Larry L. Luing School of Business
Faculty Accomplishments

Kwaku Ampadu-Nyarkoh, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, co-presented “Sub-Saharan Region as Emerging Markets” with Christian Ehiobuche, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard University.

Pauline Assenza, D.P.S., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “The Identity Salience of Professionals: Multiple Identities and Intrinsic Needs” at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Anthony Avallone, D.I.B.A., Online Chair, Business, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “Cultural Immersion – Then Reversion: The Experience of Expatriates in Ukraine” at the Third Annual American Business Research Conference at Adelphi University.

Rahul Bedi, Ph.D., Associate Chair, Management, and Darshan Desai, Ph.D., Management, both in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, co-presented “Problem-based Service Learning: A Way to Incorporate Social Responsibility in Business Education” at the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education annual conference in Orlando, FL.

Dr. Bedi also presented “Corporate Governance Bundles in Emerging Markets: Do they Matter?” at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, in Cambridge, England.

In addition, Dr. Bedi was elected to the Board of the International Consortium for Coaching in Organizations (ICCO). The ICCO is a global dialogue and research community of organizations and professionals dedicated to excellence in organizational coaching.

Darshan Desai, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, is the author of “Engaging Customers in the Emerging Countries: Is that Different?” which has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Strategic Change Management. Dr. Desai also presented “Complex Dynamic Capability Approach: Implications for Research and Practice” at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012 in Boston, MA. In addition, Dr. Desai is the author of “Big Data Analytics for Big Business Value: Is this Real?” published on the Information Management, Source Media website.

Christian Ehiobuche, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “Health Care and Culture Clash, the case of Caribbean Immigrants in the U.S.” at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard University.

Dr. Ehiobuche is the author of “Total Quality Management and Creative Thinking in the Health Care Industry,” which was published in the International Journal of Research in Commerce and Management (Volume 4, Issue 3). In addition, Dr. Ehiobuche and Gloria M. Davy, Ph.D., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts, co-presented “Health Care and Culture Clash: The Case of Caribbean Immigrants in the US” at the International Journal of Arts & Sciences conference for academic disciplines at Harvard Medical School, Harvard University.

Dr. Ehiobuche presented two papers: “Positioning Sub-Saharan African Countries as Fertile Land for Outsourcing Businesses Operations and Projects” and “Critical Thinking and Professional Development in African Family-Owned Businesses” at the Ontario International Development Agency International Conference on Sustainable Development 2012, held at Montclair State University. Dr. Ehiobuche also presented two papers: “Critical Thinking, Professional Customer Service and Family-Owned Businesses in the Hospitality Industry” and “Repositioning Jamaica's Hospitality and Tourism Industry through Scholarships, Publications and Public Relations” at the School of Business Administration International Conference on Business, Hospitality and Tourism Management, hosted by the University of Technology in Kingston, Jamaica. In addition, Dr. Ehiobuche is the author of “Footnotes on Leadership Styles, Perspective from Organizational Behavior,” which was published in the Leadership & Organizational Management Journal (Volume 2012, Issue 3).

Christian Ehiobuche  is the co-author of “Marketing: Can It Ignore Social Media?” which was published in the Journal of International Diversity (Volume 2011, Issue 2). In addition, Dr. Ehiobuche delivered two workshops: “Total Quality Management” and “Change Management,” as a guest professor at the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business University of West Indies. She also presented “Gallimaufry U.S. – Sub Saharan African Trade Policy: The African Growth and Opportunity Act” and co-presented “U-Curve Theory and Globalization: A Comparative Study of Nigerian and Taiwanese Immigrant Acculturation Experience in the U.S.” at the International Journal of Arts and Science Conference at Harvard University with Hu-wen Tu, D.Ed., Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Liberal Arts.

James Grady, Accounting, Larry L. Luing School of Business, received the Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for excellence in instruction.

Wolfgang Hinck, Ph.D., Interim Dean, Larry L. Luing School of Business, is a co-author of “Gender Issues in Consumer Materialism: The Case of Mexico,” which was published in the Journal of Transnational Management (Volume 18, Issue 2).

In addition, Dr. Hinck was featured on NJTV’s “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” Dr. Hinck discussed the new Marketing Communications degree program and how social media has changed the face of the marketing industry.

Vinita Ittoop, Ph.D., Management and Lloyd Soobrian, Ph.D., Accounting and Finance, both in the Larry L. Luing School of Business, are co-authors of “Strategic Analysis of the Indian Higher Education Sector for Attracting Foreign Direct Investment,” which was presented by Dr. Soobrian at a Foreign Direct Investments seminar at Kerala University in India. At the same seminar, Dr. Ittoop chaired a special Technical Session on Foreign Direct Investments in India.

Diane Maglio, Fashion, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “Ivy Style UnButtoned: Italian Menswear on Rodeo Drive 1976-1986” at the New York Public Library. She also presented “Ivy Style on Rodeo Drive: Disinvoltura of Beverly Hills Menswear” at the Royal College of Art Conference in London, England. And, she presented “Palm Beach Peacocks in the Sands: Flamboyant American Men’s Resort Wear 1920-1930,” at the Costume Society Symposium held in Eastbourne, England.

Dorothy Minkus-McKenna, D.P.S., Marketing, Larry L. Luing School of Business, judged the final round of the “Social Impact Business Plan,” an initiative of the Social Impact Exchange. The exchange is a community of professionals interested in developing practices for studying, implementing, and funding large-scale expansions of top-performing nonprofit organizations. In addition, Dr. Minkus-McKenna was a judge for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship competition at Westhill High School.

Solomon Nyaanga, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “Virtual Organization, A Strategic Management option for Businesses in Developing Countries” with Christian Ehiobuche, Ph.D., and Kwaku Ampadu-Nyarkoh, Ph.D., both Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, at the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference for Academic Disciplines at Harvard University.

Paul Pensabene, Ph.D., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “TQM, The Effects on Competitive Advantage and the Barriers to Implementation of Total Quality Management” at the International Academy of Management and Business. His presentation was published in the International Journal of Management and Business.

Dr. Pensabene is also the author of “Within Reach: The Role of Mentoring in Attaining Maximum Success,” which was published by AuthorHouse in July 2011.

John Rapanos, D.P.S., Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, was a guest on NJTV’s “One-on-One with Steve Adubato.” Dr. Rapanos discussed the wide variety of programs offered through the Larry L. Luing School of Business at Berkeley College.

Joseph Scuralli, DPS, Chair, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented a program titled "Purchasing: Negotiation and Strategies" for the North Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals at the Village Inn in Wayne, NJ.

Lloyd Soobrian, Ph.D., Accounting and Finance, Larry L. Luing School of Business, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant for teaching and researching in the fields of international business and economics at the University of Lima in Peru from August 17 to September 27.

Syleecia Thompson, DBA, Management, Larry L. Luing School of Business, hosted a “Road to Indie Success” music business seminar in New York City. The event was attended by Indie managers, artists, producers and other industry professionals, as well as Berkeley College students. She also spoke on “Launching Your Indie Record Label” at the 15th Annual Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg, PA.

Ira Weissman, CPA, Chair, Accounting and Finance, Larry L. Luing School of Business, presented “Ethical Responsibility for the Accounting Profession” at a Brooklyn College Accounting Society meeting.

Ira Weissman, CPA, also received a Chartered Global Management Accountant license from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He also served as the keynote speaker at Accounting Careers Night, sponsored by Fordham Graduate School of Business.