Long Island University
University of Buffalo
I have been in graduate business education since 1998 in teaching and administrative positions including Dean of the School of Management at Union Graduate College for six years. I currently teach the MBA Capstone course that includes comprehensive business planning and a China Studies course that incorporates China business research projects and a 10 day visit to companies and universities in Shanghai and Beijing.
I have also taught MBA courses for 12 years in the International MBA Program in the Antai School of Management at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I taught International Business, Business Planning and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to my association with graduate business education I was with the General Electric Co. During my last 15 years at GE, I was responsible for business and market development in a high technology business both in Europe and Asia. I expanded the GE Asia-Pacific organization to over 30 offices, distributors and including three joint venture companies in Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai. I ran the Shanghai JV for one and a half years. In a four year period I increased the Asia – Pacific sales over 400%. My GE business development assignments also included living and working in Frankfurt, Germany and Yokohama, Japan. Early in my career as an entrepreneur I was co-founder of a high tech company in the industrial electronics field.
I hold a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Buffalo and a master’s degree in Management. I currently serve on the board of several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. I am a member and investor in Eastern New York Angels Fund for early stage companies.
Entrepreneurship and international business