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Faculty and Staff

Below is a list of faculty and staff members at the School of Business. Click on the drop-down menu for more information.

Dean of the School of Business

Dr. P. Gerard Shaw, Dean

Dr. Shaw, Dean of the School of Business, has been at Dean for 20 years and has spent his career working with higher education. Prior to earning a Ph.D. at Boston College, he earned an M.A. in theology, an M.S. in human resources, and a B.S. in accounting.  

Dr. Shaw's career has included serving as a Vice President of Student Affairs, working as a consultant in the Higher Education Consulting practice at Coopers & Lybrand, and co-founding his own consulting practice. Believing that service to the community is vital, Dr. Shaw served on the Board of Directors for the Hockomock Area YMCA, served on the Development Committee at the Providence Country Day School, and taught CCD in his local parish. Dr. Shaw teaches a variety of courses in the School of Business and is the Director of the Dean Leadership Institute.

Assistant Professor and Part-Time Faculty in Finance

Alan Adams

During more than 40 years in business, Alan Adams (Bryant College M.B.A., 1982) has held many positions in large- and medium-sized industries, including treasurer, controller, vice-president, chief financial officer, and owner/director. In 1988 he founded a biomedical manufacturing company in the MetroWest area, which experienced many years of rapid, sustained growth and above-industry-average profits through internal development and acquisitions. Now in semi-retirement after selling his own company to a large acquisition group, Alan is turning his attention to many areas, including teaching at Dean College, writing, investing, music, consulting for startup entrepreneurs (including three technology ventures) and lecturing. He is also a former martial arts instructor and a notary public for the Commonwealth. 

Recently Alan served on State Senator Bruce Tarr’s advisory committee sponsoring legislation for a major Massachusetts safety initiative and remains an advocate for this effort. He is currently the president of his own consulting services company and has served on the boards of directors/advisors of several Massachusetts companies.

Adjunct Instructor in Business

Kim Barry earned her M.B.A. at the University of Texas, Austin and worked at Motorola in Texas for over 15 years before coming to Dean College. 

She teaches Operations Management and Organizational Behavior for the School of Business and School of Continuing Studies.

Director of Law Enforcement Services and Risk Management, Adjunct Faculty

Ken Corkran has served as a law enforcement administrator for twenty-five years and as adjunct faculty at Dean for fifteen. He holds a B.S. and M.S. from Fitchburg State University. 

Distinguished Executive Faculty, School of Business

Paul earned his law degree at the Harvard Law School. He was trained at the Harvard Negotiation Project by Professor Roger Fisher. 

Adjunct Instructor in Business

A founder of The Players’ Impact, a venture platform for professional athletes, Tracy is focused on the growth of early stage companies, venture investment, and pioneering business initiatives.

An attorney by training, an entrepreneur in spirit, and an executive leader through her experience, her career has focused for more than a decade on start-up companies and sports/media technology offerings. Tracy’s background provides management expertise, startup business initiatives, legal affairs experience and managing operations. Recently bringing a mobile SaaS company from concept to Series A funding, Tracy has been starting, growing, and selling companies for over 15 years. Her role as COO at Burst afforded her the opportunity to diversify her experience further. Her positions at Active.com and Vision Sports & Entertainment saw her intimately involved in all aspects of entrepreneurship, from envisioning the concept, business planning, hiring, operations build out, fundraising, strategic partnerships, outsourcing, finances, marketing, and more. After earning her J.D. at Seton Hall University she worked for the National Hockey League and Major League Baseball Advanced Media and was a partner in a venture investment firm focused on companies that intersected sports, technology and media/entertainment. Tracy started the Boston chapter of Women in Sports and Events, a not-for-profit representing the voice and invaluable resource for professional women in the business of sports and remains an advisor. She is an adjunct professor at Dean College and serves as a board member of the New England Chapter of Positive Coaching Alliance, is on the Leadership Committee for the American Heart Association, Athletics and an advisor for the MIT Launch program. Tracy has 2 children, is a 6-time marathon finisher and a 2nd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Education – J.D. Seton Hall Law School, B.A. Wagner College

Expertise – Executive Management, Entrepreneurship, Venture Investment 

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Michael Fishbein

Michael has a long-standing history of creating student success, working collaboratively with faculty and the community to build programs and devise models to support retention and academic achievement.

Dr. Fishbein received his Baccalaureate Degree in Psychology from Bernard M. Baruch College and his Master’s Degree and Doctorate in Psychology from Clark University.  He is also a graduate of the Institute for Educational Management, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University. 

Assistant Professor of Accounting

Paula Kelly

Paula Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant with an M.B.A. from Providence College and has been teaching Accounting at Dean for over 6 years. 

Her industry experience has been in the general and corporate accounting functions. As Director of Corporate Accounting for Dunkin Donuts Inc., she was responsible for managing the corporate budget process and budget reviews, researching financial reporting requirements under GAAP, preparation of interim and annual financial statements, and overseeing the external audit of the financial statements.

Her public accounting experience includes compilations, reviews, audits and taxes for small- and medium-sized regional public accounting firms. These positions involved providing services to small to medium sized privately held businesses in reviewing accounting policies, internal control procedures and financial reporting processes. Further work included compiling, reviewing and auditing financial statements as required by clients. She is currently a consultant to several accounting firms.  

Adjunct Instructor in Business

John Lanzoni has served as Vice President of New Plants Supply Change at Westinghouse Electric. He earned his M.B.A. from Suffolk University. 

Sport Management Program Coordinator, Assistant Professor, Assistant Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management.

Dr. Ernie May

May holds a Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Athletic Administration from Drexel University (PA), an M. Ed Degree from Springfield College (MA) in Education and a minor in Sport Management, and a B.S. Degree in Physical Education with a minor in Sport Management from Keene State College (NH). Coach May’s doctoral dissertation from Drexel focused on concussion protocols for athletes from youth leagues to the professional ranks in the United States and how they relate to Return to Play (RTP) protocols and guidelines for key stakeholders. While at Springfield, Coach May’s thesis looked at the Performance of Major League Baseball Players following mid-season trades as a statistical analysis. 

Associate Professor of Communications, WGAO-FM Operations Manager

Vic is an Associate Professor of Communication and General Manager for the Dean College radio station, WGAO (88.3FM).

Vic holds a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A. from Bryant University, as well as an M.A. in media arts from Emerson College. He has been at Dean College for 30 years and his broadcast career has spanned more than 25 years in the Providence, RI, radio market, including JB-105, WLKW, RI-104, WHJJ and 10 years on-air at 92 Pro-FM.  He ran his own DJ and video service for 30 years known as the Vic Michaels Sound Company.  In addition, he is a political consultant and has held several key positions on statewide campaigns in Rhode Island.  He also runs a training program to prepare new candidates for office.  He is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, the Broadcast Education Association, and the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System.  He is also the Treasurer of Families for Effective Autism Treatment of RI, and serves on the Advisory Board of Seven Hills.  In 2010 he received the Teaching Excellence Award at Dean College.

 

Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Management

Chief John Moore has spent his entire 29-year career in the criminal justice field; first as a criminal defense attorney (1988-1995) and then as a police officer (1995-2017).

John was the Chief of Police for Holliston, MA for the last six years of his law enforcement career. Currently, he has returned to the practice of law, and he continues to teach at the college level, and for veteran police officer programs. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science (UMass 1984), a Juris Doctorate Decree (Suffolk Law School 1988), and a Masters Degree in History (Providence College 2007). Chief Moore is a member of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Middlesex County Chiefs of Police Association, the New England Chiefs of Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Association, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and he is a graduate of the Executive Development Course of Study at Roger Williams University, the Executive Officer Program of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Center, and the Senior Management Institute of Police of the Police Executive Research Forum.  He has been an adjunct professor at Emmanuel College for the past 10 years instructing students in Negotiation and Conflict Management, Labor and Employee Relations, Strategic Planning and Management, Operations Management, Ethical Decision Making, Business Law, and the Capstone Seminar. He has also taught for Rogers Williams University in the areas of Ethical Decision Making, Leadership Principles, Labor-Management Relations, Legal Liability for Field Training Officers, and 21st Century Policing, and for the Municipal Police Training Committee in the areas of Fair and Impartial Policing, Procedural Justice, Eyewitness Identification Procedures, and Legal Update Training.  Lastly, Chief Moore has been a guest speaker on the issues of Gun Rights, Opioid Addiction, Jail Diversion Programs relative to medical health issues, Workplace Violence, Emergency Management Procedures involving the Massachusetts Inter-Local Insurance Association, Law Day at Framingham District Court (Miranda Rights 50 years later), and as the producer and moderator of the “Holliston on Patrol” cable television cable show.

 

Adjunct Instructor

Professor Moynihan has more than 30 years of experience in financial analysis and management.

His positions have included Administrator of Purchasing Systems, Purchasing Agent/Property Manager, and Treasurer/Purchasing agent. Jerome is a Master Instructor with the National Institute of Government Procurement. He teaches Principles of Finance and Budgeting and Economics.

M.B.A., Bryant College

 

Adjunct Instructor in Business

Paul earned an M.B.A. at Bryant University and is currently working on a doctorate in accounting at Argosy University. 

Adjunct Instructor in Criminal Justice and Sociology

Professor O’Neill earned his Juris Doctor from Western New England University School of Law in 2003 and has served his community state and nation in several areas of public service over the last 30 years.

As a husband, father and lifelong teacher Dr. O’Neill recognizes the value of developing young men and women so they can take the lead in shaping our future.  Scott is a US Army Veteran, serving as a Military Police platoon leader.  After Military service, he continued public service with the Connecticut Department of Corrections beginning as an officer and retiring as counsel and auditor for the Director of Offender Classification. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Law Enforcement and a Juris Doctor from Western New England University.   Scott believes in service to the community and served on several not for profit boards in the greater Springfield area.  Scott has been an instructor in the workplace, university and colleges.  He is recognized by the courts as an expert in Offender Classification and is often called as an expert witness before both state and federal courts.  He has been a guest lecturer at several New England Colleges on Modern Corrections and is looked to as a resource for educators and professionals alike on this area of expertise.

Scott brings to education his years of public service and his hands-on knowledge of the law and public practice.  Scott teaches in a broad spectrum of disciplines, from Security Studies, Criminal Justice and Sociology, reflecting his versatility as an educator and sharing his experiences with our students. He believes that the best educators are those who see students as colleagues who are looking to be passionate about their future roles.

 

Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, Associate Vice President of Business Development

Paul is a former business executive with a track record of success in the software industry, most recently serving as Business Unit Executive for IBM's Security Division in Cambridge, MA. A parent of a Dean College Alumni, Paul is a Graduate of Bryant University. 

Director of The Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management

John currently serves in several capacities, including 30 years as play-by-play voice for Providence College basketball, Big East Conference and American Athletic Conference football and basketball play-by-play for ESPNU, ESPN Regional Television, the IMG Sports Network and the Big East & American Digital Networks; ACC football; 27 seasons as voice for the New England Patriots and 20 seasons as voice for New England Revolution; previous work includes Inside the Big East and Golfing the World on ESPNU, Fox Sports Net and additional regional sports networks and local TV stations; talk host for WOR 710 New York, the WEEI Radio Network in Boston, Providence and throughout New England; current host of This Week in the Big East syndicated nationally on Westwood One and Sirius/XM...and a former host on ESPN Radio and the NBC Sports Radio Network.  

John also serves as a featured columnist for two websites, Patriots.com and WEEI.com, and has authored a book on the history of radio in Rhode Island - "Rhode Island Radio" (Arcadia Publishing, 2012). A 1981 journalism graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Rooke currently serves as Director of the Center for Business, Entertainment and Sport Management and as a Distinguished Executive Faculty member for Dean College in Franklin, MA.  Previously, he held a position as adjunct professor in journalism at one of the nation's top communication arts schools, Emerson College in Boston, where he was named one of the top sports broadcasting instructors in the country by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America.  John also serves as a commercial voice artist and as an auctioneer.

Previously, John has performed duties as a gubernatorial communications director, a program director and manager for a major communications company, a development officer for a children's charity, and as a television sports anchor for 25 years in several markets.     

 

Adjunct Marketing Professor

She earned her MBA with a Concentration in Marketing from Providence College in 2005 and is currently a resident in Franklin, MA. Prior to joining Dean, Kelly worked as a Vice President and Relationship Manager at Enterprise Bank, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts.  

Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Management Program Coordinator

Dr. Pietro Savo

Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo a United States Navy Veteran, has earned Doctorate, Business Administration (D.BA) from Jones International University, a Masters of Aeronautical Science in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a BS in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University. Dr. Savo holds the position as Coordinator, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Management at Dean.

Dr. Savo has over 30 years’ experience in the areas of aerospace and department of defense operations which includes, security, safety, emergency planning, aviation security, industrial security, computer security, preventive risk intelligence, critical mishap response, and state/federal regulatory compliance. Dr. Savo has developed and deployed customized education curricula programs in facility security, cyber threat intelligence, cyber and physical security, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) – Comprehensive Operations Assessment, Leadership Development, Lean Manufacturing Implementation, and Workforce Development. Dr. Savo has developed and deployed the Comprehensive Assessment Process (CAP) for the United States Air Force Office of Small Business Programs. 

Dr. Savo coined the phrase “Education Is Power”; a published author who writes about Veteran Higher Education, Veteran Health, For-Profit and Non-Profit Higher Education, Public Versus Private Education, Career Planning and Job Creation, Internship and On-The-Job Training, Marketing to The US Government, Homeland Security, Cyber Security, and the US Manufacturing industry.  The U.S. manufacturing sector has undergone a massive change in the past several decades. How can we rejuvenate it? And how would career colleges education benefit from a manufacturing renaissance, just a few topics important to Dr. Savo! 

Assistant Professor of Communications and Video Production

Gregg was appointed as an Adjunct Faculty member during the 2015-2016 Academic Year and subsequently was appointed as a full-time faculty member at the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. Previous to joining the faculty at Dean, Gregg served as a faculty member for eleven years at Bridgewater State University, located in Bridgewater, MA, where he taught various video production and post-production courses. Gregg is the founder and President of Purple Turtle Productions, incorporated a video/film production studio and post-production company, as well as an online store and product company located in Lakeville, MA. He is the writer, director, and producer of the skiing documentary “Ravine,” and the feature “Perfect Run.” He has worked on more than one hundred commercials, corporate productions, documentaries, and feature programs as an editor including the documentary “Bridging Cultures,” and the children’s television series entitled “Cool Stuff.” Gregg’s community service and outreach activities include working as a member of the Board of Directors for LakeCam, a community access television station located in his hometown of Lakeville. Additionally, Gregg is the founder and executive director of RowForLife.org, an annual event that raises funds to benefit families that have loved ones currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Adjunct Professor

Tammy earned her bachelor's degree from Bridgewater State and her master’s in sport leadership from Northeastern University. She is currently the general manager and an owner of the New Bedford Bay Sox in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. She played professional women’s baseball for the New Jersey Diamonds and played for the USA Women’s Baseball Team. Tammy has over 15 years of experience in the sporting goods industry.

Adjunct Professor

Christopher is the Director of Corporate Partnerships for the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium.  He is a 2005 graduate of the McCormack Sport Management Department at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Christopher currently serves on the Board of Directors for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Alumni Association and a member of the McCormack Young Alumni Advisory Council.