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Faculty

Cathie Coleman-Dickson is pleased to be the Program Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Business, Leadership and Healthcare Degree Programs. She has been teaching at Rosemont for over 12 years and is the recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award (2012) and 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.

Cathie earned her M.B.A. in Global Management from the University of Phoenix and the B.S. in Organizational Development from Rosemont College.  One of the highlights 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, Cathie continues to be humbled by the awe and wonder in adult students’ eyes as they embark each year on an academic journey together.

 

Joseph Cooney has over 35 years of experience in Human Resource Development.  For the past two years he has served as the lead consultant for Cavan Consulting LLC, a small HRD firm he started after retiring from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been working on small educational or organizational development projects on a contract basis. 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 developing Penn's management development curriculum, new staff orientation, and customer service programming. He also served as an internal consultant, helping organizational units address performance issues.  Mr. Cooney has worked for the Boeing Corporation and as the Manager of Management and Employee Development at Colonial Penn Group. He is a Veteran having served in Vietnam with the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division.  Joe has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in human resource management, organization development, organizational behavior and business ethics.  Mr. Cooney holds a Bachelor’s degree from St. Thomas University in Miami and an M.S. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and numerous other professional certifications.

 

Christopher J. Curran is a veteran of the US Air Force with over 30 years’ experience in operations management in 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.  He earned his M.B.A. from Rosemont College and has a B.A. in Organizational Management from Eastern University. In addition, 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.

 

Dwayne Dantzler is currently Director of Material Master Data and Quality Manager at Agilent Technologies where he has been employed for many years. He earned an M.B.A. and Post M.B.A. certificate in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing at Saint Joseph's University, as well as a certificate in Supply Chain Management from Penn State University.  Dwayne earned his B.S. in Management from Rosemont’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies in 1999 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During his tenure at Rosemont, Dwayne was nominated and recognized as a Who’s Who Among America’s College Students. He has also served on the Rosemont Campaign Committee and has been an active Alumni Board Director for two terms.

 

Michael Dawkins has taught in the business and leadership programs at Rosemont College since 2004. Dr. Dawkins serves as a Program Development Specialist at Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTS) where he designs, develops, and delivers leadership and customer service training programs to management and front-line employees. He is also a career coach within SEPTA, helping employees to navigate the organization by finding resources and tools for them to be successful in their careers.  Dr. Dawkins holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Technology from Walden University, an M.B.A. in International Business from Rosemont College, and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from Eastern University.  He is married with two adult children and enjoys teaching and travelling. He is also a soccer enthusiast and a weekend warrior with a desire to make a difference in the lives of students and employees.

 

William (Bill) Klein has taught at Rosemont College for over 15 years and was named Facilitator of the Year in 2010.  Mr. Klein has held many senior management positions both in business and education.   He is currently 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.  Mr. Klein has a M.S. in Organizational Management from The University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Management from Rosemont College.  He lives with wife and two children in the New Hope, PA area where he is an active volunteer fireman.     

Maria Laffredo has extensive experience in the banking and financial services sector working with policy and procedure creation, team restructuring, team member mentoring, and the rollout of government programs.  She earned an M.B.A. with a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from Rosemont College, Masters in Education from Cabrini University and Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Temple University.  She understands the challenges of being an adult student balancing work, school and family.

 

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 is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified and is currently a doctoral candidate in the DBA program at Drexel University.  She earned an M.B.A. in International Management from the University of Phoenix and a B.S. in Management, from Rosemont College. 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.