michael harrison photoDr. Michael Harrison
Program Coordinator
Assistant Professor

B.S., Central Connecticut State University; M.S.M., The American College; M.B.A, Colorado State University; D.B.A, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Michael Harrison is the Coordinator of the M.A. in Human Resources Management Program. He has over 22 years of business experience working with world class corporations including local firms such as Bose Corporation and Fidelity Investments.  Professor Harrison has taught as an Adjunct Professor at UMASS-Boston and in Southern New Hampshire University’s MBA program. He served as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University Summer School and as a guest lecturer at Boston College, Harvard University and Suffolk University. Dr. Harrison’s article on Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment is published in the International Business and Economics Research Journal and his article on US Image and Trust is published in the Global Business Economics Anthology.  He is also published in Framingham State University's Journal of Critical Thinking. Dr. Harrison has presented scholarly articles at Oxford University and Cambridge University. He was named Faculty of the Year by the Framingham State University undergraduates in 2010. Dr. Harrison has taught MGMT 975 Topics in Business. His topic was called "Performance Consulting and Causal Analysis." Dr. Harrison currently teaches MGMT 940 Business and Its Environment and MGMT 968 Managing in a Global Environment for the MBA program.

Robert AwkwardRobert Awkward
Program Advisor
Senior Instructor

B.A., M.S., Northeastern University; M.Ed., Boston University

Robert Awkward is the Academic Advisor for the M.A. concentration in Human Resources program. In addition to teaching part-time at Framingham State University, Robert is also an associate professor of business and economics at Middlesex Community College.  He teaches a variety of courses including Introduction to Business, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Human Resources Management, Interpersonal Communications in Business, Principles of Macroeconomics, and Principles of Microeconomics.  In addition to providing advice and counsel to Business Administration majors, Bob serves on several committees and task forces including the Student Learning Outcomes Task Force, the Diversity Coordinating Council, and is Co-Advisor of the Business & Economics Club which has won both the Federal Reserve regional and national economic challenge award in 2008 and 2009!

Dr. Mary RogersDr. Mary Rogers


B.A., College of Our Lady of the Elms; M.B.A., Western New England College; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

Eric Gulko Eric Gulko
Associate Professor

B.A., Emory University; J.D., Boston College Law School

Eric teaches the Employee Benefits class at Framingham State University.   His teaching focus is on practical application of benefits theories, with active collaboration between the professor and students.  Outside of FSU, Eric is a Vice President and Benefits Consultant for Summit Financial Corporation, a leading employee benefits consulting and administration firm.  Eric brings over fifteen years of experience working in the benefits industry, with expertise in the design, funding, administration, and compliance of employer sponsored benefits programs.  He has also been active in national healthcare reform policy and compliance matters, in the context of client work engaging with the White House, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies. Prior to joining Summit, Eric managed the U.S. benefits programs for Boston Scientific Corporation, and prior to that served as a benefits analyst with Hewitt Associates, implementing benefits solutions for Fortune 500 companies.  Eric obtained his B.A. from Emory University, and his J.D. from Boston College Law School.  Eric is a licensed attorney, a licensed broker in Health, Accident & Life insurance, a member of the New England Employee Benefits Council, and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Martin KennedyMartin Kennedy
Senior Instructor

B.A., MEd., Boston College; M.B.A., Northeastern University

Martin Kennedy has been teaching courses in Management since the mid 1980's with a short break here and there. He has a Master's Degree in Education from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University. He has taught in the MPA and the MHA programs for many years and focuses on Leadership as well as Personnel Administration. He teaches with a combination of styles but with a heavy focus on practical application of material learned. He is currently employed by the City of Somerville as a Special Education Supervisor. His forty year career has wound its way around public and private schools and organizations. He has two adult children and has been married to Ellen Lang for thirty four years. Martin's pastimes include being an amateur builder on his land in New Hampshire.


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