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Accomplishments

  • Desmond Bikoko, 2007 Doctor of Business Administration specializing in international business, is running for mayor of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. He is currently the councilor of the city. He also runs his own firm, Madison Holdings, which provides a diverse range of services including recruitment, consulting/training, catering, vehicle tracking services, and most recently a fully accredited university—Riverton University.
  • Michael Cohen, 2012 Master of Education, published a book titled Special Education: Best Practices in Focus.
  • Andrea Daniel, Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, was named president of Athens Technical College. Daniel has been with Athens Tech for 19 years, serving in a variety of roles, including registrar, vice president for external affairs, vice president for student affairs and vice president for economic development.
  • Michael DeGrosky, 2013 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership graduate, was recently appointed as Montana’s new Fire and Aviation Management Bureau Chief.
  • Juancho A. Lim, 2008 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership, is a course developer and adjunct professor for the MBA program at Southern Californian International University in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Lee V. Mangold, 2016 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer and Information Security, recently launched his candidacy for state representative of Florida. Mangold owns a Central Florida-based cyber security company, is an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, and manages and participates in multiple non-profit organizations.
  • Michael Powers, 2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in management information systems, was recently awarded the Robert L. Bailey Teaching Award at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Powers has been an adjunct faculty member of Franklin University’s Computer and Information Science Department since 2000.
  • Kyle Roberts, 2016 Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration, was promoted to EPIC writer/business analyst at the Ohio State University Health System. In this new position, Roberts created a revenue cycle workflow that better manages accounts receivables and has been sought out by other organizations to improve their systems.
  • Anne Marie Smith, 2007 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in management information systems, was named executive editor of DataManagementUniversity.com, an online educational source for all aspects of enterprise data management. In addition, Smith was a speaker at two academic conferences in 2017: the fourth annual Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Conference and the eighth annual Big Data and Analytics Conference. Smith is the vice president of education and chief methodologist for EWSolutions, a consultancy focused on data and information management.
  • Michael Taillard, 2017 Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration with an emphasis in financial management, has written two books: Aspirational Revolution: The Purpose-Driven Economy, published by Springer International with a release date of October 2017 and Market Insanity: A Brief Guide to Diagnosing the Madness in the Stock Market, published by Elsevier in August 2018.
  • Lori Thanos, 2017 Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing, was recently published in the International Journal of Marketing Studies. The article, “A Qualitative Exploration of Culturally-Pluralistic Segmentation Among Millennials,” comes directly from her recent doctoral dissertation. Thanos currently teaches business and marketing courses at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Christina Tsolaki, 2016 Doctor of Business Administration with an emphasis in human resources management, published her first article in the International Journal of Human Resource Development and Management (IJHRDM) with the title “Knowledge Sharing Behavior: An empirical study in the Cyprus Cooperative Banking Sector.” Tsolaki works in the banking industry and will be an assistant professor in Nicosia, Cyprus in fall 2017.