Archive for September, 2012

Academy of Management Learning & Education

Steve Charlier Appointed as
AMLE Editorial Board Member

The Quinnipiac community is proud to announce that Steve Charlier, Assistant Professor in the Healthcare Management and Organizational Leadership department, has been appointed to the editorial board for the Academy of Management Learning & Education (AMLE). The AMLE is ranked among the top five most influential and frequently cited management and educational research journals. AMLE examines pressing issues in the fields of management learning and education by presenting theory, models, research, critiques, dialogues and retrospectives that address the learning process and the practice of management education. Audience for the AMLE includes scholars, educators, program directors and deans at academic institutions, as well as practitioners in training and development and corporate education. With this new role as an editorial board member, Charlier will be required to perform high quality and timely reviews, and is expected to perform 4-8 reviews of new submissions per year.

Steve Charlier holds degrees from the College of William and Mary (BBA/Finance), the University of Denver (MIM/e-commerce) and the University of Iowa (Ph.D./Organizational Behavior and Human Resources). Steve has held a variety of managerial positions in the information technology, automotive, and entertainment industries. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2003, and has consulted with a number of organizations, including various federal government agencies and non-profit organizations. His research interests are focused on the modern work environment, and include virtual teams, e-learning, leadership in a virtual world, and the perceived academic/practitioner gap. In addition to the AMLE, his work has been published in several other leading international academic journals, including Human Resource Management Review, International Review of I/O Psychology, and Long Range Planning. Steve is also a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Project Management Institute.


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Christopher Ball

Christopher Ball
István Széchenyi Institute
Quinnipiac University

Christopher Ball, director of the István Széchenyi Institute at Quinnipiac University, will lead a delegation of Connecticut business leaders to New York City on Friday, Sept. 21, to meet with visiting Polish entrepreneurs in an attempt to further strengthen ties with Central Europe.

Ball, an associate professor of economics in the School of Business at Quinnipiac, will be joined by representatives of Charter Oak Communities of Stamford; Subo International of Woodbury; the Metro Hartford Alliance’s International Business Council of Hartford; the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business; The Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Hartford; Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, PC of Hartford, Middletown and New Haven; and Mission ID of New Canaan.

They will meet with representatives from a variety of Polish companies, including ones that specialize in finance, venture capitalism, media, training, business accounting and tax law and staff recruitment.
“We will sign a partnership agreement that will call for us to work more closely together to support each other’s efforts to expand our business interests,” said Ball, who also is president of the Central and Eastern European Network (CEENET), which is sponsored by the István Széchenyi Institute.

The two groups will agree to work together to: better understand best international business practices; promote high standards in the global economy; and plan joint conferences and training sessions where entrepreneurship, business responsibility and problem solving in the national and global economies will be stressed.

“People always think of international trade as competition,” Ball said. “Certainly companies compete, but really international business relations are all about cooperation and finding ways to support further partnerships. The more these kinds of opportunities are opened for Connecticut businesses, the more they can grow and expand here at home. It really benefits everyone.”

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Justin Kile

Justin Kile
School of Engineering
Founding Faculty Member

Cheshire resident Justin Kile was named late last month to the founding faculty of the school’s newest undergraduate degree program and is the program’s interim department head.

“It’s just a really exciting opportunity,” Kile said.

Kile earned his doctorate and master’s degree in industrial and operational engineering at the University of Michigan. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and manufacturing engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Kile found his way to Quinnipiac after leaving the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he was coordinator of the industrial engineering program.

The new engineering program will eventually branch out to become its own department, but in its infancy it will be part of the School of Business.

Matt O’Connor, dean of the School of Business, said the engineering program, which will offer degrees in mechanical, civil, industrial and computer engineering, is a perfect addition to the university.

“We are a school committed to high quality and professionally oriented education,” O’Connor said. “Adding engineering fits very well with the mission of the university.”

The school performed a feasibility study to determine if an engineering program would be the right choice, and found that the four degrees to be offered are in demand among students and offer very good placement opportunities after graduation, O’Connor said.

For more information about the new engineering program, please visit us at the school of business and engineering website at www.quinnipiac.edu

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Ghizlane Badawi

Ghizlane Badawi
Quinnipiac Alumni

Ghizlane Badawi, a Quinnipiac Alumni and now Business Process Consultant Senior with the Business Assurance Division at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA), was named to the “Top 40 Under Forty,” of Airport Business magazine.

“I’m honored and excited to have been chosen from among the many nominees,” Badawi said.

The list is a recent initiative designed to recognize up-and-coming professionals who are making their mark on the aviation and airport management industries, according to an introduction written by Brad McAllister, editor of the magazine.

A native of Morocco, she has achieved a master’s degree with an emphasis in marketing at Quinnipiac and has also completed several other professional certifications in addition to her formal education.

Billed as “the best and the brightest,” those who made the list survived a rigorous review process conducted in collaboration with the publisher, McAllister said. All information used in compiling the list was provided by individual nominators concerning the nominees’ professional achievements. The candidate pool was whittled down until only 40 remained.

Badawi is in charge of Austin-Bergstrom’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) customer survey program with Airports Council International (ACI), which includes data and passenger comment analysis, trend identification and improvement suggestion. Badawi is currently focused on ongoing development and implementation of enterprise risk management and facilitation of strategic planning process.

“Ghizlane is highly skilled in risk management and strategic planning. She takes great initiative and works collaboratively towards excellence in customer service. In short, she’s a great team player, very talented and we are pleased to have her as part of our airport,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “She is most deserving of this recognition from a leading airport industry magazine.”

Badawi also performs Business Process Consulting projects. Other responsibilities include assisting with risk management, conducting risk assessments and internal control reviews and conducting various audits, including financial, informational, compliance and performance audits.

“I want to thank Patricia Van Buren, Business Assurance Manager, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, for nominating me and recognizing what I have done,” Badawi said. “I am grateful to work for a department with such excellent managers who recognize and appreciate the value of their employee’s contributions.”

The original “Top 40 Under Forty” article may be found here.

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Student reviews resume

Hundreds of our students took advantage of a special School of Business and Engineering career services boot camp offered in Burt Kahn Court on Sept. 6.
(Photo by Kyle Gravitte ’13.)

School of Business and Engineering students converged on Burt Kahn Court on Sept. 6 for career services boot camp.

The students were presented with opportunities that included professional resume review, interview practice, appearance presentation advice, information about on-campus organizations, LinkedIn workshops and other tools to help our students find and  secure internships and future employment.

Please click here to see more photos from the event.

Our career services professionals work with our students throughout the year to help prepare them for internships and careers beyond Quinnipiac. Each of our schools and colleges have dedicated personnel to give our students the most targeted and relevant advice.

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Target Leadership Symposium

September 20th
9am – 12:45pm
RockyTop Student Center
Rooms 311, 316, & Annex

Next Thursday September 20th, the School of Business will be hosting the Target Leadership Symposium, held at Rocky Top Student Center (Rooms 311, 316, & Annex) from 9am to 12:45pm.

The goal of the symposium is to increase effectiveness of the students in their respective leadership roles by learning how to advocate for the greater good of the community as well as for the advancement of their own academic, business and personal goals. This half day program will begin with two sessions of interactive workshops conducted by Target leaders.

Workshop topics will include teamwork, conflict resolution, effective listening and communications along with how to run a meeting effectively, how to market programming, increasing involvement and growing membership. Immediately following the workshops, all participants will join together for a luncheon with a keynote facilitator. The general session is purposely designed to take place after the individual workshops to review and summarize leadership information, answer final questions and to conclude the program with motivation and inspiration.

The event is “Business Casual” and provides for a great opportunity to learn and network with others. To register for the event, please fill out the form at the following link: QU Target Leadership Symposium

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Kyle Yermalovich

Kyle Yermalovich
Quinnipiac Alumni

Kyle Yermalovich, a senior associate with Hodgson Pratt Pratt & Saunders PC, recently passed the certified public accountant exam.

Yermalovich graduated from Quinnipiac University in 2007 with a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting, and from Assumption College in 2004 where he received a bachelor of science degree in accounting. He has eight years of public accounting experience and is specialized in a variety of audit areas and industries including manufacturing, small business, publicly-traded entities, pension plans, and nonprofit organizations.

He resides in New Bedford with his wife Stephanie.

Hodgson Pratt Pratt & Saunders PC is a CPA firm providing financial and consulting services to businesses and non-profit agencies in southeastern Massachusetts.

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