mba students and professor
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Jorge Riveras, PhD
Director of the MBA Program
Assistant Professor

BS Universidad Central de Venezuela
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.
Prior to Framingham State University, Dr.  Riveras served as an adjunct professor and visiting assistant professor at Suffolk University, an Instructor in Harvard Summer School as well as a Teaching Fellow and a guest lecturer in Boston College, UMASS Boston, Framingham State University, Plymouth State University, and Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Riveras is particularly interested in the areas of globalization, strategic alliances, sales management, and the political impact on business. He founded a company in Venezuela, which represented global manufacturers of analytical instruments for QC and research fields. He has also served as International Sales Manager and Vice President – Director of Sales and Marketing for a Massachusetts-based technology firm.  Dr. Riveras has developed strategic alliances, negotiated contracts, created promotional material, and conducted market research. Dr. Riveras has experience with training a global sales force and has presented seminars on business and technology in more than 30 countries. Dr. Riveras  is bilingual in English and Spanish, has a working knowledge of Portuguese, and has traveled to more than 60 countries.

Dr. Riveras earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, an MBA from Suffolk University, and his PhD in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University. Dr. Riveras teaches MGMT 968 Managing in a Global Environment and MGMT 989 Professional Project and Capstone in Strategic Management.

Dr. Michael Harrison
Michael Harrison, PhD, MBA
Academic Program Advisor
Assistant Professor

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.


Greg Dumont photoGregory Dumont, MBA, PhD
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 FarrisJames Farris, MBA
Visiting Senior Instructor

BS, MBA Framingham State University

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.


ivan fernandezIvan Fernandez
Visiting Instructor

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.



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James Fong, MBA
Visiting Instructor

BS, MS, MBA University of Vermont

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.


Mr. Mark InmanMark Inman
Visiting Instructor

MA Industrial Labor Relations

Professor Inman teaches Leadership, Teamwork and the Organization; and Managerial Accounting


paul piwko photoPaul Piwko, MBA
Assistant Professor

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.

Dr. Mary RogersMary Rogers, PhD
Professor Emeritus

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.


Dr. Fahlino SjuibFahlino Sjuib, PhD
Assistant Professor

BS Parahyangan Catholic University
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.


bob wallace photoRobert Wallace, PhD
Professor Emeritus

PhD, Northwestern University

Specialization:  Theory of the Firm, Economics of Comparative Institutions, The Economics of Strategy


Dr. Sharon WulfSharon Wulf, MBA, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor

MBA, PhD Business Administration/Organizational Development

Dr. Wulf teaches Human Resource Management.


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