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Business Administration Faculty

Business Administration faculty at Rosemont College are accomplished practitioners and academics, experienced in teaching adult learners. Facilitating courses in their subjects of expertise and representing an advantageous blend of both theoretical and practical knowledge, our robust business curriculum gives you the tools you need to get ahead. Learn about our talented faculty members below.

Cathie Coleman-Dickson is the Program Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Business, Leadership and Healthcare Degree Programs. A faculty member at Rosemont for over 12 years, she is the Faculty of the Year Award (2012) and earned the Bonnie Hilferty Freney Award (2011) for distinctive service to the college. In addition to her teaching, Cathie has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry in various therapeutic areas, market research firms, and pharmaceutical data monitoring companies.

A highlight of her position is coordinating the yearly Global Study program offered to SGPS graduate and undergraduate students. Having educated and spent time with over 200 students in locations such as London, UK, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, the University of Oxford in Oxfordshire, UK, the National University of Ireland in Galway Ireland, and the Sicily Center for International Education in Ortygia Sicily.

Education:

  • MBA, Global Management
    University of Phoenix
  • BS, Organizational Development
    Rosemont College

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With over 35 years of experience in Human Resource Development, Joseph Cooney has served as the lead consultant for the Cavan Consulting, LLC, a small HRD firm he started after retiring from the University of Pennsylvania. In the past, Mr. Cooney was the Associate Director of Human Resource/Learning and Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where he worked for 24 years. He is a Veteran having served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

Education:

  • MS, Organizational Dynamics
    University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
    St. Thomas University
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources Designation
    Society for Human Resource management

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A veteran of the US Air Force, Christopher J. Curran has over 30 years’ experience in operations management across a variety of industries including Defense, Medical Device and Biomedical Research. Currently, Mr. Curran works as Director of Purchasing for Allentown, Inc., overseeing the company’s global procurement team. Mr. Curran has served as a coach for a number of local youth sports organizations and is a former President of a faith-based youth organization.

Education:

  • MBA
    Rosemont College
  • BA, Organizational Management
    Eastern University

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The Director of Material Master Data and Quality Manager at Agilent Technologies, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rosemont. During his tenure here, Dwayne was nominated and recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s College Students. He's also served on the Rosemont Campaign Committee and has been an active Alumni Board Director for two terms.

Education:

  • MBA
    Saint Joseph's University
  • Post MBA Certificate, Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing
    Saint Joseph's University
  • Certificate, Supply Chain Management
    Penn State University
  • BS, Management
    Rosemont College

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Since 2004, Dr. Michael Dawkins has taught in the business and leadership programs at Rosemont College. He also serves as a Program Development Specialist at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) where he designs, develops, and delivers leadership and customer service training programs to management and front-line employees. A career coach within SEPTA, he helps employees succeed by navigating the organization.

Education:

  • PhD, Leadership and Technology
    Walden University
  • MBA, International Business
    Rosemont College
  • BA, Organizational Dynamics
    Eastern University

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Named Facilitator of the Year in 2010, Mr. Klein has taught at Rosemont College for over 15 years. William Klein has held many senior management positions in both business and education. Currently he is the Vice President of Operations and Leasing for Willner Propertius in King of Prussia. 

Prior to this, he was a portfolio manager of Keystone Property Group (Conshohocken, Pa), overseeing 2.3 million square feet of office space from Stamford CT to central NJ. 

Education:

  • MS, Organizational Management
    University of Pennsylvania
  • BS, Management
    Rosemont College

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Maria Laffredo has extensive experience working with policy and procedure creation, team restructuring, team member mentoring, and the rollout of government programs in the in the banking and financial services sector. She understands the challenges of being an adult student, and the need to balance work, school, and family.

Education:

  • MBA with a Certificate in Organizational Leadership
    Rosemont College

  • MEd
    Cabrini University

  • BA, Liberal Arts
    Temple University

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Beatrice Majka has worked for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals for 18 years. She currently serves as the Products and Services Manager for the Talent Leadership and Organizational Development group, where she creates curriculum and manages global projects.  Her programs and projects include Leading in Context, Anti-Bribery/Anti-Corruption training, and Respectful Workplace Training.

Ms. Majka spent two years in Biopharm at GSK as Supply Chain Analyst in GSK’s Manufacturing Division. She participated in Rosemont College’s SGPS Global Studies to Imperial College London, England and assisted in the SGPS Global Study to Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Education:

  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
  • DBA Candidate
    Drexel University

  • MBA, International
    University of Phoenix

  • BS, Management
    Rosemont College

An award-winning faculty member, program leader and facilitator in the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, Joan Wilder is skillful at creating, implementing, and managing policies. Employed by Rosemont College since 2002, Ms. Wilder has served as an academic advisor, instructor, and most recently, the Director of Graduate Business Programs.

As a facilitator, she's taught classes in the Humanities, including Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Cultural Critique through Film, Intercultural Communications, and Critical Thinking and Writing. Prior to her work at Rosemont, Ms. Wilder worked for 14 years with the Please Touch Museum in Visitor Services and Operations.

Education:

  • MS, Management
    Concentration in the Arts and Cultural Management Field
    Rosemont College
  • BA, English
    LaSalle University