|Greta Meszoely, Suffolk University|
Greta Meszoely, is the Executive Director of the Center for Business Complexity & Global Leadership, Associate Professor at the Sawyer Business School faculty and a fellow in the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership, as well as a Faculty Fellow of Service and Outreach and member of the Environmental Studies Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk. She as pursued her interest and research of complex problems and sustainable governance globally in business and society. She has been actively engaged in community and economic development in the US, women's rights and economic development in Zimbabwe, human rights in Egypt, democratic elections to support peace and development in Palestine, and water resources management in the Sahara. Through her study of complex problems and the characteristics of complex adaptive systems her research has led to her interest in developing fundamental management competencies necessary to support effective governance of sustainable systems.
Dr. Meszoely holds a PhD in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University.
|Dmitry Zinoviev, |
Dmitry Zinoviev is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University. He graduated from Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia (graduate diploma in Physics) and State University of New York at Stony Brook (M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science). Before coming to Suffolk in 2001, he worked as a Research Asociate at SUNY. His current research interests include online social networks and network science, and computer simulation and modeling. Dr. Zinoviev has numerous publications in the fields of superconductor digital electronics, computer networks, simulation, and online social networks. He is the author of Clown -- a microprocessor simulator suite. His research work has been funded by NSF, NSA, NASA, and DARPA
|Dan Stefanescu, |
Dan Stefanescu is a Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Suffolk University. He was educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (undergraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science) and at Harvard University where he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science. Previously, he was on the research staff at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc as well as a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Linkoping University(Sweden) and University of Pisa(Italy). His current research interests include online social networks and network science(topics in human and societal behavior -- flow of information, bargaining power, flow of influence), large scale distributed systems computation, parallel computing, game theory and fuzzy systems.
Dr. Stefanescu has numerous publications in the areas of parallel and distributed computing, network computing, online social networks, artificial intelligence and soft computing and he is the co-creator of the BSPlib parallel programming library. His research work has been funded by a number of agencies including NSF, AFOSR and DARPA.
|Sean Solley, New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University|
Sean Solley has practiced Design in Europe, Asia and the United States. In doing so, his work and teaching reflect the growing importance of interdisciplinary collaboration within the architectural community. Sean has worked on a variety of notable music venues in London and relocated to Berlin, in 1992, to participate in the design of housing projects in Eastern Germany. Sean has also worked on a number of projects for Singapore's renowned Zoological Gardens and Bird Park.
He is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design at NESAD@SU and practices in partnership with his wife. In 2009 Solleydesign, received the Rhode island Small Business Administration's Joseph G. E. Knight Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The award recognized their ability to adapt to the particular challenges and opportunities in their region by providing design solutions for marine interiors. Sean's current research centers on developing methodologies for interdisciplinary collaboration; particularly in relation to Universal and Sustainable Design.
|Abu Jalal, Suffolk University|
Abu Jalal is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include corporate finance, international finance, financial markets and institutions, and banking. He received his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN and his Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He has written and presented articles and opinions in numerous venues including the World Bank, National Bureau of Economic Research and a number of international conferences. Abu has published original articles in academic journals including Economic Theory and Journal of Development Economics.
|Zhen (Jane) Zhu, Sawyer Business School|
Professor Zhen Zhu (Ph.D. from University of Illinois at Chicago) teaches new product and service development, marketing tools and analytics, and global marketing consulting at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research interests lie in the field of technology and marketing integration, self-service technology, service innovation, and innovation and entrepreneurial strategies in international contexts. She has published in Decision Science, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Retailing, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practices, etc. She has won research grants and awards from American Marketing Association, Suffolk University, Babson College, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Penn State University.
In the last five year, Professor Zhu worked closed with the Development Research Center of the State Council, a top think-tank in China, on studying major players in the energy, tea, and jewelry industries.
|Ariel Markelevich, |
Ariel Markelevich is an Associate Professor at the Sawyer School of Business in Suffolk University, located in Boston, MA. He has published numerous papers primarily in the areas of IFRS, XBRL, Auditing and Mergers and Acquisitions. Dr. Markelevich's primary interests in the research of XBRL are the study of the different ways countries have adopted XBRL and the choices they have made. Dr. Markelevich has also been studying the benefits of XBRL to users of financial information and to other stakeholders. Another focus has been on the impact of the adoption of both IFRS and XBRL on companies' financial statements and on the users of this financial information. His interest in auditing is examining the importance of audit fees and their affect on audit quality. In the area of corporate mergers and acquisitions, he has focused on identifying the motives for the corporate acquisitions and how those motives impact the post-acquisition performance. Dr. Markelevich earned his Ph.D. in Accounting from Baruch College - CUNY and his Masters degree in Accounting and Finance at Tel-Aviv University in Israel.
|Ken Hung, |
Ken Hung is Chair and Associate Professor of Information Systems and Operations Management. He holds a PhD, MS, and BS from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
|Sokol Celo, |
Sokol Celo joined Suffolk University as an assistant professor of Strategy & International Business in Fall 2011 where he teaches Globalization with a focus on the processes and concepts that define today's global business environment. He has a PhD in business administration from Florida International University, an MBA from University of Nebraska/Tirana University, and a BSc in mathematics from Tirana University. Before starting his PhD, he worked as a project coordinator for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation and was a national project manager for the United Nations Development Programme in Albania. His research includes international investments and multinational enterprises, managerial decision-making, and institutional change.
"In order for business methodologies to incorporate innovation, they have to make peace with uncertainty. Uncertainty is a place holder for things to be created. It is like the incorporation of the zero in mathematics. Who could have imagined that adding nothingness would launch science into the modern world?", Hamid Benbrahim, 2010