a 24 year career in the United States Air Force in various personnel, training, and long-range planning positions.
Presently, provide academic and general administration services for over 1,400 part-time graduate students in the Extended Studies Department from admission to graduation. Current faculty committee service assignment is as member of the University’s Library Committee. Highest earned degree is the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Nova University in 1993.
Bean Mangold, LuAnn
LuAnn Bean, Ph.D., CPA, CIA, CFE, FCPA, Professor of Accounting has over twenty-seven years of experience in the Accounting field. During her career, LuAnn has been actively involved in many professional accounting organizations, including her service as President of the Brevard FICPA, two-term president of the Florida East Coast IIA chapter, two-term President of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the IIA, three-term District Director over the IIA district for the Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and two-term District Director over the IIA district for Orlando, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Melbourne. LuAnn Bean is a widely published expert in more than 250 professional and educational accounting journals and texts.
Assistant Professor, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and New Business Development; Direc
Dr. Benjamin is the Director for the Center of Entrepreneurship and New Business Development and an assistant professor of entrepreneurship and strategic management. He brings over 20 years of industry experience into the classrooms at Florida Tech. Dr. Benjamin earned his MBA and PhD from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Charles Bryant received his Doctorate degree in International Business from Cleveland State University. His dissertation topic was the impact of corruption, entrepreneurial activity, human capital, and entrepreneurship, on the economic globalization of a nation. His work has been published in the leading research journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Bryant has also presented his research at the Academy of International Business global conferences in both Istanbul, Turkey and in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Bryant spent over a decade working with major multinational corporations and 7 years as a lecturer at Ashland University in Ohio.
In addition to his Doctorate degree, Dr. Bryant also holds Masters degrees in International Business and Finance. His research interests include international business, international strategy, international entrepreneurship, regionalization & globalization, and global finance. His personal interests include skiing, sailing, running, kayaking, and cycling.
Robert L. Long Professor of Ethics
DR. Isabella D. Bunn is a transatlantic lawyer and academic. She is the Robert L. Long Professor of Ethics at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, where she teaches globalization and corporate social responsibility. Dr. Bunn is also affiliated with Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford, where she specializes in global ethics, human rights, and international economic law. She holds leadership posts in a number of organizations, including the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.
Associate Professor, Academic Chair, Marketing, Online Programs
Dr. Cook worked with Pan American Airways and the Boeing Company in customer services. After leaving the airline industry, she completed her MBA and doctoral studies and began her academic career. During this career, she has served as Dean of Education, Associate Dean of Academics, and Department Chair for Accounting, Business Administration, and Graduate Studies. Her Ph.D. is in Business Administration from the Union Institute, Ohio, with concentrations in American History, Hospitality, Sociology, and International Business. In addition, she has 18 graduate hours in marketing. Her research and published areas are in changing socio-political foundations of business enterprise in America, educational growth patterns, online education, curriculum development and construction, education research and innovation, women leadership development, sustainable tourism, ability training through partnered education, mobile marketing, and entrepreneurship. She currently is the Academic Chair for Online Business Administration/Marketing, with the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology.
Andrew Cudmore, Ph.D. , M.B. A., B. A., received his PhD in Marketing from the University of South Carolina. His specialty is consumer behavior and market research. He has previously held market analyst positions for both Petro-Canada, Norcen Energy Resources and the Ziff Energy Group. He has held management positions at ABEX Financial and his own consulting company ProAKtive Solutions LLC. Dr. Cudmore has taught in both the U.S. and Canada across six universities and has taught and developed over twenty different marketing and general business courses in his 24 year teaching career.
Associate Professor, Management, Academic Chair, Management, Online Programs
Dr. Ivonne A. Delgado-Perez is an Associate Professor in Management. She serves as Academic Chair for the Online Program in Management. Dr. Delgado earned her Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial and Managerial Development in Labor Relations from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. She also holds a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in Organizational Studies, both from the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Delgado is a Society for Human Resource Management - Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and holds the certification of Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Dr. Delgado has more than 11 years of experience coordinating Graduate Programs in several universities in Puerto Rico. She has worked both, on ground and on-line, in colleges and universities in Puerto Rico and in the United States. Dr. Delgado’s research interests involve the areas of management, entrepreneurship, and human resources management.
Associate Professor, Finance
Amitabh S Dutta, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Finance and also serves as the Director of the Center for Ethics and Leadership. He earned his doctorate from The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his MBA from Wake Forest University. Prior to academia, he has been an entrepreneur with ownership interests in industrial manufacturing and marketing pumps and valves.
Academic Chair, International Business and Health Care Management, Online Programs and Assistant Pro
Dr. Glassman’s master’s thesis was conducted at the Logistics Executive Development Course. He performed research to study and utilize competitive intelligence to enhance business and managerial decision-making with a concentration on logistical assets. His doctoral dissertation focused on the job satisfaction levels of the U.S. Army’s Logistics Officer Corps during the early stages of the Global War on Terrorism. This was an important empirical investigation because it was the first of its kind within the newly formed, combat strained Logistics Corps. Dr. Glassman recently retired from the Army after 30 years of exemplary service. His current interests include organizational behavior, organizational development, organizational design, adaptive leadership, critical analysis, logistics management, and contingency planning.
Grieves, Michael W.
Research Professor, Assistant Director of Center for Lifecycle and Innovation Management
Dr. Michael Grieves splits his time between the business and academic worlds. He is the author of the seminal books on Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): “Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking” (McGraw-Hill, 2006) and Virtually Perfect: Driving Innovative and Lean Products through Product Lifecycle Management” (SCP, 2010).
Dr. Grieves is an acknowledge world expert in PLM and lectures world-wide on engineering, manufacturing, and PLM in both industry and academia conferences. In addition to his books, Dr. Grieves has numerous publications and articles. Dr. Grieves consults with a number of leading international manufacturers and governmental organizations such as NASA.
Dr. Grieves has been a Co-Director of the Purdue PLM Center of Excellence, where he still participates, and served as a Visiting Professor at the Purdue University College of Technology. Dr. Grieves has also been affiliated with the Eller School of Business MIS Department at the University of Arizona, where he was designated Director – Industry Research for the MIS Department and Director, Information Technology Industry Research Center (ITIRC) at the University of Arizona. He served on the advisory board for the MIS department.
Dr. Grieves is Chairman Emeritus of Oakland University’s School of Business Board of Visitors. He has taught in the United States, China, and Europe at the university senior undergraduate, and graduate school levels and has authored and taught executive education courses. Dr Grieves is a Professor at CIMBA University, Asolo, Italy with an appointment at the University of Iowa. He also has an appointment as Research Professor at the Florida Institute of Technology.
Dr. Grieves is a founder and Chairman of Interactive Frontiers, Inc. the world leader in golf and sport instructional software, Dr. Grieves has over thirty years experience in the computer and data communications industry. He has been a senior executive at both Fortune 1000 companies and entrepreneurial organizations during his career. He founded and took public a $100 million systems integration company and subsequently served as its audit and compensation committee chair. Dr. Grieves has substantial board experience, including serving on the board of public companies in both China and Japan.
Dr. Grieves has a BSCE from Michigan State University and an MBA from Oakland University. He received his doctorate from the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management.
Hansen, Lars B.
Assistant Professor in Sport Management, Academic Chair, Project Management, Online Programs
Lars B. Hansen, Ph.D, MBA, is an Assistant Professor in Sport Management. He earned his Ph.D in Strategic Management from the University of Southern Denmark and his MBA from Copenhagen Business School.
Dr. Hansen has more than 10 years of experience from universities in Denmark, Germany and the United States, teaching courses within Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Marketing Management.
Dr. Hansen’s research interests include corporate diversification, the role of chance and luck in business strategy, and the sources of competitive advantage. He has a special interest in the sports industries.
Prior to entering academia, Dr. Hansen was a professional chess player ranked in the top 100 in the world and a Bronze Medal Winner from the Chess Olympics, and served as National Head Coach of the Danish Chess Federation. He is a co-founder of Orlando Chess House, specializing in coaching services and chess events.
B.SC. University of Pretoria
B.Com. University of Pretoria
M.Com. University of Cape Town
M.B.A. Said Business School, University of Oxford
Chartered Financial Analyst
Certified Financial Risk Manager
Presently, instructor focused on management studies and entrepreneurship. Prior experience in management consulting as a senior manager for KPMG Advisory Services. He has advised start-ups on their business model design, strategy and financing. He is also a part owner a designer men's fashion company.
Assistant Professor, Academic Chair, Management, Online Programs
Keiron Hylton, JD, MBA has taught strategy, entrepreneurship and principles of management courses at Florida Tech. He has consulted with companies at the startup, growth and harvest stages of development in the media, publishing, education and financial services industries. He is also a former Managing Director at Berkery, Noyes, an advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions in the information industry.
Trudie Infantini, CPA, earned her Master’s in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University. She is currently elected as a Brevard County Commissioner. She has worked as a financial advisor for Wall Street firms; held the position of Audit Manager of Space Coast Credit Union; and operates as the CEO of her CPA firm.
Sherry Jensen received her Ph.D. and an M.A., both in economics, from Clemson University. She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Centre College with a B.S. in economics. Her research interests are in applied microeconomics, including labor economics, industrial organization, and the economics of education.
Bob Keimer is an Instructor of Management in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech. Previously, he served as an Adjunct Instructor in the College, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in business start-ups, sales, marketing, and management. He holds a bachelors and master’s degree from Columbia University.
Bob served as the Interim Director of the Women’s Business Center at Florida Tech and was the Program Coordinator for the Entrepreneurial Training Services program providing start-up and business training services to displaced aerospace workers. He is an active community member serving as a certified SCORE Business Counselor, Facilitator for the Women’s Business Center’s Ignite Mentoring Program, Executive Mentor in CareerSource Brevard’s intensive entrepreneurship training program, “Startup Quest”, and their “Energy Launch” technology commercialization program. Bob’s Energy Launch Team earned 1st place in the business/technology presentations conducted in the Fall of 2013. Bob is a long-time Junior Achievement Volunteer.
Bob is an entrepreneur with extensive teaching, training, and business consulting experience. He is the CEO of The TGZ Group, LLC, and a founding partner in Airgonomix, LLC. Prior, Bob held senior operating management positions at SCP Distributors (POOLCORP). His business regions ranged from $26M to $60M in revenue and up to 150 employees. Bob started his career working in his family’s construction business.
Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
Ph.D. Kent State University, Kent, OH, Management Information Systems, 2014
M.S. The Catholic University of Korea, Bucheon, Korea, Management Information Systems, 2007
B.S. Qingdao University, Qingdao, China, Management Information Systems, 2003
Dr. Liu's Master's thesis was on social networks and recommender systems. The research was conducted based on the user base of a social network website to study the effectiveness of social network information on prediction accuracy of user preferences. His doctoral dissertation was on mobile app adoption, in which social characteristics, product characteristics, and adopter characteristics were studied as three dimensions. Dr. Liu's current research interests include social networks and mobile app adoption.
Instructor, Director of Assessment
Tim Muth has 25+ years experience working in various executive management positions with multinational companies. He has has traveled to and worked with companies in Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. Tim was awarded the Certified Global Business Professional credential in 2010. He has taught International and Global Business courses at FIT for the past five (5) years. His International Business students participate in a unique global virtual team project called X-Culture.
Otero, Angel R.
Assistant Professor, Academic Chair, Accounting and Finance, Online Programs
Angel R. Otero, Ph.D., CPA, CISA, CITP, CICA, and CRISC has over 16 years of industry experience in the areas of public accounting/auditing, internal control audits, information technology consulting, and information systems auditing. Before joining Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Otero worked at Deloitte & Touche, LLP for over 10 years and attained the position of Senior Manager overseeing offices in the states of Florida and Puerto Rico.
Dr. Otero’s research interests involve the areas of accounting and information systems; financial audit and internal controls; information systems auditing; and information security audits and risk assessments. He has published research related to internal control assessments in multiple peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
Dr. Otero has a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University, an M.S. in Software Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds memberships at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), and The Institute for Internal Controls (IIC) professional organizations.
Assistant Professor, Information Systems
Ph.D., Management Information Systems, University of Memphis, 2015
M.B.A., Computer Information Systems, University of North Alabama, 2009
B.Sc., Instrumentation and Control Systems, Sardar Patel University, 2003
Jignya Patel’s research interests focus on both technical topics such as Software Testing and non-technical topics with managerial implications such as effective ways to integrate Information Technology into the workplace. Her two paper dissertation focused on (1) the simultaneous effect of stress inducing and stress reducing characteristics of information technology on employee well-being and (2) the role of identity in the boundary spanning behavior of information system personnel Her publications have appeared in journals such as Information Technology and People, and Journal of Information Technology and Management. She has also published proceedings in conferences such as European Conference on Information Systems, American Conference on Information Systems, and SIGMIS.
Perez, Enrique (Henry)
Associate Dean, Assistant Professor
Henry Perez, Ph.D., MBA, holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration, a bachelor’s in industrial engineering, and has over 25 years of international sales, marketing and management experiences. He has participated in start-up operations and market expansion on three continents and successfully launched a Communication Products Distributor and Integrator in Mexico.
Richardson, Theodore III
Dean, Nathan M. Bisk College of Business
Dr. Theodore “Ted” Richardson III is the Dean of the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology. As a Senior Associate Dean he has served as the academic officer for 1200 graduate students at 11 extended sites located in 5 states with 12 full-time faculty and 128 adjuncts in order to deliver Master’s degrees in business, sciences, and engineering as well as a new undergraduate program. Alone, extended sites deliver over $9.4m in revenue. Dr. Richardson is also a member of the Graduate Council, Standards Committee and appointed to the Doctoral Advisory Research committee.
Prior to Florida Institute of Technology, Dr. Richardson was Associate Dean of External Affairs of the Ronald L. Bittner School of Business at St. John Fisher College. As a direct hire of President Katherine E. Keough Ed.D, Dr. Richardson was appointed to the institutions senior staff that was the main administrative governance body of the college.
Prior to his tenure at St. John Fisher College, Dr. Richardson was a Senior Manager at Xerox Corporation with responsibilities in division level marketing, customer service, and engineering. His highest level of responsibility was managing the Production Systems Group Service Strategy that was a $2.3 billion business.
He has also held positions at Kenner Products, and Eastman Kodak Company.
Dr. Richardson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh as a Mechanical Engineer in 1972, received a Masters of Business Administration degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1999, and completed a Doctorate in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania in March 2006.
Rivet, Steven R.
MBA, Florida Institute of Technology, 1992 BSE, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1983
Mr. Rivet spent 30 years in the semiconductor industry in several engineering and management positions, the last 15 years in Marketing Management and Product Line Director roles for power semiconductor products. He has been published in the IEEE Transaction on Nuclear Science and in semiconductor business magazines. Mr. Rivet also owns and serves as president of a real estate holding and technology business consulting firm. He enjoys teaching Marketing to undergraduates with special emphasis on technology and international businesses.
Sandall, Darrel L.
Darrel L. Sandall, Ph.D., has 15 years as an executive with two defense contractors as well as two years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation at Purdue University. Prior to coming to FIT, Darrel served as the Chief Operating Officer of Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems, LTD. In his role with XADS, Darrel managed the daily operations and government contracting of the company as well as managed the intellectual property portfolio and provided strategic leadership as part of the executive team.
Prior to joining the faculty of Purdue, Dr. Sandall was the Chief Skills Officer (CSO) for SkillsNET Corporation, one of the Top 500 fastest growing companies in the United States in 2006 as recognized by Inc Magazine. As CSO, Darrel managed the research, development and implementation of the personnel science solutions provided by SkillsNET, and was involved with developing and implementing technology-based manpower, personnel and training solutions for corporate and governmental clients, including numerous multi-million dollar FFP, CPFF and T&M contracts for the U.S. Department of Defense. Darrel also directed the development and management of SkillsNET’s intellectual property portfolio, including co-inventing systems and methods covered by 13 patent applications.
In his career, he has worked for 10 years in the field of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and managed numerous national and global consulting efforts that focused on optimizing the workforce for the client organizations in the commercial, government, and non-profit sectors. He has worked with clients such as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Naval Reserves, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Aviation Administration, the General Services Administration, the Canadian Combined Armed Forces, the European Union, Cisco Systems, M-i SWACO, IEEE, Alliant Techsystems (ATK), CitiFinancial Mortgage North America, Plateau Systems, CSRG, First Hawaiian Bank, the National Shipbuilding Research Program, the American Job Link Alliance, and numerous state governments.
Dr. Sandall's research and publication stream focuses on the intersection of innovation, technology and personnel competencies, and has produced works related to the science of innovation, Product Lifecycle Managment, and Knowledge/Skill/Ability/Competency identification and management.
Dr. Sandall serves the university in many ways, including serving as the President of the Faculty Senate and as a member of the President's Cabinet, the University Budget Committee, and the University Patent Committee.
Michael H. Slotkin, PhD. (Mike) holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Economics; he earned his doctoral degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has taught economics courses in undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA programs for more than 15 years. Dr. Slotkin has published articles in journals such as International Journal of Management and Decision Making, the Journal of International Education in Business, the Journal of Vacation Marketing, Periodica Oeconomica, and the Journal of Accounting and Finance Research. He was the lead professor in developing the new short-term study abroad program offered by the College of Business and based in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Slotkin’s research and consulting interests include sustainability and ecotourism, economic impact assessments, feasibility studies, cost-benefit analyses, and pedagogical issues.
Assistant Dean of Online Programs, Assistant Professor
Christian Sonnenberg is the Assistant Dean of Online Programs and an Assistant Professor in Information Systems at the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology. He also serves as Academic Chair for the Online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) and MBA in Information Technology Management as well as the concentrations in Cybersecurity. He earned his doctorate in Computer Science from Florida Institute of Technology and also earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science and Software Engineering respectively from Florida Tech.
Dr. Sonnenberg’s research covers such areas as handheld and mobile usability, modeling and simulation, data visualization, and online learning models and systems. Among his most recent research endeavors include a content adaptation system for dynamically formatting mobile web pages from user context, developing a modeling technique for visualizing and adjusting cognitive radio performance in real-time, and exploring the impact of mobile technologies in the online classroom.
Previous to joining Florida Tech, Dr. Sonnenberg worked as a software engineer for over ten years Harris Corporation Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD) in Melbourne, FL. While there, he worked in a number of areas including directional wireless networks, cellular interrogation systems, and satellite image processing applications.
Director Industry/Education Programs
Thomas J. Stauffacher, M.S. received his M.S. in Contract and Procurement Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. A retired Army Colonel, he has held key positions as Signal Battalion Commander, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Contracting Officer, Fort Monmouth, N.J.; Program and Budget Officer, the Pentagon; Communications Section Chief, NATO; and Project Manager, Satellite Communications, Fort Monmouth, N.J.
Associate Professor of Economics
Alex Vamosi, Ph.D., M.A., received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Dr. Vamosi has been the Associate Dean of the College of Business since 2007, overseeing both campus and online degree programs. For the past several years he has been actively involved with accreditation efforts and in the development and implementation of the College’s outcomes assessment plan.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Vamosi earned his Bachelor of Commerce and M.A. degrees from the University of Alberta. After receiving his M.A. in Economics he worked as an economist for the Department of Treasury, Provincial Government of Alberta. He then moved to Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he earned his Ph.D. in Economics, with emphases in econometrics, international economics and monetary economics. His first academic position was with the College of Wooster, Ohio where he oversaw over 50 independent research projects. In 2001, Dr. Vamosi joined Florida Tech and the College of Business as an Assistant Professor of Economics, teaching courses in economics and statistics for both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Dr. Vamosi’s research focusses primarily on economic impact assessment and ecotourism. He has co-authored several economic impact studies of nature and wildlife events in the state of Florida, including the renowned Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival as well as the Centennial Celebration of the National Wildlife Refuge System. He is also co-author of a research report assessing the recreational benefits of constructing a multi-purpose artificial surf reef in Brevard County.
Associate Professor, Program Chair, M.S.; Director of Center for Lifecycle and Innovation Management
Abram Walton, Ph.D., M.S., received his Ph.D. in Technology and Innovation Management from Purdue University. He previously held leadership positions as a Manager of Wal-Mart Stores, as the owner of a real estate investment firm, as a consultant for an Intellectual Property Acquisition firm, and has successfully helped launch several new technology ventures.
Associate Professor, Finance
Joan Wiggenhorn received her Ph.D. in Finance from Florida Atlantic University. Previously she had received a Masters in Economics and an M.B. A. and taught at Economics at both FAU and Broward Community College. She came to FIT after teaching International Finance and Financial Institutions at Barry University in Miami.