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Meet the MBA faculty: Dr. James K. Miller

If “experience is the best teacher,” Dr. James K. Miller offers his students more than just assignments and tests. He is an example of how hard work and discipline can successfully guide someone through various professional journeys. Miller, assistant professor of Business, has a diverse professional background that includes positions as a CFO, banker, controller […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Dr. Tufan Tiglioglu

Even if some people are born leaders, the skill of leadership still has to be nurtured and developed. Tufan Tiglioglu, Ph.D., has worked in areas focused on leadership development throughout his career. Currently, Dr. Tiglioglu is director of the Ph.D. program in leadership at Alvernia and the associate director of the O’Pake Institute of Ethics, […]

Professor Wells gives MBA students valuable negotiating tips

Since negotiation skills are essential for a career in business, we interviewed Mary Ellen Wells, an associate professor in the business department at Alvernia University, where she specializes in law and negotiation courses at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. Professor Wells is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. In […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Woosoon Kim

The determination to succeed is a quality found in business and sport. It is what pushes participants in both arenas to develop effective strategies to overcome challenges. Assistant professor Dr. Woosoon Kim knows this firsthand as a member of the MBA program faculty at Alvernia University. His motivation has led him to pursue advanced degrees […]

Meet the MBA faculty: Scott Ballantyne

Scott Ballantyne, department chair of the Alvernia MBA program, has years of financial and management experience both in the public and private sector. Ballantyne, who has taught many classes in the MBA program, now mainly focuses on the capstone course — MBA 680 Executive Leadership Seminar. “In MBA 680, the class is a project completion […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Mary Ellen Wells

Mary Ellen Wells’ career started as a straight line, right up the proverbial career ladder. College. Tax consultant. Law school. Attorney. But after 7 years as a practicing lawyer, she was ready for a career change. She stepped on Alvernia University’s campus in Pennsylvania as a student, taking classes to become an English teacher. Soon […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Travis Berger

The best college instructors take what they’ve learned in life and use that experience to make a subject come alive for students. As president of Vide Consulting, a regional consulting firm that specializes in building capacity in leadership, organizations and people, Travis Berger obviously has endless experiences he can use in the executive leadership course […]

  • November 14th, 2013
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MBA Faculty Take MBA Program Into the Community

Alvernia University has a strong commitment to help working adults realize their professional goals. That’s why the MBA faculty often presents educational workshops, seminars and full degree programs in partnership with local companies. Penske Truck Leasing Co., LP is the most recent company to offer Alvernia’s MBA program right at their headquarters in Reading, PA.  […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Dr. Samuel Bradley

Dr. Samuel Bradley wasn’t sure what career path he’d follow after earning his BS in social and behavioral science. He knew he would pursue an advanced degree but had a lot of options: social work, public health, law enforcement and business. After just one marketing course in the MBA program at Drexel University, he fell […]

Meet the MBA Faculty: Dr. Beth Berret

Wonder who teaches in our MBA program? What these faculty members are passionate about? Where they have been published? Once a month, we’ll highlight a different faculty member and provide answers to these questions and much more. Today’s post is about Dr. Beth Berret. As the coordinator of the MBA program, Dr. Beth Berret is […]