Our program, ranked No. 6 in the U.S. by College Factual, prepares students to move their companies ahead of the competition by successfully mobilizing and coordinating resources, all while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Rigorous coursework offers an understanding of complex managerial issues and ethical practices.
Madan Annavarjula is the Dean of the College of Business and Professor of International Business at Bryant University. He earned his Ph.D. in International Business at the Fox School of Business, Temple University, Philadelphia. He is responsible for strategic planning, curriculum development and day to day administration of the College of Business.
Lori Coakley is known for her fast-talking style and real-world approach, Coakley has received several teaching awards at Bryant. Pedagogy – or the art of teaching – is her passion.
“I’m always thinking how I can make things different or better for my students,” Coakley said. “I want them to walk out of my class and say ‘Wow.
Dr. Crystal Jiang is an Associate Professor of Management in the Management Department. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in International Business, Strategic Management and Managing Multinational Enterprises. Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on firms originated from emerging economies in capability-building.
Assistant professor in Management Department. Ph. D. in business from University of Nebraska Lincoln. Hold M.S, in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and B.A. in Finance from University of Utah. Worked as a finance manager for GE Asia, Bally Total Fitness, Allianz Life, and Citibank Asia.
Eileen Kwesiga teaches courses in leadership, organizational behavior, and global human resources.
To spark conversations across disciplines, Bryant assigns faculty offices across disciplines. Kwesiga credits this approach for shaping her career. Seated with sociologists, and talking with them over lunch or in the halls.
Dr. Harsh K. Luthar is a tenured Professor in the Management Department of the College of Business at Bryant University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, International Human Resource Management, Employment Relations, Business and Society, Management Theory and Practice.
Lou’s unique perspective stems from extensive experience in technology and business, begun at a young age and spanning a 40-year career. He became the youngest member of ACM at age 15 and founded the first Junior Achievement IT company in the US. He helped pay for his college education by working at RI-based International Data Sciences, Inc.
John Poirier is an expert in Human Resources Development and Management. As part of his practice, he takes on the roles of executive coach, consultant, trainer, and facilitator to help clients develop the competencies they need to enhance organizational effectiveness, team learning, and individual performance. Dr.
Dirk J Primus is an Assistant Professor in Management. His teaching and research draws from extensive experience (15 years) gained in various leadership positions in the Life Sciences Industry. In his Industry career, he worked for Johnson and Johnson, Fresenius Pro-Serve, Life Sciences International Suisse and most recently for Pall Life Sciences.
Chris owns a management and marketing consulting firm, Triple M Productions, which he co-founded in 2002. He spent years working in the broadcasting industry and is the former Vice President of MGP Media, a unit of Merv Griffin Productions. In the classroom.
Energy and engagement are hallmarks of Mike Roberto's teaching style. Roberto has been known to jump, throw chalk, and spark debates as well as use video, case studies, and small group discussion to foster dialogue among students. “I have a lot of enthusiasm and hope it’s contagious in the classroom,” he said. “I want to bring the classroom to life.
Worked in aerospace and OEM industries for 12 years before academia. Full time at Bryant University since 2000.
Elzotbek Rustambekov, PhD, is originally from Uzbekistan, where he earned his BBA Summa Cum Laude from Tashkent State Technical University. Prior to career in academia Dr. Rustambekov worked with the Ministry of Finance of Uzbekistan, Tashkent City Hall, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Dr.
James Segovis teaches courses on organizational behavior, leadership, and power and influence in the workplace.
On campus, he’s known for his engaging, exacting teaching and his successful campus outreach efforts.
Segovis was the long-time director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business.
John Visich is a prolific writer of case studies, using them frequently as a teaching tool. Cases offer a real-world approach to understanding the science and art of making decisions. In 2011, Visich and Bryant colleague Chris Roethlein won the Teaching Case Studies Award Competition at the Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute.
My business background was with the TJX Companies for 15+ years as a manager of corporate logistics. Since retiring I've been teaching at Umass Amherst, Bridgewater State University and Bryant University. My business background, knowledge and contacts has been instrumental in my teaching along with creating career opportunities for the students.