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Director of the MBA Program
MBA Suffolk University
PhD Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Jorge Riveras is the Director of the MBA program as well as an Assistant Professor teaching Strategic Management and International Business courses. Dr. Riveras became interested in Academia after working for more than two decades in global business and is a true believer of bringing real-world experience to the classroom.
Academic Program Advisor
BS Central Connecticut State University
MS The American College
MBA Colorado State University
DBA Southern New Hampshire State University
Dr. Michael Harrison is the Academic Advisor of the MBA Program. He has over 22 years of business experience working with world class corporations including local firms such as Bose Corporation and Fidelity Investments. Dr. Harrison earned his Doctor of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, his MBA from Colorado State University, his Master of Science in Management from The American College and his B.S. in Business from Central Connecticut State University. 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 teaches MGMT 940 Business and Its Environment and MGMT 968 Managing in a Global Environment for the MBA program.
Visiting Assistant Professor
BS, University of New Hampshire
MBA, MS, PhD Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Gregory Dumont is an adjunct member of the Graduate faculty at Framingham State University. In addition to extensive marketing and sales experience working for prominent local companies like Fidelity Investments, Dr. Dumont has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at The University of Akron, The University of Maryland and Southern New Hampshire University. Currently, he is a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Akron.
As an undergraduate, Dr. Dumont was a student-athlete at The University of New Hampshire where he double majored in Sociology and Economics. Dr. Dumont went on to earn an MBA, MS in International Business and a Ph.D. in International Business with a concentration in Marketing from Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently teaching MRKT917 – Strategic Marketing within the MBA program. Professionally, his areas of interest include international marketing, marketing strategy and sports marketing.
James Farris, MBA
Visiting Senior Instructor
James Farris has over 30 years of business experience working in Information Technology and Business. He has served as the Director of I.T. for companies in various industries and of varying sizes. He is currently a Senior Manager within the Global Technology department at Staples, Inc. where he is responsible for Vendor and Finance management functions for nearly 2000 retail locations globally.
Mr. Farris has earned both his B.S. in Computer Science and his MBA from Framingham State University. He has taught in the Computer Science undergraduate program at Framingham State University and currently teaches multiple business and computer science undergraduate classes at Southern New Hampshire University. He has been a guest speaker at Hult International Business School, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Worchester Polytechnic Institute.
James Farris teaches QUAN 905 Management Science and MGMT 935 Operations Management for the MBA program.
BA Framingham State University
MA Brandeis University
Ivan Fernandez has been a visiting lecturer of Economics and Finance at Framingham State University since 2002, as well as other institutions in the area. Originally from Spain, he is a class of 1999 graduate of from Framingham State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. Upon graduating from FSU Ivan directly consulted for the Spanish Under Secretary of Education. Ivan then attended Brandeis University International Business School where he graduated with a degree in International Economics and Finance.
After graduating from Brandeis, Ivan joined Fidelity Investments as an Analyst in their Defined Benefit Implementation division, where he had the opportunity to work with large corporations such as PepsiCo, Ford Motor Company, and Colt Firearms. In 2004, Ivan returned to Spain to head up a series of projects for Pullmans Llaneza, a leading transit and logistics company located in Northern Spain with operations across the European Union and northern Africa.
In 2006, Ivan returned to Boston and joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA to lead a team of analysts which assessed the impact of the Massachusetts Health Care Reform on existing products. After completion of the assessment, Ivan has since been working as a Research Analyst for the Market Planning and Product Innovation group where he currently focuses on quantitative analysis, competitive intelligence, and strategic planning.
Ivan has taught undergraduate macroeconomics and microeconomics and currently teaches FINA 929 Financial Management and QUAN 905 Managerial Science.
Mr. Fong is an experienced marketing professional and educator. He teaches strategic marketing for Framingham State. In addition to his teaching role, Mr. Fong is the Founding Director for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's Center for Research and Consulting. In past roles, he has served as Director of Marketing, Planning and Research for a major university; Director of Research for an advertising and marketing firm and worked for a variety of consulting and research firms. Mr. Fong has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing, research and the competitive environment. He has authored many articles on marketing continuing and online education for a number of academic journals including the International Handbook of Distance Education, the Continuing and Higher Education Review, ACHE Journal and Continuing Education in Colleges and Universities.
BSBA Bloomsburg University
MA Indiana University
Professor Inman has been teaching at Framingham State University for 18 years in various programs which include Business Administration, Accounting, and Public Administration. He is also the Director of the Accounting Certificate Program. Mr. Inman is currently an Audit Manager for the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) where he has been employed for 26 years. During his tenure with DCAA, Mr. Inman has audited major Defense Contractors which involve understanding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Regulations, Fraud Principles and knowledge of Accounting and ERP systems. His professional experience includes Staff Auditor, Technical Specialist, Instructor for various Accounting and Auditing topics such as Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and Audit Manager. His academic credentials include a BSBA in Accounting from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and an MA in Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a Certified Acquisition Professional for the United States Department of Defense
Professor Inman’s professional and academic experience in Accounting, Management and Public Administration has enabled him to bring real world experience into the classroom environment.
Paul Piwko, MBA
BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MBA Nichols College
After spending the early part of his career performing cost accounting for several high technology companies, Mr. Piwko held a variety of management roles in accounting, finance, and business development for companies such as Ocean Spray Cranberries and Coca Cola Enterprises. In addition to his work in traditional financial accounting roles, Mr. Piwko has extensive experience with corporate investment and divestment analysis.
A large part of Mr. Piwko’s professional career has been dedicated to the advancement of cooperatively-owned and managed organizations. In addition to his time at Ocean Spray (a grower-owned cooperative), Piwko has managed the finances for, and served on the board/collective of, a cooperatively managed nonprofit. Piwko’s emerging research interests include: the control environment; management accounting; and, the scholarship of teaching and learning accounting.
Mr. Piwko is a Certified Management Accountant who earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from Nichols College, and received executive education at the University of Michigan. Piwko has taught at Assumption College, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. He teaches ACCT 653 Financial Statement Reporting & Analysis.
BA College of Our Lady of the Elms
MBA Western New England College
PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dr. Rogers was part of the original team that developed the MBA at Framingham State University. Throughout her work at Framingham State University, Dr. Rogers has focused on developing innovative teaching techniques using technology. In particular, Dr. Rogers worked with a team of faculty and administrators from the Massachusetts Higher Educational system to develop and carry out a multimedia, multi-campus collaborative distance learning course as a prototype for training global student teams that used live video conferencing and digital communications among the various campuses. The faculty team has presented these results at International and National Management conferences held in New Orleans, LA, Costa Rica, Portugal, South Africa, Amsterdam, Brazil, and Turkey. Her research focus has been issues around team development and creating a team environment conducive to creativity. The interest in global student teams began when she served as an International Expert for Operations Management, Accounting and Business English, in 1995 at Heileijong Commercial College Harbin, Heileijong Province, Peoples Republic of China. She was awarded the rank of Honorary Professor, Heileijong Commercial College, upon completion of her semester with the college. With her interest in global education, Dr. Rogers has traveled abroad with students to China, Russia, Turkey, Ireland, Wales, England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, France and Spain.
Dr. Mary Rogers earned a Bachelor of Arts from College of Our Lady of the Elms with a Major in Mathematics and a minor in Education. She began her career as an Actuarial Technician working for Connecticut General Life Insurance Company in corporate pension plan analysis. While working at CG, Dr. Rogers began her MBA with a concentration in Accounting at Western New England University where later she began her academic career as an adjunct professor of management. From that position she moved to a full-time PhD program at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, receiving a PhD in Organization Studies with a minor in Psychology. Dr. Rogers teaches Organizational Behavior and Theory.Email: email@example.com
MA Western Illinois University
PhD Kansas State University
Fahlino Sjuib is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Framingham State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Kansas State University. His research is focusing on empirical macroeconomics and financial economics. His work has appeared in Journal of Business and Economics Research, International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, and Empirical Economics Letter. He has taught Economic Analysis, Money and Banking, Managerial Economics, International Economics, Macroeconomic and Microeconomic Theory course.
Dr. Sjuib is also an Economist at the MetroWest Economic Research Center (MERC) at Framingham State University. At MERC, he is responsible in providing regional unemployment and labor force analyses in selected sub-state regions in Massachusetts. Since 2006, he serves as a member of Gerson Lehrman Group Policy and Economics Council, a global network of experts who deliver expertise and decision-making assistance to business, government and investment leaders from around the world. As a member of the council, he provides consultation services to clients who seek advice related to economics decisions and policy. In 2014, he served as a Senior Macroeconomic Advisor for the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance (AIPEG) based in Canberra, Australia and Jakarta, Indonesia. In his role as a senior advisor, he provided technical support and analyses on fiscal policy issues in Indonesia. In 2004, he served as a member of Indonesia-Japan Economic Cooperation Working Team, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). As a member of the team, he prepared a policy study on monetary and macroeconomic policies in Indonesia and provided policy recommendations to the government of Indonesia.
BS University of Massachusetts
MS Boston University
Suzette Spitzer’s has extensive experience providing internal consultation services and leading business technology initiatives businesses. She worked in a variety of industries supporting multiple functional areas such as finance, sales and operations, engineering, supply chain and research and development. She works within Corporate Information Services at Bose.
Suzette earned a B.S. degree from University of Massachusetts in Information Technology, Master’s degree from Boston University in Human Resource Education and a certificate from WPI in C/C++ and Unix.
Suzette Spitzer is a visiting instructor at Framingham State University. She teaches MGMT 934 Human Resource Information Systems for the HRM Graduate Certificate program and BUIS 933 Enterprise Information Technology for the MBA program.
Robert Wallace, PhD
PhD Northwestern University
Specialization: Theory of the Firm, Economics of Comparative Institutions, The Economics of Strategy
Sharon Wulf, MBA, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
BS Providence College
MBA Northeastern University
PhD Columbia Pacific University
Dr. Sharon A. Wulf serves as a Visiting Professor at Framingham State where she instructs graduate courses in Strategic Management and Human Resources Management. Dr. Wulf is President of Enterprise Systems, a management consulting company in Framingham, MA, and has faculty appointments at the Foisie School of Business at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Hult International Business School, Boston Campus.
Recognized for her ability to integrate practical experience with theory, Dr. Wulf is the recipient of the Framingham State University Outstanding MBA Faculty Award, Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Trustees Award for Outstanding Teaching, Hult International Business School Distinguished Professor Award, Hult International Business School Honor Role for Student Services Award, and Northeastern University Teaching Excellence Award for Professor of the Year. Dr. Wulf holds a BS with honors from Providence College, an MBA from Northeastern University, and a PhD from Columbia Pacific University. She is a member of Phi Sigma Tau and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies.
Dr. Wulf has delivered over 1,000 customized sessions on business strategy, organizational development, customer management, and leadership. Selected client experience, ranging from technology to service organizations, includes Motorola, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Serasa, Teknor Apex, United Technologies Corporation, Lucent Technologies, National Grid, EMC, AMICA Insurance, Sun Life, Allmerica Financial, Johnson and Johnson, Texas Instruments, Intel, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Boston Global Advisors, Boston Financial Data Services, Empire Corporate, The First Years, Massachusetts General Hospital, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Vector Health Systems, RI Blood Center, American Mental Health Counselors, Girl Scouts of American, Christian Science Monitor, the US Postal Service, and the Polaroid Corporation. Dr. Wulf authored several management training and development books including Building Performance Values, Customer Service Action Plan, and Leadership in Action published by HRD Press. She has worked with management teams in 19 countries including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, and Brazil.
Dr. Wulf excels at establishing strategic initiatives with key contributions from multiple disciplines in international environments. Prior to establishing Enterprise Systems, Dr. Wulf gained 15 years professional experience with two Fortune 100 companies holding a variety of senior management positions including New Ventures Business Development Director, Worldwide Product Marketing Planning Director, and Strategic Programs Director.
As a board member, Dr. Wulf advised the management team at SpaceTec IMC Corporation throughout the company’s start up to its public listing on the NASDAQ in an IPO.
Dr. Wulf has served on several non-profit boards. Dr. Wulf served on the MIT Enterprise Forum board, chairing the Start-Up Clinic and presenting as a keynote speaker on business and organizational development for the MIT Enterprise Forum Chapters in California, Washington, Chicago, and Colorado. She served as the Vice President and Board of Directors member of the English Speaking Union of the United States of America, Boston Branch. Dr. Wulf served on the Board of Directors for NB Star Kids, a non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities for high-risk students.
Dr. Wulf is a keynote speaker on talent development with a focus on the next generation of leaders. She is currently developing a leadership series on “Future Leaders: Mentoring Performance Values of Generation Z.”Email: firstname.lastname@example.org