IT’s Selfie Time for INT 6043

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on IT’s Selfie Time for INT 6043

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:

INT 6043 Selfie

INT 6043 Selfie

All Posts

FEI Academic Night 2015

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on FEI Academic Night 2015

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.

All Posts, Student Professional Development Programs

LTU’s 3rd Annual Research Day

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on LTU’s 3rd Annual Research Day

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 for the complete listing of presentations.

All Posts, Student Professional Development Programs

Delta Mu Delta Second Annual Induction Ceremony

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on Delta Mu Delta Second Annual Induction Ceremony

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.

Mr. John G. Petty, ME’65, Trustee of Lawrence Technological University, and Dr. Hamid Servati, President of ServoTech Industries, Partner of Zoatex LLC.

Dean Mirshab; President Moudgil; Dr. Anne Kohnke; Mr. John G. Petty, ME’65; Dr. Hamid Servati; Dr. Maria Vaz; Dr. Jacqueline Stavros.


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.

Mr. John G. Petty, ME'65, Trustee of Lawrence Technological University

Mr. John G. Petty, ME’65, Trustee of Lawrence Technological University


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.

President Moudgil

President Moudgil


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!

Delta Mu Delta Group

Delta Mu Delta Group

All Posts, Delta Mu Delta, Student Professional Development Programs

ISACA Detroit Chapter Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on ISACA Detroit Chapter Cybersecurity Scholarship Case Competition

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:

  1. Michael Talamonti, LTU MSIT, College of Management, took 1st place $3,500
  2. Suvro Sudip, LTU Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, took 2nd place, $2,500
  3. Tied for 3rd place: Cameron Beyer & Adam Drotar, LTU Computer Science, College of Arts & Science, $1,000
  4. 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

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

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:
  • 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.

All Posts, Student Professional Development Programs

Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony


One of the hallmark events of the College of Management is the induction of select members to the Hall of Fame. The College of management Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given by the College to leaders whose careers exemplify both individual excellence and dedication to the success of others. Through their vision and leadership, these individuals have made lasting contributions to the College of Management by providing inspiring role models for today’s business students.

This Year’s Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Ms. Nancy Gougarty

Ms. Nancy Gougarty

Dr. Barbara Kouskoulas

Dr. Barbara Kouskoulas

Dr. Hamid Servati

Dr. Hamid Servati


All Posts, Uncategorized

Fall 2014 MBA Case Competition

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on Fall 2014 MBA Case Competition


The College of Management was proud to host its second MBA Case Competition on Friday, December 12, 2014. Seven groups of students from Dr. Shahram Taj’s capstone class, Global Strategic Management (MBA 6073), analyzed the current situation and future opportunities for CEMEX, a Mexican cement company that has become a major competitor in many countries such as US, Spain, Philippine, Indonesia, Egypt, and Latin America, in front of 5 distinguished judges. The student presentations were based on the Case Study, “The Globalization of CEMEX”.

Among the judges were, Mark Phillips, co-Founder of Vertabase Project Management Software and President of Standpipe Manager, author of Reinventing Communication; Lori Kuehn, Associate Director, Global Enabling Analytics at General Motors; Roberto Bortolan, Business Development Manager – Magneti Marelli (FCA Group); and Pouya Seifzadeh, PhD, Assistant Professor in Strategy, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus.

CEMEX is a Mexican company that has become a major international competitor in cement while maintaining a higher level of profitability than other, longer-established competitors. In 1990, CEMEX faced trade sanctions in US and by the end of 1999, it operated cement plants in 15 countries, owned production/distribution facilities in 30 countries and traded cements in more than 60 countries.

The competition was fierce, but the winners were announced later that day.

The $400 First Place prize was awarded to Adam Crafard, Damon Royster, and Daniel Russ.

The Second Place was awarded to Ayman Alkafarneh, Aram Manoogian, Kashyap Shah, and Christopher deLaFe.

The Third Place was awarded to David Baker, Willie Pendergrass, and Chih-Yu Shen.

The other students who participated were Christopher Aichler, Noah Cavitt, Douglas Rutter, Shondell Daniel, Abhishek Singh, Termikia Thomas, NaTonya Tumblin, Jack Cosey, Wessam Mansour, Paul McDaniel, Alhor Madan, Tynisha McGee, and Grant Wenzinger.

Following the luncheon and awards ceremony President Moudgil spoke about the Case Competition and how it distinguishes LTU students from other universities to be able to interpret and think of a solution as well as present in front of a highly successful panel allowing students to experience the Practical Model of Theory and Practice.

All Posts, MBA Program, Student Professional Development Programs

Executive-To-Executive Series: Achieving Outcomes Through Continuous Quality Improvement

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on Executive-To-Executive Series: Achieving Outcomes Through Continuous Quality Improvement

On January 28th, 2015, Samuel Flanders, M.D., Executive Vice President of Quality, Safety and Clinical Effectiveness at Beaumont Health System spoke to our students on the topic of Achieving Outcomes Through Continuous Quality Improvement.

Plante & Moran Executive-To-Executive Leadership Development Series is designed for current and future leaders and Board members. Speakers will share specific lessons from their experiences. By attending, you will have the opportunity to apply proven strategies and approaches to significantly impact your organization.

We appreciate the ongoing support from the partners in this series:

  • Plante & Moran
  • United Way of Southeastern Michigan
  • Center for Nonprofit Management at Lawrence Technological University
  • Michigan Nonprofit Association
  • The McGregor Fund
  • Blender Consulting Group

All sessions are held on Tuesdays in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (S100), Science Building, Lawrence Technological University. Registration begins and coffee is served at 8 a.m. Presentations are held from 8:30 – 10 a.m.

Visit our page to register for future Executive-to-Executive Series events:

All Posts, Student Professional Development Programs

The Impact of Strategy on Leadership

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on The Impact of Strategy on Leadership

Dr. Thomas Marx’s article, “The Impact of Strategy on Leadership”, has been accepted for publication in this summer’s edition of the Journal of Strategy and Management.

This article is a wonderful extension of your conceptual article on leadership and strategy and nicely brings key concepts from both core MBA courses in leadership and strategy.

~ Jacqueline Stavros

All Posts, Faculty and Doctoral Notables

SOAR: Learning to Build a Strengths-Based Strategy

By Vladimir RozovskiyComments Off on SOAR: Learning to Build a Strengths-Based Strategy

On January 15th at the Detroit Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Chapter Event, Dr.  Jacqueline Stavros presented: “SOAR: Learning to Build a Strengths-Based Strategy”.

This presentation provided participants with an opportunity to discover how and why SOAR, that uses Appreciative Inquiry (AI) as its foundation, can build positive strategies and lead from an appreciative mind-set that transforms individuals’ and organizations’ performance.

SOAR (Strengths – Opportunities – Aspirations – Results) is a strengths-based strategic thinking, strategy formation and planning framework.


All Posts, Faculty and Doctoral Notables
Blue Taste Theme created by Jabox