Ancell School of Business

Ancell School of Business : Management

Faculty

Dr. Pauline Assenza

Associate Professor

Office: WS 106

Email: AssenzaP@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-3962

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Primary areas of Interest:

Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management

Current:
Dr. Pauline Assenza is responsible for the Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management option in the Management Major of the Ancell School of Business. She is also responsible for ERIC@THEGARAGE, the Center for Entrepreneurship, Research, Innovation, and Creativity at WCSU, currently a student club and a resource center for students, faculty, staff and the greater Danbury community, providing assistance for entrepreneurs and small businesses, supporting innovation in both corporate and “gig” economy environments. Dr. Assenza produces an Entrepreneurial Arc Panel discussion every semester showcasing local business owners, one of whom is always a WCSU grad. For more on her approach to entrepreneurship, see “What is entrepreneurship?” at https://impasidea.wordpress.com/

In the community Dr. Assenza is on the Steering Committee of the Women’s Business Council of the Danbury Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of the Village Center for the Arts in New Milford, CT, and Vice-Chairman of the Connecticut Consortium of Entrepreneurship Educators. She has worked with community leaders in Danbury and New Milford to help develop programming that could stimulate a local innovation ecosystem, and was a coauthor of the submission that made Danbury an Innovation Places Finalist in 2017.
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Dr. Stan Bazan (Chair) 

Professor/Chairperson 

Office: WS 202

Email: BazanS@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-9238

Education:
Ph.D. Business Administration: Management: The University of Connecticut

MBA: The University of Connecticut

BSBA: Western New England University

Primary areas of Teaching:

Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Entrepreneurship


Dr. Kevin Burnard 

Assistant Professor 

Office: WS 214

Email: burnardk@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8947

 

Dr. Kevin Burnard is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Ancell School of Business. Dr. Burnard graduated from the Wolfosn School of Engineering at Loughborough University (UK) in 2013 with a PhD in Organizational Resilience and a Beng Honors degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management. Dr. Burnard also completed a Diploma of Industrial Studies working within the aerospace industry. Dr Burnard’s research and teaching interests focus primarily in the area of Operations Management.

Prior to joining the Ancell School of Business, Dr. Burnard was a lecturer of Operations and Strategic Management at the University of the West of Scotland (UK). During this time Dr. Burnard became a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority (FHEA) and worked across several commercial and industry projects within Scotland.

Dr. Burnard is actively engaged within research activities related to competitiveness and organizational performance. Working within the area of Operations and Strategic Management, interest in how organizations are able to perform and function during periods of adversity has led to current research activities related to the concept of organizational resilience. Dr. Burnard has published research across several peer reviewed journals and international conferences. Research interests include resilience, organizational strategy, continuous improvement and crisis management.


Dr. Ming Ling Chuang 

Associate Professor 

Office: WS 201

Email: ChuangM@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203)-837-8884

Primary areas of Interest:

Supply chain management


Dr. Alexandra Galli-Debicella

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 113

Email:  gallidebicellaA@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8181

Alexandra Galli-Debicella is an Assistant Professor of Management at Western Connecticut State University. She received her PhD from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also received a B.S. and MBA from the Lender School of Business at Quinnipiac University.

Her research interests currently include small and medium sized enterprises, entrepreneurship, service firms, business strategy, and innovation. Her work has been published in the Service Industries Journal and she has presented at conferences including the Eastern Academy of Management and the National Academy of Management.

Dr. Galli-Debicella has taught in the areas of Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior.


Dr. Mohinder Dugal 

Professor 

Office: WS 112

Email: DugalM@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-3257

 

Dr. Mohinder Dugal is currently a tenured Professor of Management at the Ancell School of Business, Western Connecticut State University.

Dr. Dugal holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh, where he majored in Strategic Management with a Minor in Marketing. He has over 20 years of teaching and research experience, having taught in the executive management, graduate and undergraduate programs of business schools at the University of Pittsburgh, West Virginia University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Pace University, and Western Connecticut State University. Over the years he has served on several University-level and college-level committees, including the University Senate at FDU. He is also experienced in program development, assessment, compliance and documentation for accreditation purposes.

As a researcher, Dr. Dugal has presented his work at several prestigious global conferences, including the Strategic Management Society conferences and the national Academy of Management conferences. He has published extensively in several top journals, including the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance, Journal of Business and Economics, Journal of the Academy for Advancement of Business Research, Academy of Business Research Journal, Journal of Strategic and International Studies, International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and Competitive Intelligence Review.
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Dr. Linda Forbes 

Professor

Office: WS 143

Email:  ForbesL@wcsu.edu 

Phone: (203) 837-3256

Primary areas of Interest:

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Enterprises


Dr. Yaseen Hayajneh

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator of MHA Program    

E-Mail: hayajnehy@wcsu.edu

Office: WS 385

Phone: (203) 837-8183

On the web:                 Website

Yaseen Hayajneh has done Post-Doctorate work in Healthcare Informatics at the University of Iowa, where he had completed his Ph.D. in Nursing and Health Services Administration. He had completed his Masters of Public Health with specialization in Health Services Administration from Jordan University of Science and Technology, where he had completed his BSN earlier.

His most recent position has been as Professor and Chief Academic Officer and Dean of Academic Studies at Jumiera University (2014-2017) in Dubai. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer, Acting Director of Nursing and a member of Board of Trustees at University Hospital Sharjah. He was the Chair of Health Services Administration Department at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Jordan (2002-2003 and 2005-2008). He was assistant professor at University of Sharjah Health Services Administration department (2008-2012) and at Montana Tech of the University of Montana (2004-2006). He held the post of Associate Director at King Abduallah University Hospital in Jordan between 2000 and 2003.

He is currently the graduate coordinator of the Master of Health Administration Program and Associate Professor at the Department of Management at the Ancell School of Business at Western Connecticut State University.

Dr. Hayajneh has been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in the areas of healthcare management, health policy, health informatics, research methods, and statistics. He is currently teaching in the graduate healthcare administration and the undergraduate business administration programs.

His research expertise is in the area of healthcare management and health informatics. He has published in refereed journals and presented many research papers at professional conferences. His work has been cited in hundreds of published research articles.


Brian Stevenson, B.S., M.B.A.

Instructor

Office: WS 300D

Email:  Stevensonb@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8954

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Brian Stevenson earned his Bachelor of Science at Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business and his Masters of Business Administration at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. After a corporate leadership career spanning 40 years, he completed the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Bridge Program.

His teaching experience began at the Western Connecticut State University Ancell School of Business in 2016 as an Adjunct Professor. Beginning Fall 2016 he has been a Special Appointment Instructor in the Ancell School teaching Operations Management, Total Quality Management, Organization Behavior and Current Issues in Management.

During a 40 year business career at Pitney Bowes and Xerox Corporations, Brian became a global operations and business leader with significant success implementing technology, process and talent management initiatives to optimize efficiencies and effectiveness. His functional responsibilities included sales, services, supply chain and general management. He was dedicated to measurably improving revenue growth, customer satisfaction and retention while reducing operating expenses, achieving high employee engagement and productivity. He possesses strong strategic planning, business plan execution and cost containment management abilities. He is a builder of high-performance culture with teams earning a reputation for consistently achieving organizational goals and delivering bottom-line business value and is recognized as an effective collaborator between business units, functions and geographies. Brian brings to the classroom his extensive business experience to augment traditional curriculums with real world examples and cases.


Dr. Dan Weltmann   

Assistant Professor

Office: WS 104W

Email: weltmannd@wcsu.edu

Phone: (203) 837-8182

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Primary areas of Interest:

Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Employee Ownership