Congratulations to College of Management Assistant Professor, Dr. Maryam Firoozi! Dr. Firoozi was nominated by Concordia University to join the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma. She received her PhD from John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in 2014. The induction ceremony is in June 2015 in Montreal.
The MBA Strategic Planning capstone course at LTU provides students with the analytical and strategic concepts and tools they need to effectively utilize their multi-disciplinary knowledge to formulate and implement winning business strategies. As part of the capstone this year, student teams analyzed four leading companies (Subway, Jimmy Johns, Tubby’s, and Jersey Mike’s) in the Fast Food industry. Each team employed strategic planning concepts and tools learned in the classroom to analyze the structure and competitive intensity of the industry, identify external opportunities and threats, evaluate internal strengths and weaknesses, benchmark competitors, and to recommend actions to enhance the company’s strategy and long-term competitive advantage.
Each team interviewed company managers, surveyed customers, and assessed competitors; collected data from company vision and mission statements, core principles, and publications and reports; and gathered information on products, prices, service, and facilities from on-site visits.
Dr. Jacqueline Stavros to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Engaged Practitioner Scholar Community at CASE and the Editorial Board of the Engagement Management Review (EMR) journalBy Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on Dr. Jacqueline Stavros to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Engaged Practitioner Scholar Community at CASE and the Editorial Board of the Engagement Management Review (EMR) journal
Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Stavros on being invited to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Engaged Practitioner Scholar Community at CASE and the Editorial Board of the Engagement Management Review (EMR) journal!
Our sincere congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Stavros and DBA student Patricia Malone who used SOAR in both her dissertation and her division at Proctor and Gamble (P&G). They will be traveling to South Africa and will be participating in the 2015 World Appreciative Inquiry Conference in Johannesburg. The conference takes place once every three years!
Dr. Anne Kohnke’s Enterprise Information Technology said: “IT’s Selfie Time!”
These guys seem to have fun – check out the course description and register for next semester: http://goo.gl/68qj0I
This year’s FEI Academic Night was a proud moment for College of Management as two of our Finance students were recognized:
Mr. David Baker
Mr. Alex Mozeihem
The key note speaker for next year’s academic night event will be President Virinder Moudgil. The event will take place at DAC.
Our sincere thanks to Ms. Jena and Dr. Pavlo Tsebro who selected the two students.
LTU’s 3rd Annual Research Day, which occurred on April 10, was a resounding success. Sponsored by the Research Support Services Committee (RSSC) and the Office of the Provost, this year’s Research Day was made possible through a generous corporate sponsorship from MAHLE.
The event featured a Presidential Colloquium invited keynote address by Professor Dale Gyure of the Department of Architecture, a Plenary presentation on Course-Based Undergraduate Research by the Dean and faculty from the CAS, and 27 oral presentations and 37 poster presentations by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from all four of colleges.
Research Day was produced by Matthew Cole and Marija Franetovic, Co-Chairs of the Research Support Services Committee.
Research Day is very important to the future of Lawrence Tech because scholarship and teaching are mutually sustaining endeavors. As Lawrence Tech President Moudgil said in his opening remarks, Research Day is an important forum for students and faculty to express the Practice side of the University’s Theory and Practice motto.
The COM faculty and graduate students presented 4 oral presentations and 6 poster presentations.
COM Oral Presentations participants:
Building Collaboration in Virtual Teams through Emotional Intelligence: Mediation by SOAR by Matthew Cole, PhD, John Cox, DBA and Jacqueline Stavros, DM
Investigating the Links Among Patient Experience, Revenue Cycle Management, and Financial Performance of U.S. Hospitals: Methodological Considerations by Lihua Dishman, MBA, Doctor of Business Administration Candidate
Consumers’ Reactions to Activist Groups’ Eco-Sabotage of Companies by Isar Kiani, PhD and Jad Mortada MBA candidate, GRA
AACSB Accreditation Standard Two: Focus on Measuring Quality and Impact of Intellectual Contributions by Matthew Cole, PhD, Adeyinka Adenrele, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Bahman Mirshab, PhD, Dean and Shahram Taj, PhD
IT Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense by Anne Kohnke, PhD.
COM Poster Presentations participants:
College of Management’s Path to AACSB Accreditation: Focus on Standard Two—Intellectual Contributions, Impact, and Alignment with Mission by Adeyinka Adenrele, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Matthew Cole, PhD, Bahman Mirshab, PhD, Dean, College of Management ,Shahram Taj, PhD
Cybersecurity: It Only Takes Seconds for a Hacker to Take EVERYTHING by Anne Kohnke, PhD, Veera Raghava Prasad Govinda Raju, MS in Information Technology Candidate, GRA, Michael Bruno Selvaraj, MS in Information Techology Candidate.
Globalization and Issues Faced by Small Firms: Looking for a Solution by Peihua Wang, MBA candidate, GRA, College of Management
An Intelligent System for Student Advising by Chih-Hao Ku, PhD, Jinkai Xu, MS in Information Technology Candidate ,Diane Cairns, Ed.S., Zina Orow, B. Arch.
The Role of Social Media in Improving Social Commerce: Strategic Implications for Marketing Managers by Manisha Mathur, PhD and Sowmya Yegyanarayanan, MS in Information Systems Candidate, GRA, College of Management
Google Analytics as a Tool to Integrate the College of Management Website Business Objectives with Measurable Goals by Vladimir Rozovskiy, MSIT, Project Management Certificate Candidate, GRA
Please visit www.ltu.edu/ResearchDay for the complete listing of presentations.
On Saturday, April 11, 2015 the Lawrence Technological University College of Management welcomed its second class of Delta Mu Delta inductees. The ceremony began with Dr. Anne Kohnke, Assistant Professor in the College of Management and faculty adviser for Delta Mu Delta inducting two Honorary Inductees: Mr. John G. Petty, ME’65, Trustee of Lawrence Technological University, and Dr. Hamid Servati, President of ServoTech Industries, Partner of Zoatex LLC.
Dr. Anne Kohnke, LTU’s Nu Alpha Chapter Presiding Officer and Emcee for the evening, welcomed 35 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral inductees. The criteria for induction into Delta Mu Delta as an undergraduate student is a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2, completion of at least 50 percent of the required credits toward their degree, and completion of at least 24 credits at LTU. Graduate and doctoral students must have completed at least 50 percent of the required credits toward their degree and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher. All candidates for membership in the society must also be in the top 20 percent of their class.
Following the student induction Mr. John Petty addressed inductees with an inspiring message on the Role of Leadership and the Impact that today’s actions have on the Future.
After dinner, President Moudgil delivered an inspiring keynote address. During his keynote address, Dr. Moudgil spoke to our inductees and their families about the importance of developing and utilizing their skills in both domestic and international venues.
Congratulations to all of our students who were inducted in recognition of their outstanding academic success! We look forward to the future of Delta Mu Delta on LTU’s campus!
Sunday, March 22nd 2015, The College of Management was proud to host ISACA’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition. This year’s contestants included 15 teams who have registered for the contest (9 from LTU and 6 teams from University of Eastern Michigan for a total of 29 students).
The teams spent a weekend working hard to solve the case tailored to represent a real world experience and presented their report findings to a panel of IT Security experts.
We sincerely congratulate this years’ finalists:
- Michael Talamonti, LTU MSIT, College of Management, took 1st place $3,500
- Suvro Sudip, LTU Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, took 2nd place, $2,500
- Tied for 3rd place: Cameron Beyer & Adam Drotar, LTU Computer Science, College of Arts & Science, $1,000
- Tied for 3rd place: Alex Demetriou & Yuan Li, Eastern Michigan Uni, $1,000
As the names of the finalists were announced, Brad Barton, President of ISACA Detroit Chapter and Director, Global IT Governance, Security, Compliance and Controls at Lear Corporation, as well as former ISACA chapter President, Sajay Rai, Founder and CEO, Securely Yours LLC, addressed and inspired competition participants.
Brad Barton is the Global Director of IT Governance, Compliance, Controls and Security for Lear Corporation. In this capacity, he provides company-wide leadership in the analysis of business risks and controls related to Information Technology and Services. He leads the development and implementation of global practices designed to effectively manage IT systems and services.
Additionally, he is the chairperson for the company’s IT Governance Steering Committee where key decisions related IT practices are discussed and approved. Most recently, Brad heads up Lear’s global IT Security function where he has designed and led the implementation of the company’s security policies, practices and awareness initiative. Prior to leading Lear’s IT Governance function, Brad was Lear’s Global IT Audit Director with responsibility for world-wide IT audit activities and reporting.
Other responsibilities previously held by Brad include leadership of Lear’s Customer Focus division IT staff headquartered in Paris, France, and world-wide responsibility for Lear’s global voice, data and video communications network. Outside of Lear, Brad is President of the Board of Directors for the Detroit chapter of ISACA and a member of the Review Board for the Northville, MI Township. In August 2014, Brad will celebrate his fourteenth year with Lear.
Sajay Rai has more than 30 years of experience in information technology, specializing in information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, privacy, IT audit and information risk. Mr. Rai is the Founder and CEO of Securely Yours LLC. Securely Yours LLC is focused on delivering innovative solutions through delivery channels like Software-as-a-Service, Managed Services and traditional IT consulting. Mr. Rai’s clients are in the financial, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, federal and state agencies and utility industry.
Mr. Rai co-authored a recently published book, Defending the Digital Frontier – A Security Agenda, which guides business and IT executives on how to develop an effective and efficient information security program within their enterprise. He also co-authored Institute of Internal Auditors’ publications of “Sawyer’s Internal Audit Handbook 6th Edition” and the publication of IIA’s Global Technology Audit Guide (GTAG) No. 9 on the topic of Identity and Access Management.
Mr. Rai is a member of IIA’s Professional Issues Committee (PIC). He also serves on the board of ISACA Detroit Chapter, IIA’s Detroit Chapter, Society Of Information (SIM) Detroit Chapter and as a member of Walsh College’s Accounting Advisory and Technology Committees. Mr. Rai is a regular speaker at industry conferences on information security, business continuity, disaster recovery, technology strategy and is frequently quoted in magazines and newspapers. He has also served as expert witness in litigation cases in the area of information security.
In addition to the winners, participants who solved the case and presented their findings to the panel are:
- Manoohari Perumalsamy Jothikrishnakumari
- Raviteja Polinati
- Adeyinka Adenrele
- Vladimir Rozovskiy
- Neha Bibireddy
- Vaishali Devidas Patil
- Veera Rahgava Prasad Govinda Raju
- Michael Bruno Selvaraj
- Saranya Thirumeni
- Sowmya Tiruchengode Yegyanarayanan
- Enge He
- Yuan Li
This competition could not have taken place without the help and support from:
- Dr. Anne Kohnke, the LTU Academic Advisor for ISACA who has made arrangements for the Scholarship Case Competition to be held at LTU.
- Panel of Judges, including:
- Sajay Rai, Founder and CEO, Securely Yours LLC
- Brad Barton, President ISACA Detroit, Lear Corporation
- Ryan Hodges, Manager, Deloitte
- Malini Sarma, Web Application Security Program Lead, GM
- Hari Sarma, IT Manager, GM
- Keith Cheresko, Principal, Privacy Associates International LLC
- Bhaskar Kakulavarapu, Information Security Consultant, Comerica Bank
- Tonya Byers, Director II, BCBSM
- ISACA Detroit Chapter that provided the scholarship funds.
- Management Office that helped organize and host this event (Donna Kress, Mina Jena, Zina Orow, Merissa Hudnall, Suzann Bigelow, Megann Wallace)
All participants are invited to attend the 15th April ISACA dinner meeting where the winners will be formally recognized with certificates and their checks. They will also get an honorable mention on ISACA’s website and their monthly newsletter, DataByte. As the 1st place winner was from LTU, the College of Management will get to host the Stanley Cup until next year’s event.